Definition

Type of plasterboard, commonly used to build walls and ceilings, composed of gypsum that is layered between sheets of heavy paper.

Things you need to know

The type of drywall used often depends on the room it is to be installed in. For example, water-resistant drywall is good for bathrooms and kitchens; abuse-resistant drywall is good for playrooms; etc.

Also known as

Drywall, Wallboard

Cost Considerations

The cost to install drywall in a 12'x12'​ bedroom with a ceiling height of 8' is roughly $200 (including materials and labor).

Costs vary greatly by region (and even by zip code). To get free estimates from local contractors, please indicate yours.

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