IT'S IMPORTANT TO KEEP SOME THINGS DRY
Water-resistant plasterboard obtains its impressive water-resistant properties from a range of special ingredients added to the core of the board. USG Boral's entire range of water-resistant plasterboard range complies with Australian/New Zealand Standard: AS/NZS:2588 Gypsum plasterboard, section 9.2.
Features and Benefits:
- • Cost effective and time saving on tight project schedules
- • Lightweight, easy to handle and easy score and snap cutting method.
- • Available in combination with Fire, Sound, Impact and Mould resistant options
- • Same thickness, less waste
- • Same tile weight capacity of fibre cement
Over 12 million square metres of USG Boral WETSTOP™ plasterboard has been successfully installed in Australian building projects over the past 3 years.
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Is WETSTOP™/wet area plasterboard really water-resistant?
Our WETSTOP™ and other water-resistant plasterboards have been specially formulated to be water resistant for use in wet areas. The gypsum is imbued with a wax-based emulsion, making it moisture resistant through to the core, so regular setting type jointing compounds can be used.
Is WETSTOP™/wet area plasterboard suitable for use in bathrooms?
Yes! As mentioned above, with WETSTOP™ and other USG Boral water-resistant boards being resistant to the core, they are specifically designed for use in bathrooms and other wet areas.*
How does water-resistant plasterboard compare to fibre cement sheeting?
Water-resistant plasterboard shares a number of the same features that has made fibre cement popular to use in wet areas such as bathrooms, these features include:
- Great tile weight capacity
- Water resistant properties
Water resistant plasterboard also retains the benefits of standard plasterboard, these benefits include:
- Easy to score and snap (compared to fibre cement)
- Versatility, same thickness as standard plasterboard allowing for off-cuts to be used in other areas (10mm USG Boral WETSTOP™ vs 6.5mm Fibre Cement)
- Lighter to carry
- Better finish for painting
*To ensure maximum water resistance performance, a water-resistant membrane must be used to protect for water damage.
USG BORAL WATER RESISTANT PLASTERBOARD RANGE
|WETSTOP™||Water and sound resistance|
|FIRE + WETSTOP™||Water, sound and fire resistance|
|MULTISTOP™ 4||Water, sound, fire and impact resistance|
|MULTISTOP™ 5||Water, sound, fire, mould and impact resistance|
|FIBEROCK® AQUA-TOUGH™||Water, sound, fire and mould resistance|
WETSTOP™ is ideal as an internal lining used in wet areas such as bathrooms, showers, laundries and toilets.+ FIND OUT MORE
FIRE + WETSTOP™
FIRE WETSTOP™ was developed specifically for use in wet area fire-rated partition systems.+ FIND OUT MORE
Multistop™ 4 featuring water, fire, sound and impact resistance, means it’s great for office kitchens, cafeterias, food courts, restrooms and change rooms where moisture may be an issue.+ FIND OUT MORE
Where the prevention of mould is imperative for projects such as hotel bathrooms, commercial restrooms, restaurants, cafes and laboratories, choose Multistop™ 5 – equipped with anti-mould attributes.+ FIND OUT MORE
FIBEROCK® Aqua-Tough™ Interior Panels are high-performance panels that resist moisture, mould and fire as well as dents and penetration.+ FIND OUT MORE
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