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What is drywall?
Drywall – also known as gypsum board or wallboard – is a naturally fire-resistant, paper-covered sheet of natural or synthetic gypsum used to build interior walls and ceilings in most homes. While all gypsum-based drywall is naturally fire-resistant, PURPLE drywall is unique because it also resists moisture, mold and mildew. In addition, some PURPLE drywall products also stand up to scratches, scuffs, dents and sound.
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. Some 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.
What’s the difference between PURPLE drywall and traditional green drywall?
Traditional green drywall (also known as greenboard) is only moisture-resistant. PURPLE drywall, manufactured only by Gold Bond Building Products, is superior because it offers moisture, mold and mildew resistance. In addition, many PURPLE drywall products offer added benefits, including resistance to scratches, scuffs, dents and noise.
What is PURPLE drywall used for?
PURPLE drywall stands up to what standard drywall can’t, including moisture, mold, mildew, scratches, scuffs, dents and sound. These added benefits – for example, mold- and moisture-resistance in the bathroom or basement, sound resistance in the bedroom or nursery, or protection against car door dings and accidental holes in the garage – give homeowners greater value and extra peace of mind. What’s more, all PURPLE products are naturally fire-resistant, have achieved GREENGUARD Gold Certification for indoor air quality and are as easy to install and finish as standard drywall.
Who makes PURPLE products, and how long have they been around?
Gold Bond Building Products, LLC has been making PURPLE products for more than a decade. Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Gold Bond Building Products is one of the largest gypsum drywall manufacturers in the country. The company owns and operates a network of drywall plants paper plants and quarries across the United States and Canada.