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.
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 $1,000 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.