Make sure everyone
sleeps like a baby.

Simple sound control for every home.

Whether you’re building a new home or looking for an easy upgrade with no demolition, we’ve got you covered.

Next to your baby, a full night’s sleep is the most beautiful thing in the world. PURPLE® drywall can help make sure your little one stays fast asleep by reducing sound transfer between rooms. For new homes or room additions, choose SoundBreak® XP® Drywall; for existing rooms, go with SoundBreak XP Retrofit® Board and keep noise where it belongs without the need for demolition.

SoundBreak® XP® Demo

See how SoundBreak® XP® performs against standard drywall in different environments.

  • Audio System
  • Home Theater
  • Commercials
  • White Noise



Standard Wall




Media Room




SoundBreak XP Wall

About the Demo

Using standard room walls constructed with two 1/2” sheets of drywall separated by two-by-four wood studs compared to two 1/2” sheets of SoundBreak® XP® Drywall separated by two-by-four wood studs and 3 1/2” fiberglass insulation.

  • Sound Damping

    Sound Damping

    Keep sound in – and out of – rooms with drywall specifically designed to reduce and dissipate noise.

  • Simple Installation

    Simple Installation

    SoundBreak XP Retrofit® Board installs quickly over existing drywall without the need for demolition.

  • Reliable Protection

    Reliable Protection

    Unlike traditional drywall, the PURPLE® family of products is moisture-, mold- and mildew-resistant.

  • Improved Air Quality

    Improved Air Quality

    All PURPLE® drywall has passed the most stringent tests and is GREENGUARD GOLD Certified for improved indoor air quality.

Learn more about reducing disruptive noise with SoundBreak®

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Related FAQs

While there’s no such thing as completely soundproof drywall, by installing SoundBreak® XP® Drywall or adding SoundBreak XP Retrofit® Board to existing drywall you 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® drywall products 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.

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.

This is the highest standard for indoor air quality. To achieve it, National Gypsum’s products have passed rigorous third-party sample testing and review of manufacturing processes with strict standards set by GREENGUARD Certification, part of UL Environment. GREENGUARD certifies products and materials for low chemical emissions and provides a resource for choosing healthier products and materials for indoor environments. All certified products must meet stringent chemical emissions standards based on established criteria from key public health agencies.