Types of Plaster in the US
Plaster is a building material that is used to coat, protect, and decorate interior walls and ceilings. It can also be used to make architectural moldings like ceiling roses, cornices, and corbels. Venetian plaster is currently popular in other parts of the world. However, in the United States, where modern architecture is paving the way, other types of plaster are widely used.
Gypsum is a calcium sulfate dihydrate soft sulfate mineral type of plaster. It is found in nature in the form of a white rock. It is widely used in fertilizers, molds, sculptures, and plaster.
Gypsum is used as a binding material in gypsum plaster. Dry gypsum powder hardens when combined with water. This material can be used to smooth out a block, brick, or concrete surface. It comes in a ready-to-use format and does not require sand. All that is required is the addition of water. It has excellent acoustic and thermal properties.
Gypsum plaster provides a smooth interior finish and is an excellent foundation for high-quality paints and wallpapers. It can be used on both smooth and rough wall surfaces.
Unlike traditional cement mortar, gypsum plaster is simple to apply and requires less skilled labor. The surface preparation and application of gypsum plaster should be careful to avoid cracks and peeling.
Gypsum plaster has the following advantages:
- The application of gypsum plaster saves time, which reduces the project’s cost.
- The amount of waste generated during application is negligible.
- It is a simple to work with type of plaster and produces an excellent finish.
- Because gypsum plaster does not need to cure, it saves both water and time during construction.
- It provides a smooth surface for all types of paints to adhere to.
- Surface textures and hardness can be obtained in a variety of ways.
- Insects are not attracted to gypsum plaster, and fungus growth is inhibited.
Cement plaster is a mixture of suitable plaster, sand, Portland cement, and water that is typically applied to masonry interiors and exteriors to achieve a smooth surface, with interior surfaces occasionally receiving a final layer of gypsum plaster.
Cement plaster is used to plaster both the interior and exterior walls of a house. To do an excellent job, the best cement plastering is required.
Cement plaster has the following advantages:
- When properly mixed and applied, creates a stronger and more durable wall finish.
- It can be applied to both internal and external surfaces.
- It has varying degrees of thermal conductivity.
- It also has nearly identical acoustic properties as Gypsum plaster.
The acoustics are pleasant, with a smooth finish. Acoustic plastering enhances the acoustics of any room. This exclusive product was developed in-house and is only available from Acosorb. Acosorb plaster is completely seamless and can be applied directly to the architectural substrate or over a lowered structure. The plasterwork is made of acoustic board and is finished with an acoustic transparent plaster layer. This reduces sound energy and creates a pleasant acoustic environment.
Acosorb acoustic plaster is available in two thicknesses: 3mm and 32mm, with a smooth finish in your preferred color. Recently, the colors gold and silver have been added.
Acoustic plaster has several advantages:
- Enhances acoustics and, as a result, speech intelligibility.
- Is suitable for a wide range of substrates, including walls and ceilings in all shapes and sizes.
- Improves productivity while also providing a pleasant working and living environment.
- Is designed for efficiency and can thus be applied quickly and easily.
- Energy costs can be reduced by up to 10%.
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