Regular drywall has a gypsum core covered in a very thick paper. Paperless drywall uses fiberglass as its covering instead of paper. There are some advantages to using paperless drywall. For example, the fiberglass is more resistant to water and damp, even the gypsum core in paperless drywall is water resistant, this gives the drywall a lot more protection against mold which makes it ideal to use in higher moisture areas such as bathrooms. Also, due to its fiberglass covering, this type of drywall is stronger and less likely to damage easily.
So, what can we say of the disadvantages to paperless drywall? One of the greatest disadvantages is that it is more difficult to install than regular drywall and it is harder to achieve a smooth looking finish. Also, paperless drywall may not be as readily available as regular drywall and will be more expensive. Another problem could be that due to the fiberglass covering, installing it could cause some irritation to the skin.
As we can see, then, paperless drywall is good for use in high moisture areas, but it may be more difficult to find and install.