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Laundry Room

Superior advantages for daily cycles of life.

Your washer and dryer introduce water, moisture and heat into your laundry room, which means this space can benefit from using moisture-, mold- and mildew-resistant XP® Drywall from National Gypsum. Ask for PURPLE® when you’re building or renovating. Then feel free to run the “extra rinse,” “extended spin” and “touch-up” cycles to your heart’s content.

Related FAQs

  • What makes PURPLE® drywall resistant to moisture, mold and mildew?

    PURPLE® drywall is made of a specially treated, moisture- and fire-resistant gypsum core. That core is sandwiched between heavy, moisture-, mold- and mildew-resistant, 100 percent recycled paper that’s purple on the front and gray on the back.

  • Isn’t all drywall the same?

    No. While all drywall is naturally fire-resistant, PURPLE® drywall is unique because it also resists moisture, mold and mildew. Most PURPLE® drywall products also stand up to scratches, scuffs, dents and sound. This means added value and peace of mind regardless of steamy showers, roughhousing kids or band practice.

    All PURPLE® products have achieved GREENGUARD GOLD Certification for indoor air quality and are as easy to install and finish as standard drywall.

  • How much does PURPLE® drywall cost?

    It would cost less than $1,500 to upgrade an average 2,500-square-foot house to PURPLE® drywall where recommended.

    For a standard size room (approximately 12’ x 16’ x 8’) including the ceiling, the average difference in cost to upgrade to PURPLE® products is:

    • $100 or less for XP® drywall
    • $200 or less for Hi-Abuse® XP® or Hi-Impact® XP® drywall
    • $900 or less for SoundBreak® XP® drywall

    Prices vary by region. Check with your local home improvement store or contractor for prices and availability near you.