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August 12, 2017 18:06

Moisture resistant gypsum board for the bathroom: characteristics , applications , pros and cons

Moisture resistant drywall
  • Features
  • Types
  • Pros
  • Cons
  • Features ceiling device
  • Decorating the walls
  • Facing Drywall
  • worktops, shelves, screens for baths plasterboard

notall the experts advise to use drywall sheets in the bathroom because of the high humidity, but this opinion is erroneous.Moisture resistant gypsum board can be used in the bathroom, because it has many benefits and is not exposed to moisture.Installation work is performed quickly and easily, as well as drywall for further painting or cladding tiles.

Facing plasterboard tiles in the bathroom


Moisture resistant gypsum board (abbreviated KGLV) - a building material that is used in the bathroom for different purposes: the alignment of the walls or ceiling, creating additional partitions, arches and walls inareas.

KGLV sheets impregnated with a special substance that protects the material against moisture and water ingress.Moisture resistant gypsum board is extremely popular among the customers because is lightweight, easy to work with, as well as the material is

environmentally friendly material.Plasterboard sheets are sold, which have standard dimensions, which allows you to calculate the required amount of material prior to construction or repair work.

Moisture resistant drywall on pallets

Depending on the degree of quality KGLV has two varieties:

  • Higher group under the label "A".
  • Net Group under the designation "B".
VGLK bathroom

plasterboard has been a lot of companies all over the world, but the most popular is possible to name several manufacturers as LafargeGroup (France), Gyproc (Finland) and Knauf (Germany).The pricing policy of the above companies is slightly higher than the usual price for the material, but the quality will please every customer.

Boxes for the pipes made of plasterboard

usually water-resistant plasterboard sheets have a blue or green color, but this color is optional.Each manufacturer KGLV can use its mark.

Marking moisture-resistant drywall


main types of plasterboard, which are used for repair, construction and finishing works:

  • wall drywall used for the walls.Experts do not recommend to use it in dry areas with high air temperatures, as the material loses its strength and becomes brittle;
  • ceiling of CHF allows you to create multi-level ceilings, which perfectly accentuate your home decor.Suspended ceiling can hide all the irregularities and save money on the alignment of the ceiling covering.Under the false ceilings perfectly masked wiring and convenient to mount them in a variety of lighting systems;
  • fireproof drywall refers to the universal material.It is often used for ceilings and walls in the bathrooms wooden houses, where there is an increased risk of fire.For small rooms with high humidity is better to use moisture-resistant gypsum board, as flame retardant type absorbs moisture and begins to sag with time;
  • waterproof KGL perfect for use in rooms with high humidity.On the surface of the water-resistant type can be carried out easily fixing ceramic tiles or other finishing material;
  • arched drywall used to create arches, as characterized by high strength and flexibility.To create arches and walls with large bends, this type of material will be the best option.
Types of drywall
Arch drywall

To align the walls or ceiling in the bathroom, you can use putty and plaster or plasterboard.Decorating the walls with plaster and putty will take a lot of time, requires skill and strict observance of technology, after the work is a lot of debris.Using drywall will quickly and easily perform the alignment of the walls or ceiling.After mounting GLA can immediately move on to the finishing works and does not have to spend a lot of effort to take away debris.

Decorating the walls in the bathroom plasterboard


advantages of water-resistant gypsum board:

  • practicality;
  • durability;
  • not subject to fire, if, for example, wiring lights;
  • environmentally friendly material because consists of paper, plaster and impregnated with special substance to protect it from moisture and water ingress;
  • good air permeability, which prevents the formation of fungus under the surfacing materials;
  • time saving on finishing work;
  • sheets of drywall are able to realize any design solutions;
  • a good basis for staining or use of ceramic tile;
  • wonderful elasticity of the material allows you to attach any geometric shape;
  • low price of the material;
  • drywall installation is quick and easy.
The walls and ceiling of plasterboard
Decorating the walls of plasterboard in the bathroom


Disadvantages are as follows:

  • after removing his finishing material can not be reused;
  • material can not withstand strong impacts;
  • can not be hung on the wall of plasterboard heavy objects;
  • sound insulation is very low, so you need to think about additional sound insulation.
Additional noise and thermal insulation for gypsum boards

Features ceiling

devices Installation of drywall made quite simple, even a novice without experience can independently make installation work.It is necessary to adhere to a specific sequence of actions to create a metal frame under the plasterboard.First, you need to measure the space, create a drawing of all construction and purchase all the supplies and tools to prepare.To create a metal frame, you need to use a drill-screwdriver.

Installation of the ceiling plasterboard in bathroom

for mounting drywall sheets will require some tools, namely:

  • level;
  • goggles;
  • hacksaw, blade thickness should be 1.8 cm;
  • side cutters;
  • electric jig saw or shears for metal works;
  • hammer;
  • knife;
  • pliers;
  • tape measure, a pencil and a plumb line.
Multilevel ceiling plasterboard

materials that will be needed to finish the ceiling:

  • moisture-resistant plasterboard sheets;
  • primer;
  • metal profiles;
  • screws and nails, dowels.
Installation of metal ceiling plasterboard

First you need to wait for some time before installing moisture-resistant plasterboard, so it can adapt to the temperature of the air in the room.This prevents deformation of sheets at temperature drops.

