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Drywall

Drywall – also known as gypsum board or wallboard – is a naturally fire-resistant, paper-covered sheet of natural or synthetic gypsum used to build interior walls and ceilings in most homes.

PURPLE® drywall is unique because it resists moisture, mold and mildew. In addition, most PURPLE® drywall products also stand up to scratches, scuffs, dents and sound.

Where to use

Attic
Basement (low activity)
Bathroom (non-wet areas)
Kitchen (non-wet areas)
Laundry Room

XP® Drywall

XP® drywall offers the advantages of traditional moisture-resistant drywall with added mold and mildew resistance. It’s earned the highest possible scores on the most stringent quality tests in the industry, which means extra protection for your walls and ceilings and peace of mind for you.

Where to use

Attic
Basement (low activity)
Bathroom (non-wet areas)
Kitchen (non-wet areas)
Laundry Room

How it’s different from standard drywall

Resistant to moisture, mold and mildew
Achieves GREENGUARD GOLD Certification for indoor air quality

Available sizes

1/2” or 5/8” thickness
4’ wide sheets available in 8’, 9’, 10’ or 12’ length

Where to use

Hallway
Mud Room
Stairwell

Hi-Abuse® XP® Drywall

Hi-Abuse® XP® drywall offers greater resistance to scratches and scuffs, which means your home’s walls can be among its most durable features. Hi-Abuse® XP® is a solid option for hallways, stairwells and rooms that often suffer the abuse of carelessly rearranged furniture, bouncing balls and anything on wheels.

Where to use

Hallway
Mud Room
Stairwell

How it’s different from standard drywall

Resistant to scratches, scuffs, moisture, mold and mildew
Achieves GREENGUARD GOLD Certification for indoor air quality

Available sizes

5/8” thickness
4’ wide sheets available in 8’, 9’, 10’ or 12’ length

Where to use

Basement (high activity)
Garage
Playroom

Hi-Impact® XP® Drywall

Hi-Impact® XP® drywall is a top-performing choice for spaces subject to accidental holes from hard objects such as pool cues, car doors, sporting equipment and bike handles. A fiberglass mesh is embedded into the core for added impact and penetration resistance.

Where to use

Basement (high activity)
Garage
Playroom

How it’s different from standard drywall

Resistant to impact, accidental holes, scratches, scuffs, moisture, mold and mildew
Achieves GREENGUARD GOLD Certification for indoor air quality

Available sizes

5/8” thickness
4’ wide sheets available in 8’, 9’, 10’ or 12’ length

Where to use

Bedroom
Media Room
Nursery

SoundBreak® XP® Drywall

SoundBreak® XP® drywall reduces the sound you hear between rooms from music, television, conversation, a baby crying, dogs barking and more. At its center is a layer of material specifically designed to absorb and dissipate noise, which helps keep sound in – or out of – the rooms where it matters most.

Where to use

Bedroom
Media Room
Nursery

How it’s different from standard drywall

Resistant to sound, scratches, scuffs, moisture, mold and mildew
Achieves GREENGUARD GOLD Certification for indoor air quality

Available sizes

1/2” or 5/8” thickness
4’ wide sheets available in 8’, 9’, 10’ or 12’ length

Joint Compound

After you hang your drywall and before you paint, you’ll need to use a joint compound – also known as mud – to finish the joints between your sheets of drywall and cover the screws or nails you used to fasten them.

Where to use

Anywhere you use drywall

ProForm® XP® Ready Mix with Dust-Tech®

Like our drywall products, ProForm® XP® Ready Mix with Dust-Tech® is a joint compound with a host of distinct advantages for drywall finishing, texturing, patching and renovations. It’s specially formulated to fall straight to the ground when sanded, helping protect indoor air quality and make cleanup easier.

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Where to use

Anywhere you use drywall

How it’s different from standard joint compounds

Reduces airborne dust by 60 percent, a key factor in indoor air quality
Achieves the highest mold-resistant scores on industry tests

Available sizes

61.7 lb. (28 kg) pails
50 lb. (22.7 kg) cartons

Cement Board

Cement board – also known as backerboard – is specially designed for use in place of drywall behind tile in wet areas, which means it won’t rot, disintegrate or swell when exposed to water.

Where to use

Bathroom (behind tile in showers and tubs)
Fireplace (behind stone)
Kitchen (behind tile and under countertops)
Outdoor (kitchens and exterior finishes)

PermaBase PLUS® Cement Board

PermaBase PLUS® Cement Board is durable and mold-resistant. It’s made for use in wet areas such as shower and tub enclosures, and under countertops, backsplashes, floors and tile. It can also be used in outdoor applications such as decks and kitchens or behind thin brick, masonry veneer, and manufactured or cultured stone.

Where to use

Bathroom (behind tile in showers and tubs)
Fireplace (behind stone)
Kitchen (behind tile and under countertops)
Outdoor (kitchens and exterior finishes)

How it’s different from standard cement board

Lightest, lowest water absorption cement board on the market
Carries signature PURPLE® edge

Available sizes

7/16” thickness
3’ wide by 5’ long