What is the difference between Gypsum Board and Fiber Cement Board?

 COMPANY NEWS    |      2019-08-06

The equipment for producing gypsum board is now very mature. It not only has an automated gypsum board production line, but also can customize the gypsum board production line from raw materials, capacity, environmental protection and energy saving, as well as production capacity. The following mainly introduces the difference between gypsum board and fiber cement board!

gypsum board 

gypsum board advantages:smooth surface, lightweight, and easy to use but it is not suitable for exterior work.

To produce gypsum board, crushed natural gypsum or synthetic gypsum is is heated or calcined to dehydrate the feedstock. Next the calcined gypsum is mixed with water and additives to form a slurry which is fed between continuous layers of recycled paper on a long board machine.

Actually not only gypsum boards has lower price and lighter weight but also has smoother surface and it gives a nice and smooth touch on the edge joints between the boards.


Therefore, it is suitable for interior wall and ceiling application that needs neatness as well as making the cutting, repairing, and installing work much easier and faster. In addition, presently, the manufacturer of gypsum board has developed more features such as heat reflection for the ceiling under the roof, moisture resistance for the ceiling in the bathroom, fire resistance walls, sound absorption for wall and ceiling works in the rooms that required sound collection, and etc.

Fiber Cement Board

Fiber Cement Board advantage:toughness, water, and termite resistance. 

There are many surfaces and designs to choose from and it is suitable for exterior work.


The similar features for gypsum board and fiber cement board are good insulation, fire resistant, non-causing, and toxic substances but the clear differences are that gypsum board is more suitable for interior work as for the reason that the gypsum board is produced from compact gypsum mineral powder which is very fragile, therefore plaster board liner has been used as covering board on both sides to increase strength and durability. If exposed to weathers, the liner on both sides will not be able to last long result from a friable gypsum powder core.

Another feature of fiber cement board is the ability to overlay textiles on top by using adhesive plaster glue and also the ability to apply another layer of plastering cement as well. The surface of the fiber cement board has two sides, the smooth side and the rough side, which has different function. For example, in general, the smooth side is used for display surface while the rough side is recommended for overlaying textiles to help tiling adhere better.

What is the difference between Gypsum Board and Fiber Cement Board?Have you got your opinion?