Installation of drywall on metal profile

Installing a ceiling in the bathroom with the help of a metal frame:

  • should install guide profile on the ceiling, for this purpose, nails, dowels around the perimeter.To check the evenness of fasteners used level or plumb.Then he mounted rack profile, to which are attached the horizontal bridges.The installation frame is completed.
  • necessary to carry out all communications and to identify the places where the holes are to carry out laying of electrical wires.Communication is better to hide in the ripple, to prevent possible fire or mechanical damage.
  • Produced frame cladding sheets of moisture-resistant drywall.To fix plasterboard using self-tapping screws.When installing the sheets should fit tightly to each other, and then close all the joints of the reinforcing tape and process vlagoottalkivayuschey putty.The same technology handled all the angles.Use sealant creates reliable protection against moisture bathroom.To strengthen the structure, using two layers of sheets, wherein the second layer of drywall mounted on a conventional adhesive. If ceiling mounted lighting, you need to use only special moisture-proof luminaires, which can be used in rooms with high humidity.
Wiring on the ceiling under the gypsum boards

If the screws are not vtaplivayutsya in gypsum board, watch the following video.

Fixtures for ceiling in the bathroom

Installing a ceiling in the bathroom without the use of a metal frame:

  • preliminary preparation of the ceiling.First, you need to cement all the potholes and cracks, then process and ceiling sheets of drywall primer to hold high-level disinfection.The joints between the sheets need to fluff mastic, which has water-repellent properties.
  • Special adhesive is applied to the ceiling and sheets with a roller or paintbrush.Use only water-resistant adhesive.Then the sheet is adhered to the ceiling and tightly pressed against the surface.
  • For added protection, all seams and joints should be treated with sealant.
  • When the ceiling is completely sealed with drywall, you can proceed to a special water-resistant plastering mixture, lining or staining.
Installation of drywall sheets in the glue
Finishing the ceiling plasterboard

Decorating the walls

Installation of drywall sheets on the wall in the same way as on the ceiling and uses the same tools and materials.

Creation of steel structures for the walls in the bathroom
Waterproofing the walls in the bathroom

Decorating the walls of the room bathroom CHF:

  • First, it is desirable to align the wall with the help of the frame.If this is not possible, the drywall sheets can be directly mounted on the wall, but be sure to pre-prepare them well.
  • necessary to create a reliable waterproofing around the perimeter of the room.All the edges of the sheets of water-resistant drywall should be treated with mastic or wrap waterproofing membrane.Particular attention should be paid to the places where the connection will be made with the flooring or ceiling.
  • To create a reliable resistance to moisture, should be a day before the installation work to process each sheet special repellent.
  • Perform seal each wall separately.
  • Many experts recommend the use of a metal frame to avoid future problems.The framework will take a few centimeters of space, but this gap can hide all communication bathroom.

can be concave or convex wall to create an original design.KGLV acquires the desired shape easily and quickly.


  1. gypsum boards should be well wet, to give the desired shape and leave to dry for a while.For leaf wetness is better to use a roller with metal needles, then the moisture will get inside quickly.
  2. further sheet should be covered with a damp cloth.
  3. When the sheet dries, can be several times to carry out this procedure, which completely prevent possible fractures sheet bending.
How to bend drywall

Facing Drywall

The bathroom for surface finishing, created from sheets of moisture-resistant gypsum board, it is possible to use different types of finishing materials:

  • tube;
  • ceramic tiles and mosaics;
  • paint and decorative plaster, but only moisture-proof;
  • special washable wallpaper;
  • plastic panels.

When choosing a finish should be remembered that the material used should not be afraid of high humidity in the bathroom.If properly set up lining the walls and ceiling sheets of drywall, as well as to remember the good ventilation, the walls, ceilings, partitions or niche will have a long service life.

Gypsum plasterboard partition walls in the bathroom

worktops, shelves, screens for baths made of plasterboard Plasterboard

in the bathroom is used not only for the walls or ceiling.It allows you to bring a lot of design ideas and give a room originality. All pipes can be hidden under the drywall to unsightly communications were not visible. Since pipes need constant access, it is possible to make a window, which will cover a special removable plastic plug.

Plasterboard box with a window Audit

CCHF can be used for the cladding frame for bath screen. Further, it can be pasted tiles to create comfort in the room.But we must try to ensure that water does not leak over the bath, because over time, the constant moisture will lead to deformation of the water-resistant plasterboard sheets.Therefore, it is better to consider a reliable waterproofing.

The screen for the bathroom plasterboard

Shelves of drywall also are very popular in the bathroom, where there is always a lot of cosmetics and household products.

Shelves in the bathroom plasterboard

Countertops made of stone or MDF is quite expensive, so to save money, you can make a countertop of KGL. In this case, you must create a reliable waterproofing using a finishes of ceramic tile, natural stone or mosaic, and well fix the sink.

Table top made ​​of plasterboard

Niche plasterboard up valuable space bathroom, as well as create a unique interior.

Niche plasterboard