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It’s time to leave moisture high and dry.

The modern bathroom can feel like a spa with a variety of special touches, from the color and texture of the tile to the gleaming surfaces of garden tubs and walk-in showers. With PURPLE® high-performance drywall and cement board products in your bathroom, you won’t have to worry about moisture, mold or mildew caused by steamy showers or splish-splashing at bath time. Use XP® Drywall in non-wet areas. Choose PermaBase® Cement Board for a durable base behind tile in tubs and showers.

Related FAQs

  • What’s the difference between drywall and cement board?

    Drywall is used to create the walls and ceilings in the non-wet areas of your home. While standard drywall is likely appropriate for low-activity, low-moisture spaces, PURPLE® drywall offers added benefits for areas that need it – for example, mold and moisture resistance in the bathroom or basement, sound resistance in the bedroom or nursery, or protection against car door dings and accidental holes in the garage.

    Cement board – also known as backerboard – is specially designed for use in place of drywall behind tile in the wet areas in bathrooms and kitchens. It’s hard, durable, naturally moisture- and mold-resistant, and won’t rot, disintegrate or swell when exposed to water. PermaBase® Cement Board is ideal for use behind tile in showers, tubs, backsplashes and countertops, and behind exterior finishes such as thin brick, stucco and manufactured stone.

  • What’s the best drywall for showers?

    Instead of drywall, use PermaBase® Cement Board behind tile in showers and tubs. Because it’s specially designed for the wet areas in bathrooms and kitchens, it’s hard, durable, naturally moisture- and mold-resistant, and won’t rot, disintegrate or swell when exposed to water.

  • What’s the difference between PURPLE® drywall and green drywall?

    Green drywall (also known as greenboard) is only moisture-resistant. PURPLE® drywall, only made by National Gypsum, is superior because it offers moisture, mold and mildew resistance.

    In addition, many PURPLE® drywall products offer added benefits, including resistance to scratches, scuffs, dents and sound.