There are various types of commercial drywall that can be used during construction. Each one offers different benefits, so depending on the needs of your business, you can customize each room. Continue reading to learn more about each type of drywall from the team at Architectural Interior Restorations Inc.

Types of Commercial Drywall for Installation

This post is part of a comprehensive commercial drywall guide.

Regular or White Board

The most prevalent type of drywall used in homes, regular drywall, also known as white board, is suited for most rooms. It is typically brown on one side and white on the other. It is made of gypsum, but unlike other varieties that hold up well in damp environments, it lacks a specific mold and mildew resistance.

Moisture Resistant or Green Board

Drywall with a green covering, commonly referred to as moisture-resistant drywall, is more water-resistant than conventional drywall. Green board is constructed from the same elements as standard drywall, except it has wax-coated paper coating. In small wet spaces like bathrooms, kitchens, laundry rooms, basements, and utility rooms, it is frequently utilized as a tile backer.

Plaster Baseboard or Blue Board

Plaster baseboard, another name for blue board drywall, is used as a foundation for veneer plastering, which must be laid on top. When finished, the surface paper of blue board’s gypsum interior has unique absorption properties that make it appear to be real plaster. Blue board drywall isn’t designed to be painted, taped, or mudded, and veneer plastering involves fewer steps than mudding and taping.


Fiberglass is used to cover paperless drywall, which offers even better resistance to mold and mildew and protects the gypsum board from decomposition. It’s gaining popularity as a substitute for standard drywall.

Purple Board

The benefits of purple drywall are similar to those of green drywall, except it is more resistant to mold and mildew. Compared to green drywall, this type of drywall features a gypsum inside that is completely covered with recycled paper for water resistance.

Type X

A fire-resistant option for drywall is Type X, which has fiberglass in the gypsum core. To further inhibit the spread of a fire, multiple layers of this type of drywall can be installed. Its increased thickness may also enhance its soundproofing abilities.

Soundproof Drywall

Gypsum, wood fibers, and polymers are combined to create laminated drywall, which increases the STC (sound transmission class). It could be a little more difficult to cut this drywall than other common options because it is denser than conventional drywall. It is installed in locations where noise is an issue or when silence is required in a room because of its soundproofing properties.

Located in Cleveland, OH, Architectural Interior Restorations Inc. offers commercial drywall installation, metal stud framing, and commercial ceiling installations. You can contact us today at (216) 241-2255 to request a quote.