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The many benefits of PURPLE

High-Performance Drywall

Evolve your walls®

When you dream of building or remodeling your home, walls may be the last thing on your mind. But walls and what they’re made of are important – and they’re not all the same. Our PURPLE family of products provides unparalleled resistance to mold, moisture, scratches and dents, and can even reduce noise between rooms. They’re naturally fire resistant, GREENGUARD Certified for indoor air quality, and as easy to install and finish as standard drywall.

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High performance attributes


Mold & Mildew Resistant
| The effects of moisture aren’t always visible. But over time, damage from mold and mildew can build up and affect everything on the surface and under it. PURPLE drywall products have earned the best possible score on industry materials testing for mold resistance, a key advantage in bathrooms, kitchens, basements, garages and other places where moisture collects. That’s why it’s best to go straight to the core when you’re building or remodeling. The PURPLE family offers the advantages of specially treated, fire-resistant drywall that also withstands moisture, mold and mildew.

Moisture Resistant | After running a hot shower, one look at your steamed-up mirror shows how moisture can affect the walls and ceilings in your bathroom. Day after day, PURPLE XP® Drywall fights the effects of moisture you can’t see until the damage is done.


Abuse Resistant | Your hard-charging family can really do a number on walls in mudrooms, hallways, staircases and more. You’ll be glad to know how well PURPLE stands up to scrapes, scratches and scuffs. The PURPLE family of products includes XP® Hi-Abuse® Drywall, featuring a specially formulated core to provide greater protection against surface abrasion and abuse, while offering the advantages of moisture-, mold-, and mildew-resistance and fire resistance.


Impact Resistant | It only takes a minute to move a piece of furniture or toss a ball, and suddenly you realize just how vulnerable your walls can be. That’s why we’ve made impact resistance a priority for XP® Hi-Impact® Drywall. To provide added protection against accidental holes, XP® Hi-Impact® features fiberglass mesh embedded into its core. And like other PURPLE drywall products, it also offers resistance to moisture, mold, mildew and fire.


Sound Resistant | If you’re building or remodeling a room where noise – or the lack of it – is important, the SoundBreak® XP family of products should be music to your ears. These drywall products offer sound-resistant properties that reduce noise between rooms, a major benefit in media rooms, bedrooms and nurseries. Like other members of the PURPLE family of products, our sound-reducing drywall choices also have mold-, mildew-, moisture- and fire-resistance that provide extra peace of mind throughout your home.


Fire Resistant | All PURPLE drywall products have a naturally fire-resistant gypsum core. It’s fire-resistant because in its natural state, gypsum contains water; and when exposed to heat or flame, this water is released as steam, which delays heat transfer and provides a natural resistance to the spread of fire. Fire resistance is an important element in the PURPLE family of products, a protective feature you’ll find in XP®, XP® Hi-Abuse®, XP® Hi-Impact® and SoundBreak® XP®.