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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

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

Simple Installation

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

Reliable Protection

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

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®

Related FAQs

  • How do SoundBreak® XP® Drywall products reduce sound travel between rooms?

    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.

  • 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.

  • What does GREENGUARD Certification mean?

    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.