Playroom / Kid Cave

Built to take it all on, tea parties to wrestling matches.

Even though your playroom or kid cave probably gets a real workout, it can look like it never hosted anything more rambunctious than a book club. National Gypsum’s Hi-Impact® XP® Drywall helps protect your walls from scrapes, scratches, scuffs and accidental holes. If you’ve got a growing family with energy to burn, ask for PURPLE®. You’ll appreciate the strength and durability of our drywall for at least 18 years, and maybe a lot longer.

Related FAQs

Hi-Impact® XP® Drywall features all of the benefits of Hi-Abuse® XP® Drywall plus a fiberglass mesh embedded into the back of the board to prevent accidental holes from car doors or bike handles in the garage or a hole from a doorknob or pool cue in a playroom.

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.

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.