Get the lowdown on protecting your basement.
Whether you’re turning your basement into a rec room, man cave or private sports bar, it’s a big investment of time and money. When you choose PURPLE® drywall from National Gypsum, you add a layer of protection against the moisture, mold and mildew often found in basements. Use XP® Drywall in low-activity spaces like TV rooms or Hi-Impact® XP® Drywall to prevent accidental holes in high-activity areas such as game rooms.
What makes Hi-Impact® XP® Drywall resistant to accidental holes?
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 $1,000 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’), the average difference in material cost to upgrade to PURPLE® products is:
- $50 or less for XP® drywall (including ceiling)
- $200 or less for Hi-Abuse® XP® or Hi-Impact® XP® drywall
- $175 or less for SoundBreak® XP® drywall (per wall)
Prices vary by region. Check with your local home improvement store or contractor for prices and availability near you.