Abuse & Impact Resistant

Gold Bond® XP® Hi-Impact® Gypsum Board

Designed for use in areas prone to cavity penetration and offers mold, moisture and abuse resistant features.


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Resists impact

Features fiberglass mesh embedded into its core

  • Walls subject to impact from hard objects.
  • Resists penetrations through the gypsum board.

This impact-resistant gypsum board is designed for use in areas prone to cavity penetration, such as gymnasiums, correctional facilities, schools and hospitals.

XP® Hi-Impact® Gypsum Board offers the same mold, moisture and abuse resistant features as XP® Hi-Abuse® Gypsum Board, and in addition, it has fiberglass mesh embedded into the core, providing even more impact/penetration resistance.

It also has a specially formulated core to provide fire-resistance ratings. And you can use XP® Hi-Impact® Gypsum Board as a tile backerboard in dry areas or areas with limited water exposure, such as toilet/sink areas and areas above tile in tubs and showers.


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 Impact

  • Offers greater protection against impact that can lead to indentation.
  • Features fiberglass mesh embedded into its core, one of the toughest components.
  • Provides the highest level of durability for your walls or ceilings.
  • 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: calrecycle.ca.gov

SPORGARD® is a registered trademark of LANXESS Deutschland GmbH, Germany.


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