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6 Ways to Optimize Drywall Installation
  1. 1. Texturing

    Your drywall installation contractor can provide a variety of textures once your installation is complete, including the rosebud stomp, popcorn, swirl, stomp knockdown and splattering.

  2. 2. Fire resistance

    Creating fire-resistant walls with drywall installation is one of the hidden benefits your drywall contractor offers. By using drywall in a 5/8-inch thickness, the fibers of the drywall are more durable.

  3. 3. The right drywall for bathrooms

    More solid shower backings and sink backsplash foundations are achieved when drywall pros use cement board in bathrooms and kitchens. It’s ideal for stability and holding the weight of tiles.

  4. 4. Smooth archways

    Archways and arched ceilings are achieved when your drywall pro uses a drywall with a 3/8-inch thickness. This style of drywall is moldable to hold different shapes.

  5. 5. Cement for basements and garages

    Your pro should know that cement board is resistant to the moisture buildup that occurs in basements, garages and other damp areas of your home.

  6. 6. Proper foundation

    Even when you desire paneled walls in your home, your drywall contractor can establish a firm foundation for you to work with. Paneling affixes to drywall easily, allowing you to see less shrinkage.

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