Installing A Gypsum Ceiling In A House
Installing a gypsum ceiling is an appealing way to replace old ceiling panels, or create a new ceiling. While plaster used to be the sole ceiling panel material available, this is no longer the case. Gypsum ceiling panels are made from a sedimentary rock that is sturdy and relatively inexpensive to manufacture. Since the time of the Egyptians, this type of rock has been used for various building applications. Gypsum is a common mineral found in sedimentary rocks on every continent. Its use goes back thousands of years to the great pyramids of Egypt. In modern times, it is used to make wallboard and plaster products for both residential and commercial buildings. Drywall, also known as wallboard or Sheetrock, is a layer of gypsum sandwiched between two sheets of thick paper. Gypsum ceiling tiles are smaller and are used in suspension ceilings.
When shopping for gypsum panels, you’ll find that this material is available in a number of different patterns, colors, and widths. Precise measurements should be made prior to shopping for any ceiling panels of this type. Frequently, hiring a professional contractor to determine the best type of panels is a wise idea. Gypsum can also be purchased in bulk for any space that may require a large number of ceiling tiles.