Ok, so say you’re building a house or maybe finishing a basement. One of the key components of that is going to be walls, right?
Well, when adding drywall to those walls, there are a few key things to think about:
1) How much sound proofing do you want in those walls? Sure, you can insulate to provide some sound deadening. BUT, if you are going to be using it as a music or theater area, you might consider getting specialty sound proofing drywall like QuietRock.
We used the QuietRock in the theater area walls and ceiling.
It is usually denoted by a different color as you can see here:
Generally, most guidance says to use green board drywall like this for a tub surround
Dig a little deeper when researching though. We had the green board installed and then, when talking to our tile person at The Tile Shop, found cement board was the better option.
3) Buy a little more than you think you will need. We took some pretty precise calculations (hello, I’m married to a Mathlete) but, because of some unforeseen things during installation, had to run back to the store to get more. Not a big deal but definitely a time suck.
So, working on big building, finishing or renovation projects? Have experience with drywall installation? I’d love to hear all about it!
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