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.

Types of Plaster in the US

Gypsum Plaster

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:

Cement plaster

Cement plaster

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:

Acoustical Plaster

Acoustical 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:

Even experienced contractors may find this type of work challenging and intimidating. Hire a wall professional. With years of experience, Dorwae Interiors can turn your dreams into reality. Feel free to contact us today for a free consultation.

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