1. Regular Drywall: The most commonly used type of sheetrock, also known as gypsum board or wallboard. It is made of gypsum plaster held between two layers of thick paper.
2. Moisture-Resistant Drywall: Designed for use in high-moisture areas such as bathrooms and kitchens, it is more water-resistant than regular drywall and has a green paper backing.
3. Fire-Resistant Drywall: Also known as Type X drywall, it resists the spread of flames and smoke and is required in certain areas such as garages and near furnaces.
4. Soundproof Drywall: Designed for use in areas where noise reduction is a concern, it has thicker and denser gypsum cores and is sometimes backed with a layer of sound-deadening foam.
5. Lightweight Drywall: Weighing about 30% less than regular drywall, it is easier to handle and is ideal for ceiling installations.
6. Mold-Resistant Drywall: Contains fiberglass or other materials that resist mold growth even in damp conditions.
7. Abuse-Resistant Drywall: Designed for use in high-traffic areas such as schools and hospitals, it has a hard, durable surface and can withstand impacts and abrasions.