Abuse & Impact Resistant

Gold Bond® XP® Hi-Abuse® Gypsum Board

Ideal for use in wall assemblies where surface abrasion is a concern.


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Protect against abuse & abrasion

Specially formulated core that adds an extra level of durability

  • Walls subject to added abuse/abrasion.
  • Scratch and scuff resistant.

Will hard objects potentially drag along the wall surface? This abuse-resistant gypsum board is ideal to use in wall assemblies where surface abrasion is a concern, such as corridors, entryways, lobby areas, and warehouses. XP® Hi-Abuse® Gypsum Board has a mold and moisture resistant Type X gypsum core encased in heavy, abrasion and mold/mildew/moisture resistant 100% recycled PURPLE® paper on the face side and heavy, abrasion and mold/mildew/moisture resistant, 100% recycled gray paper on the back side.


Inhibits Mold Growth

  • Helps inhibit mold growth with the highest possible score on mold tests (ASTM D3273 and ASTM G21).
  • Features Sporgard® technology with extra mold-inhibiting properties.
  • Has less than 5% water absorption per ASTM C473.

Installs Fast And Easy

  • Weighs less and installs faster than a Concrete Masonry Unit (CMU).
  • Reinforces joint treatment as well as standard gypsum board, reducing costs and the risk of improper installation.
  • Scores and snaps easily.

Resists Moisture Better

  • Fights the effects of moisture before damage can occur.
  • Helps to reinforce the structure’s integrity and strength.
  • Reduces or eliminates swelling or dimensional movement caused by moisture.

Resists Abuse

  • Provides more protection against surface abrasion – stands up to scrapes, scratches, and scuffs.
  • Has a specially formulated core that adds an extra level of durability.
  • Helps to prevent damage that adds maintenance costs and reduces safety.

Gold Bond® XP® Hi-Abuse® Gypsum Board has achieved GREENGUARD Gold Certification.


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