1/2" (12.7mm) Abuse Resistant Gypsum Board


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Interior gypsum board specially designed to provide abuse resistance in wall applications.

For interior wall or ceiling applications where improved impact and/or indentation resistance is required. CertainTeed Abuse Resistant products are composed of a dense gypsum core, reinforced by glass fibre, bound in 100% recycled paper. This combination affords greater resistance to abuse and sound transmission in high traffic areas than does regular gypsum board. Joint finishing is accomplished by using normal drywall finishing techniques according to GA-214 Levels of Gypsum Board Finish. Once primed, walls may be painted, wallpapered or textured for the desired look.
For detailed product description, please see Product Data and Submittal Sheet

Thickness: 1/2" (12.7mm)
Widths: 4' (1220mm)
Lengths: 8' (2438mm) to 12' (3658mm)
Edges: Tapered, paper bound – factory finished
End: Square – factory cut
Core: Dense gypsum core (non-combustible) with high strength glass fiber reinforcement.
Approximate Weight: 1/2" (12.7mm) – 2.1 lb/ft2 (10 kg/m2)
Applicable Standards: meets ASTM C 1396 and ASTM C 1629
For Use In Abuse Prone Areas
Engineered for use in areas requiring abuse resistance; corridors, schools, hospitals, and public buildings.

For complete Technical Data, please see Product Data and Submittal Sheet
CertainTeed Regular Gypsum Board accepts most types of paints, texture and wall covering materials. The surface shall be primed and sealed with a full-bodied latex primer before applying a final decorative material. This will equalize the suction between the joint compounds and the paper surface. For best painting results, all surfaces, including joint compound, should be clean, dust-free and not glossy. If glossy paints are used, a thin skim coat of compound over the entire surface, Level 5 finish, is recommended to reduce highlighting or joint photographing. This method is also recommended for areas of critical sidelighting of natural or artificial light sources. A sealer application under wallpaper or other wall covering is also recommended so the board surface will not be damaged if the covering is subsequently removed during redecorating. Joint treatment must be thoroughly dry before proceeding with primer-sealer application and final decoration.

For complete installation instructions, please see Install Like the Pros, Gypsum Board Installation Guide
Please see attached document for complete warranty

1/2" (12.7mm) Abuse Resistant Gypsum Board

CertainTeed Gypsum is committed to sustainability. Our 14 gypsum board manufacturing facilities, located throughout North America, operate with a responsible and environmentally conscious ethic that includes reclamation, preservation of natural resources, recycling and waste management.

The face and back paper used for our gypsum boards consists of 100% recycled paper. Where sources are available, synthetic or “by-product” gypsum from the desulphurization of flue gases at coal-fired power plants is used. Currently three of our manufacturing plants (Carrollton, Kentucky; Moundsville, West Virginia and Toronto, Ontario) use 100% synthetic gypsum. The total recycled content for these synthetic gypsum plants is 96%.

Although LEED rating systems do not currently address emissions for all building materials and their effects on indoor air quality, finished CertainTeed gypsum board products have no reportable VOCs and will not affect indoor air quality.

For more information on CertainTeed Gypsum's commitment to sustainability, please see the attached link.

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