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.

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).
  • Finishes like regular drywall reducing the risk of improper installation
  • Scores and snaps easily.
  • Features GridMarX® guide marks on the board to allow for faster and more accurate installation.

Resists Moisture Better

  • Fights the effects of moisture before damage can occur.
  • Dimensionally stable product with negligible expansion and contraction under normal atmospheric conditions.
  • Use as a tile backer board in dry areas or areas with limited water exposure, such as toilet and sink areas and wall and ceiling areas above tile in tubs and showers.

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.

Low-Emitting Materials

  • Qualifies as a low-emitting material per California Section 01350 and CDPH Standard Method, v1.2. For more information, visit: http://calrecycle.ca.gov


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