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.

Is it likely that heavy objects could strike or penetrate the wall? 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).
  • 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 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.

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


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