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A-Z Plasterboard – price, advantages and disadvantages, classification

Plasterboard is one of the popular material lines in life, bringing durability and high aesthetics to many high-class projects. So how much does plasterboard cost? How many types of plaster are there on the market? Join Kosmos to learn more through the following information!

Plaster is one of the popular decorative materials
Plaster is one of the popular decorative materials (Source: freepik.com)
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What is gypsum?

Plasterboard is a popular construction material produced from gypsum - one of the natural minerals that is produced in sheet form through the manufacturing process. This material is often used in ceiling and wall decoration with high durability and ease of construction, so it is very popular in interior decoration.

Plasterboard panels are increasingly popular in life
Plasterboard panels are increasingly popular in everyday life (nwtt.co.uk)

According to Fact.MR, market plasterboard global reach 26,65 billion USD In 2023, it is expected to reach 46,3 billion USD by 2032. The field of decorative construction and infrastructure is increasing, leading to an increasingly popular demand for plaster.

Report properties Details
Plasterboard market price in 2023 (estimated) 26,65 billion USD
Plasterboard market price in 2032 (estimated) 46,3 billion USD
Global growth rate (2023 – 2032) CAGR 5,7%

The expected report on the gypsum board market size in 2023 and 2032 was compiled by Fact.MR.

Plasterboard is used for ceiling cladding
Plasterboard is used for ceiling cladding (pinterest.com)
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Structure of plasterboard

Plasterboard is composed of 2 layers:

  • Surface paper layer: Coated with waterproofing and moisture-proof substances to help protect the plaster core.
  • Plaster core: Is the main component of the material, placed in a mold to shape it according to standard size and shape.
Plaster has a durable structure
Plaster has a durable structure (Source: alibaba.com)
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Advantages and disadvantages of plasterboard

Below is information about the advantages and disadvantages of plasterboard that Kosmos synthesized and researched:

Advantages

Plasterboard is a comprehensive solution for living space with many outstanding advantages:

  • Light, durable and easy to cut: Light weight makes it easy to transport, construct and create aesthetically pleasing shapes for the project. This factor also contributes to effective cost and time savings.
  • Diversity of designs: There are many different types of plasterboard with a variety of designs and colors to choose from, from monochrome to unique patterns. Contributes to improving the aesthetics of the project and gives users a variety of options.
  • Fireproof, soundproof, sound absorbing: Perfect solution for spaces that need sound quality such as halls, meeting rooms, movie theaters, etc. Ensuring safety for users, this material is also popular in large and small projects from houses to apartments. Apartment buildings, restaurants, hotels,…

Disadvantages

Plaster has two disadvantages:

  • After a long time of use, plaster will easily be exposed to water and become stained.
  • Requires high and meticulous construction techniques to ensure project durability
Plasterboard panels with many designs enhance the aesthetics of living space
Plasterboard panels with many designs enhance the aesthetics of living space (Source: pinterest.com)
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Classification of plaster

There are many ways to classify plaster such as by function, installation location,...

Functionally

Based on the function used, we will have the following types:

  • Standard plasterboard: This is a standard product line with ivory gray color, used in many different categories. Product specifications are shown in the following table:
Dimensions (mm) Thickness (mm) Edge style
1210 x 2415 9 SE
1220 x 2440 SE/RE
1220 x 2440 12,5 SE/RE
1220 x 2440 15 RE

Note: RE is a beveled edge, SE is a square edge.

Standard plasterboard
Standard plasterboard (Source: pinterest.com)
  • Moisture-proof plasterboard: The product is designed specifically for humid areas, with a warranty period of up to 5 years. Product specifications are shown in the following table:
Dimensions (mm) Thickness (mm) Edge style
1220 x 2440 9 SE
1220 x 2440 12,5 SE/RE
Moisture-resistant plasterboard
Moisture-proof plasterboard (Source: shopify.com)
  • Soundproofing plasterboard: The product has high sound absorption ability thanks to modern production technology with a circular hole structure and a layer of Glass Matt acoustic paper. Plasterboard Sound insulation has the ability to absorb sound up to 70%, suitable for office spaces, factories, cinemas, conference halls, etc. Common sizes are 1200×2400mm and 600×600mm, 400x800mm, knife thickness from 8mm - 13mm, sound absorption coefficient NRC = 0,6.
Sound-absorbing plasterboard
Sound-absorbing plasterboard
  • Fireproof plasterboard: This material is a suitable choice for high-temperature, flammable and explosive spaces or utility projects. The surface of the panel is light pink and has a fire resistance of 40 minutes. Product specifications are shown in the following table:
Dimensions (mm) Thickness (mm) Edge style
1220 x 2440 12,5 RE
1220 x 2440 15 RE
Fireproof plasterboard
Fireproof plasterboard (Source: pinterest.com)
  • Decorative plasterboard: Used mainly for decorative purposes or to create decorative accents for interior spaces, bringing beauty and elegance to the project with many unique patterns and colors.
Patterned plasterboard
Patterned plasterboard (Source: pinterest.com)

According to installation location

Based on the installation area, we have two popular types of plasterboard:

  • Plasterboard wall panels: Used to cover the wall surface through an aluminum frame system to help create a highlight or increase the aesthetics of the interior space.
Wall plaster
Wall plaster (Source: grenzebach.com)
Construction of plasterboard ceiling panels
Construction of plasterboard ceiling panels (Source: freepik.com)
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Latest plasterboard price list

The following is information about plasterboard prices compiled by Kosmos in January 1:

Plasterboard price list

Product Dimensions (width x length) Thickness Reference price
Standard plaster 1220x2440mm 9-15 mm ~ 100.000 - 250.000 VND/plate
Moisture-resistant plaster 1220x2440mm 9-15 mm ~ 150.000 - 350.000 VND/plate
Fireproof plaster 1220x2440mm 12-16 mm ~ 250.000 - 370.000 VND/plate
Sound-absorbing plaster 400 × 800 mm 8-13 mm ~ 350.000 – 400.000 VND/m2

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Above is information about plasterboard that Kosmos has researched and synthesized. Hopefully this article will be useful to readers. If you want more information about decorative materials, please contact us immediately. here for an answer!

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