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Mud Room

Stand strong against a rough-and-tumble lifestyle.

Depending on the season or day of the week, your family may come home toting cross-country skis, throwing off wet raincoats, or banging football gear against the wall. PURPLE® products from National Gypsum are ready to help your walls tackle extreme daily wear and tear. Ask for Hi-Abuse® XP® Drywall when you build or remodel, and enjoy walls built to stand up to scrapes, scratches and scuffs. Your mud room will look newer longer – and that’s a score for the home team.

Related FAQs

  • What makes Hi-Abuse® XP® Drywall resistant to scratches and scuffs?

    Hi-Abuse® XP® Drywall features a heavy, abrasion-resistant face paper and a specially formulated core to provide greater resistance to surface abuse, such as scuffs from shoes and backpacks in the mud room or scrapes from carrying heavy luggage up and down a stairwell.

  • 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.