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Drywall, also called plasterboard, sheetrock, gypsum board or wallboard, comes in sheets typically 4′ x 8′ or 4′ x 12′. It is a hard, chalk like material covered with paper on both sides. It forms a smooth surface on a wall that can be painted or finished in any number of ways.
Drywall also called plasterboard, sheetrock, gypsum board or wallboard comes in sheets typically 4′ x 8′ or 4′ x 12′. It is a hard, chalk like material covered with paper on both sides. A decorative texture is applied to the surface on a wall that can be painted or finished in any number of ways.
Milled hardwood boards with a smooth finish and a protective finish. These boards are specially matched and fitted with matching moldings then nailed directly to ceiling joists.
Large sheet or small tile mirrors glued over the ceiling drywall.
Ceiling consisting of lath and plaster applied over ceiling joists. Through the 1930s, wood lath was common. From 1940 to 1960 the typical lath was button board, a gypsum board with thin paper and holes. After 1960, a thin gypsumboard with thin wall plaster is common. Plaster is typically found in older and high-value residences.
Ceiling consisting of lath and plaster applied over joists with a decorative texture applied to the surface. Plaster is typically found in older and high-value residences, seldom in more recently built ones.
Acoustic tiles glued or nailed to the ceiling structure directly, attached to furring strips that are fastened to the ceiling structure, or laid in a suspended grid system. Acoustic tiles are typically 2′ x 2′ or 2′ x 4′ that have an inherent property to absorb sound. The tiles are generally made of mineral fiber or some other similar insulated material.
Decorative ceiling tiles, strips, or panels that are bent or stamped out of tin and attached to the ceiling joists.
Tongue & Groove
Wood boards that have a groove on one side and a protruding tongue on the other so that the tongue of one fits snugly into the groove of the other, nailed directly to the ceiling joists. The boards also have a protective finish.
A veneer or solid wood ceiling finish, usually in 4’ x 8’ sheets or 4″ to 12″ boards, that is nailed directly to the ceiling joists.
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