A traditional 3-coat plaster is typically 7/8″ thick and when you add in the 1/4″ wood lath that supports the plaster wall, you have a wall that is more than 1″ thick! Compared to today’s most common drywall thickness of only 1/2″, that is a difference worth noting.
How Thick Are Plaster Walls?
Plaster walls are a popular choice for interior walls in both residential and commercial buildings. They provide a smooth, durable surface that can be easily painted or decorated. But how thick are plaster walls? The answer depends on the type of plaster used, the application, and the desired effect.
Traditional plaster walls are typically made up of a mixture of lime and sand, which are combined with water and applied to walls in layers. The thickness of the plaster is determined by the number of layers and the total thickness of each layer. For example, a single layer of plaster is typically 1/4 inch thick, while a double layer is typically 1/2 inch thick.
When installing plaster walls, it is important to make sure that the walls are level and that the plaster is evenly spread. This ensures that the finished product is uniform and consistent. In addition, plaster walls should be sealed to prevent moisture from seeping in, which can cause the plaster to weaken and eventually deteriorate.
Modern plaster walls are typically made from synthetic materials such as gypsum board, which is made from a combination of plaster, fiberglass, and other materials. This type of plaster is usually available in sheets and is much easier to install than traditional plaster walls. The