Is Type X drywall impact resistant?
M-Bloc IR Type X interior gypsum panels are recommended for commercial and institutional construction where greater resistance to impact, abrasion, abuse and indentation are required. These UL classified panels are allowed for use in any fire rated design where American Gypsum’s 5/8” Type X wallboard is approved.
What is gypsum Type X?
Regular drywall has naturally occurring fire resistance due to the presence of gypsum in the core but is not fire rated. Type X drywall has special core additives that allow it to be used in fire rated designs and usually comes in 5/8” thickness.
What is Type X fire rating?
Most Type X drywall has a one-hour fire rating. The fire rating for the 1/2-inch drywall used throughout the rest of the home is 30 minutes. As added benefits, Type X absorbs sound slightly better and is slightly stronger than conventional 3/8-inch or 1/2-inch drywall.
What is Type X drywall used for?
FIREBLOC Type X wallboard is used as a covering material for interior walls and ceilings in residential and commercial applications that often require specific fire rated assemblies. It is designed for direct attachment by screws, nails or adhesive to wood or metal framing and even existing surfaces.
What is the most durable drywall?
Extreme Impact Resistant Drywall with M2Tech® Extreme Impact provides greater resistance to impact, abuse and sound transmission in high traffic areas than standard drywall. Also made with proprietary M2Tech technology, Extreme Impact provides enhanced moisture and mold resistance.
What is high impact gypsum board?
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.
What are the different types of gypsum board?
The different types of gypsum board generally available in the market are clued wallboard, backing board, core board, fire-resistant gypsum board, water-resistant gypsum board, and gypsum form board.
Is gypsum board moisture resistant?
Commonly known as moisture resistant gypsum board, M-R board, or green board, ProRoc® Moisture Resistant Gypsum Board products are designed to provide better moisture resistance. Ideal for use in kitchens, bathrooms, laundry rooms and storage areas where exposure to moisture can occur.
Is gypsum board water resistant?
What’s the difference between drywall and gypsum board?
Â Gypsum is a natural mineral while drywall is a manufactured product. 2. Gypsum is a mineral containing water while drywall consists of gypsum plaster, which contains no water, pressed between two thick paper panels. Gypsum is used to make other products while drywall is a product already made.
Is gypsum fire resistant?
Fire rated gypsum drywall is more fire resistant because it contains glass fiber reinforcement and other additives within its specially formulated gypsum core to help it hold up longer to a fire exposure.