Extreme Abuse Resistant Drywall Panel with M2Tech® is used for interior wall and ceiling applications which require improved durability and enhanced moisture and mold resistance. Extreme Abuse contains a specially formulated, dense, non-combustible, fire-resistant Type X gypsum core, reinforced by glass fiber and enclosed in a 100% recycled moisture and mold resistant face and back paper. This combination affords greater resistance to abuse and sound transmission in high traffic areas compared to standard drywall panels. Extreme Abuse Drywall Panel is also made with proprietary M2Tech® paper which improves indoor air quality by providing enhanced moisture and mold resistance.


Extreme Abuse is used for interior walls and ceilings in residential, commercial or institutional applications where improved surface abrasion and indentation resistance is required. It can be used for new construction or renovations over wood or steel framing.


Extreme Abuse provides the increased protection and durability required for abuse prone areas that are subject to repeated wear and tear, such as classrooms, patient rooms and public buildings.


  • Greater resistance to abuse than standard drywall panels.
  • Lightweight, fast installation with smaller footprint versus concrete masonry units.
  • M2Tech® paper provides additional zone of protection against moisture and mold growth.
  • Achieves best possible score of 10 for mold resistance per ASTM D3273.
  • Handles like standard drywall panels.
  • Type X fire-resistant gypsum core.
  • GREENGUARD® Gold Certified.
  • Improved sound attenuation over standard drywall panels.

Technical Information

Extreme Abuse Drywall is engineered for use in areas requiring abuse resistance, such as corridors, schools, hospitals, and public buildings.

Product Data:

  • Thicknesses: 5/8" (15.9 mm) Type X
  • Widths: 4' (1220 mm)
  • Lengths: 8', 10', 12' Standard (2440, 3050, 3660 mm)
  • Weight: 2.8 lbs per SF (13.7 kg/m2)
  • Edges: Tapered
  • Packaging: Two pieces per bundle, face-to-face

Abuse Resistance Classification Levels

  • Surface Abrasion (D4977) - 3
  • Indentation Resistance (D5420) - 1
  • Soft Body Impact (E695) - 2
  • Hard Body Impact (C1629, A.1) - 1

​For complete Technical Data, please see the Product Data and Submittal Sheet.


CertainTeed Regular Gypsum Board accepts most types of paints, textures 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 coverings 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.

Warranty Details

Please see the attached document for complete warranty details.

Sustainability Information

CertainTeed takes pride in providing the best solutions to make the spaces where we work, live, and play healthier and safer. This means offering high-performing products that create better living environments.

Our products improve building energy efficiency and reduce building energy consumption for the life of the structure. As a result, they help conserve nonrenewable energy sources, decrease dependence on hydrocarbons and lower greenhouse gas emissions.

CertainTeed’s ongoing commitment to sustainability in our manufacturing operations incorporates the principles of industrial ecology, managing energy and water, and reducing waste.


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