Moisture Proof Plasterboards consists of materials Gyproc or Gypsum packed into heavy duty paper including additives for the application of humid or wet areas prone to moisture. This green plasterboard is available with a squared or tapered edge. These moisture proof plasterboards are designed to be installed within residential and commercial buildings in area of high moisture. This includes kitchens, bathrooms, and utility rooms where the plasterboards would be needed to prevent moisture.
Moisture Resistant Plasterboard
Moisture Panels or Moisture Resistant Plasterboards are also known as “Green Plasterboard”. The reason for this comes down to the green paper face on the front of the board to signal that the plasterboard is moisture resistant. Many builders or people in trade will recognise that the green paper facing on a plasterboard is moisture resistant. If you are buying for someone else and they have asked for Green Plasterboards then you can rest assure that you are in the right place.
Moisture Resistant Plasterboards are available in a variety sizes and thicknesses.
There are multiple methods in which Moisture-resistant plasterboards can be installed including:
- Wall applications
- Timber or metal partition wall applications
- Ceiling applications
- Kitchen and Bathroom applications
What are the benefits of Moisture Resistant Plasterboards?
- Multiple application methods
- When installed correctly will have the same lifespan as the room
- Options of tapered or squared edges
- Suitable for either new builds or refurbishments
- Can also be used for external soffits in sheltered positions
- The Gyproc and paper materials are fully recyclable
- Prevents damage caused by moisture
- The light paper facings are easily covered with plaster, paint, or wallpaper
- The boards can be fixed with drywall screws or adhesive
- Water repellent additives in the core and paper liners
- The boards are suitable for direct decoration
- High resistance to deformation
- An option of singular or multiple layers of boards can be applied
- Accepts wide range of paint and finishing products
- Easily finished with thistle plaster or Gyproc joining materials
How are moisture resistant plasterboards installed?
Install the correct metal brackets and frames that fit the drywall materials. Make sure you use Knauf metal profiles to hold the gypsum board panels in place securely. This will ensure you have applied a solid foundation for a sturdy wall.
Then fix the Plasterboards to the metal profiles using the correct screws that will not rust. Seal all the gaps and joins between panels with jointing tape and plaster compound. Sand down these joins using fine sandpaper to ensure a smooth finish. Apply two coats of drywall sealer to the entire face of the plasterboard wall for additional moisture resistance and protection from water.
If you are going to tile the walls, ensure the tiles are lightweight and waterproof tile adhesive is used. This will ensure that the tiles do not fall off the walls under the hot steam of a shower. Alternatively, you can paint the walls with a waterproof base coat and two or three layers of interior wall paint. This will also help to keep moisture at bay and prevent mould and fungus from growing on the wall.
These easy steps will allow you to build a bathroom with strong and durable walls. While plasterboard is vulnerable to water damage, moisture-resistant plasterboards are specially designed and manufactured to remain strong in humid environments. Keep mould and mildew at bay by using the correct accessories and applying a proper coating of drywall sealer on the panel surfaces before tiling or painting.
Green Plasterboard FAQs
How do you cut moisture-resistant plasterboards?
Moisture resistant plasterboards are cut by measuring and marking the boards and then scoring the board on one side with a sharp blade. The board is then snapped over a hard edge and scored along the other side of the fold.
Can you tile on plasterboard?
yes, however, consider the condition of your plasterboards and the weight of your tiles before installed as the plasterboard and the tiles need to be able to support the other or the wall will not last. It is also essential to effectively prepare the plasterboard so that the tiles can be affixed securely.
What plasterboards should I use in the bathroom?
Moisture or water-resistant plasterboard is the best product and only type of plasterboard that should be used in a bathroom. Bathrooms need water resistant plasterboards to prevent water build-up as other types of plasterboard would become damaged and weakened from moisture in the room.
Are green Plasterboards and Moisture-resistant Plasterboards the same product?
Yes, Green plasterboards and moisture-resistant plasterboards are the exact same products however they are often referred to as either name. The boards are also known as moisture panels and moisture boards.