Do you want to build or renovate? What are the key differences between villaboard and water resistant plasterboard?

“Wet areas” can be defined as spaces in a building that have been purposely supplied water from an outside system. This includes bathrooms, showers and outdoor pools, laundries, toilets and toilets. It usually excludes kitchens and bar areas or any other domestic food preparation areas.

Certain materials must be used in wet areas to prevent major damage to the house’s substructure and eventually the foundations. But renovators often get confused about whattypes of materials to use. So, when it comes plasterboard vs. villaboard, which is better?

What is Water Resistant Plasterboard?

Standard plasterboard is not waterproof. However, certain materials like Fire Wetstop and Wetstop from USG Boral offer waterproofing options for areas that are wet. Regular setting jointing compounds are possible because the gypsum has been impregnated with a wax-based oil emulsion. This makes it water resistant to its core.

Water-resistant plasterboard must be protected from water damage through ongoing maintenance. However, it is well-known for its excellent acoustic performance and great tile weight.

What is Villaboard?

Villaboard linings in Auckland is a flat, sanded flat fibre-cement sheet made with recesses at the long edges. This allows for flush jointing and seamless finishing. This material was developed by fibre cement pioneers JamesHardie. It can be painted, tiled, or wallpapered, depending on its use.

Villaboard can withstand fire, moisture, termites, and rot if it is properly installed. It’s a popular choice in high-traffic areas to help reduce the bumps and bruises of daily life because it has a high impact resistance liner.

What is the verdict?

The best way to decide between villaboard and water resistant plasterboard is to ask yourself.

Your personal preferences will usually dictate which material you choose. However, your particular circumstances might vary depending on the factors below.

  • Your budget
  • The intended use for the space
  • The space’s size
  • If the walls will be tiled, or painted
  • The material’s desired thickness
  • Other materials that can be used in the structure

Both are made by market leaders. If you do your research about high-quality production brands, neither one will disappoint you.

It is not easy to undertake a large home renovation or build. If you want to avoid expensive maintenance later, it is important that you do it correctly the first time. This is why thousands of choose to use both USG Boral products and James Hardie products each year. But where can you find them?

Gold Coast Plasterboard are available to both DIY and trade customers looking for premium materials and exceptional service. Access to plastering tools and accessories has never been easier for growing building industry.