Commercial sheetrock finish in Kansas City
By Scott Hamele, DBIA President and founder of Construction DesignWorks, LLC and Nationwide Commercial Inspections, LLC
Whether you are involved in a commercial tenant finish project or building reconstruction services, you will ultimately be judged upon the final look of your sheetrock (gyp board, gypsum board, drywall plaster board) and paint finish. This is one of the last steps in turning your project over to the client. Understanding the five levels of drywall finishes in accordance with the American Society of Testing Materials - Publication ASTM C80, is imperative to meet the expectations of the client and architect.
These levels define the final visual appearance of the surface and vary greatly in appearance. The interior commercial sheetrock finish of a warehouse office will not require the same smooth quality finish of the walls as that of a five-star hotel lobby. Thus, understanding the level of finish will not only impact the look, but also the cost of the finish.
Accessories incorporated in commercial sheetrock finish
Gyp board trim accessories can incorporate square or round edges, built-in shelves, decorative archways, control joints, reveal corner beads and anything you can dream up.
Long office hallways can be broken up with the use of control joints. These provide an expansion joint as well as help diminish the effects of flashing and add a nice aesthetic look to long runs of drywall.
Adding some bullnose corners will smooth out the lines and joints in your space. These can be added on vertical and horizontal wall corners as well as on a simple archway opening.
The use of a crown molding accessory will add some classic construction details to your office reception and/or conference room at half the cost of installing a composite or wood product.
Reveal corner bead
Instead of boring corners in soffits and ceiling coffers, try adding some reveal corner bead. This will instantly add some imaginative detail and depth to what otherwise would be ignored.
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