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Difference Between Sheetrock and Drywall

Sheetrock vs Drywall

Is there any difference between Sheetrock and drywall? If this question is asked to any civil engineer or a builder, the answer got will be that there is no difference between the two. Sheetrock and drywall are made of flattened gypsum plates that are sandwiched between two heavy papers. Though the builders know the difference is in the trademark, drywall is sheetrock far the common man as the trademark has been well established.

Both Sheetrock and drywall, which are construction materials, are the same and only a slight difference with regard to label makes the distinction between the two. Sheetrock is the registered trademark of drywall just like Honda Company having a trademark producing automobiles in different models.

Sheetrock is a registered trade name with the United States Patent. When Sheetrock refers to a trade name of construction material, drywall refers to the construction method. Sheetrock has become synonymous with materials used in drywall construction. Though there are hundreds of conmpanies that manufacture gypsum board panels for drywall construction, only US Gypsum Company’s board panels are referred as Sheetrock. All Sheetrock can be called drywall but all drywall cannoty be called Sheetrock.

Drywall consists of gypsum flattened to a sheet, which is then sandwiched between two pieces of heavy paper. It was in the late 1800s that drywall board panels were introduced. Drywalls became so popular after the US Gypsum Company first introduced the Sheetrock board panels.

Drywall is called by many names like wallboards, gypsum boards and plasterboards. Drywall comes in different names in different places. Gibraltar Board, GIB wall, ceiling linings, Winstone Wallboards, rigips, knauf, regips, placoplatre and Pladur are some of the different names of drywall.

Summary

1. Both Sheetrock and drywall, which are construction materials, are the same and only a slight difference with regard to label makes the distinction between the two.

2. When Sheetrock refers to a trade name of construction material, drywall refers to the construction method.

3. Sheetrock is the registered trademark of drywall.

4. Sheetrock has become synonymous with materials used in drywall construction.

5. Sheetrock is a registered trade name with the United States Patent.

6. All Sheetrock can be called drywall but all drywall cannoty be called Sheetrock.

7. Drywalls became so popular after the US Gypsum Company first introduced the Sheetrock board panels.

8. Drywall comes in different names in different places. Drywall is called by many names like wallboards, gypsum boards and plasterboards.


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