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Turn up the volume on sound resistance.

When it comes to walls, now there’s a reason to make some noise. That’s because National Gypsum’s sound-reducing drywall works hard to ensure the cheers and the volume never disturb the peace. SoundBreak® XP® Drywall puts noise in its place and keeps it there, offering the perfect solution for your man cave, media room or playroom. In addition to keeping sound in – or out of – the rooms that matter most, SoundBreak® XP® also resists scratches, scuffs, moisture, mold and mildew. Whether you’re building new or remodeling, you’ll never get more sound advice than this: Ask for PURPLE®.

Related FAQs

  • How does SoundBreak® XP® Drywall soundproof a room?

    While there’s no such thing as completely soundproof drywall, SoundBreak® XP® Drywall can drastically reduce the amount of noise you hear between rooms from music, television, conversation, a baby crying or dogs barking.

    At the center of SoundBreak® XP® is a layer of material specifically designed to absorb and dissipate noise. That material, called a polymer, is sandwiched between two pieces of high-density, mold-resistant drywall and covered by heavy, moisture-, mold- and mildew-resistant, 100 percent recycled purple paper on both sides.

    Want to hear the difference? Check out our SoundBreak® XP® demo.

  • 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.