Creating A Great Construction Environment

About a year ago, I realized that there were a few things that I needed to do around the house to make my place feel more like a home. For starters, I knew that I needed to replace the carpet, since it was damaged from years of use. Unfortunately, I knew that I didn't have the skills to take care of things on my own, so I turned to a team of professional contractors. They were incredible to work with, and even taught me how to create a great construction environment for my team. After the project was done, I knew that I wanted to make a blog about creating a positive construction environment.

How To Choose And Apply Drywall Trim

Construction & Contractors Blog

Applying drywall trim is necessary for finishing corners and edges in home interiors. Overall, drywall installation is a relatively simple process. It does require heavy lifting, but most of the work is quite rudimentary. That being said, if you do not use the right product and properly apply it, your entire drywall job will look sloppy. If your edges are uneven, lumpy, or improperly textured, your drywall will not look too impressive. This is why it is so important to always choose the right type of trim and install it properly.

Choosing Your Material

You need to place trim on all drywall edges before you add any texture. First, you need to decide what material you want. Remember, this will eventually be covered up by the texture, so it is not necessarily that important to some builders. Most builders will choose aluminum because it is the cheapest. It is also very lightweight and dependable. Vinyl is another common option, but it is more expensive. One great perk of choosing vinyl trim is that you can often find recycled products. The installation of vinyl and aluminum trim is basically the same. However, aluminum trim is more flexible than vinyl, so it is better for curved walls. In conclusion, the difference is between vinyl and aluminum are minimal, so to choose the product that fits your budget.

Use a Paper-Faced Trim on Flat Edges

Paper-faced trim is basically the same as normal trim, but it has an adhesive back. This allows you to attach it to the drywall without any screws. This is very convenient and easy to apply on flat walls. You just cut the trim to length with a pair of tin-snips, peel off the paper and place it on the edge. However, the adhesive is often not strong enough by itself to stick to curved walls. In these areas, you should use screws or nails for reinforcement. This trim is beaded, with holes perfectly spaced out to guide you where to apply the screws. The key is to make sure you sink the screws deep enough to ensure the edges of the trim do not stick up or bend outward. If you over-tighten the screws, it can warp the trim and cause the edge to bend away from the wall.

As you can see, the trim application is not too difficult, no matter what type you are installing. Contact a company like Central Equipment Co for more details.


30 March 2016