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Extreme Abuse Resistant
Last Modified: 2018-02-05

Extreme Abuse Resistant


  • Greater resistance to abuse than standard gypsum board
  • Lightweight, fast installation with smaller footprint versus concrete masonry units
  • M2Tech® technology provides additional zone of protection against moisture and mold
  • Achieves best possible score of 10 for mold resistance per ASTM D3273***
  • Achieves best possible score of 0 for mold resistance per ASTM G21***
  • Handles like standard gypsum board
  • Low water absorption—less than 5% per ASTM C473
  • Type X fire-resistant gypsum core
  • GREENGUARD Gold Certified
  • Improved sound attenuation over standard gypsum board. 

SizeThicknessPieces Per LiftQTY
4' x 8'5/8"-Add To Quote
4' x 10'5/8"-Add To Quote
4' x 12'5/8"-Add To Quote

Extreme Abuse Resistant

Extreme Abuse Resistant Gypsum Board with M2Tech® is for use in interior wall and ceiling applications that require improved durability and enhanced moisture and mold resistance. Extreme Abuse contains a specially formulated, dense, fire resistive, noncombustible, moisture resistant core reinforced by glass fiber and enclosed in a 100% recycled moisture and mold resistant face and back paper.

Extreme Abuse provides greater resistance to abuse and sound transmission in high traffic areas than standard drywall. Also made with proprietary M2Tech technology, Extreme Abuse adds the protection of enhanced moisture and mold resistance.


Committed to sustainability and total transparency, CertainTeed Gypsum is the first gypsum manufacturer to issue:

  • EPDs: Comprehensive 3rd party life cycle assessments certified by UL Environment 
    • Type X and Easi-lite
  • HPDs: Open standard, in which manufacturers report what makes up our products
    • All of board products have HPDs

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
    • Face & back paper consists of 100% recycled paper
    • In-plant scrap is recycled back into the manufacturing process
  • Waste management
  • Where sources are available, synthetic or by-product gypsum from the desulphurization of flue gases at coal-fired power plants is used.
    • 3 of our manufacturing plants (Carrollton, Kentucky; Moundsville, West Virginia and Toronto, Ontario) use 100% synthetic gypsum and 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.

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