GYPSUM BOARD COMPARISON CHART

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American CertainTeed GP National USG
ToughRock® Gold Bond® Sheetrock®
Standard
1/4" Bison Board Regular ClassicRoc® Regular ToughRock® Gold Bond® Sheetrock®
3/8" Bison Board Regular ClassicRoc® Regular ToughRock® Gold Bond® Sheetrock®
1/2" Bison Board Regular ClassicRoc® Regular ToughRock® Gold Bond® Sheetrock®
1/2" Soffit Board Bison Board Soffit Exterior Soffit Board Exterior Soffit Board n/a Exterior Soffit Board Sheetrock Exterior Ceiling Board
1/2" Ceiling Board Bison Board Sagcheck® Interior Ceiling Board Interior Ceiling Board ToughRock® Span24 Ceiling Board High-strength Ceiling Board Sheetrock Interior Ceiling Board
Mold-Resistant
1/2" Bison Board Mold Defense® M-Bloc® M2Tech® ToughRock® Mold Guard XP® Wallboard Mold Tough®
5/8" Type X Bison Board Mold Defense® Type X M-Bloc® M2Tech® ToughRock® Fireguard X Mold Guard XP® Fire Shield Type X Mold Tough®
1" Shaftliner Bison Board Shaftliner Mold Defense® Type X n/a M2Tech® n/a XP® Shaftliner Mold Tough® Shaftliner
Fire-Resistant*
1/2" Type C Bison Board Type C FireBloc® Type C Type C ToughRock® Fireguard C Fire Shield® Type C Sheetrock® Firecode® C
5/8" Type C Bison Board Type C FireBloc® Type C Type C ToughRock® Fireguard C Fire Shield® Type C Sheetrock® Firecode® C
5/8" Type X Bison Board Type X FireBloc® Type X Type X ToughRock® Fireguard X Fire Shield® Type X Sheetrock® Firecode® X
5/8" Soffit Board Type X Bison Board Soffit Type X Exterior Soffit Type X Exterior Soffit Board Type X n/a Exterior Soffit Board Type X Sheetrock® Exterior Ceiling Type X
5/8" Soffit Board Type C Bison Board Soffit Type C Exterior Soffit Type C Exterior Soffit Board Type C Fireguard C Soffit Board n/a Sheetrock® Exterior Ceiling Type C
5/8" Plaster Board Type X Bison Board Plasterbase Type X n/a Veneer Plaster Base Type X ToughRock® VPB Type X Kal-Kore® Fire Shield X Imperial® Base Firecode X
1" Shaftliner Bison Board Shaftliner Shaftliner n/a Toughrock® Shaftliner Fire Shield® Shaftliner Sheetrock® Liner Panels
Lightweight
1/2" Lightweight Bison Board LiftLite® Light-Roc® Easi-Lite™ ToughRock® Lite-weight High Strenth Lite® Ultralite®
5/8" Lightweight 30 min Bison Board LiftLite® Firecheck 30 n/a Easi-Lite™ 30 n/a Fire Shield® Lite® 30 Ultralite® Firecode® 30
5/8" Lightweight 60 min n/a n/a n/a ToughRock® Lite-weight Fire-rated Fire Shield® Lite® Ultralite® Firecode X
Glass Mat-Faced
1/2" Interior Bison Board Weather Defense® Interior n/a n/a Dens Amor Plus® Interior eXP® Interior Extreme® Glass-mat Mold Tough®
5/8" Interior Type X Bison Board Weather Defense® Interior Type X n/a n/a Dens Amor Plus® Interior eXP® Interior Extreme® Glass-mat Mold Tough®
1/2" Exterior Sheathing Bison Board Weather Defense® Sheathing M-Glass® Sheathing Glassroc® Dens-Glass® Gold eXP® Sheathing Securerock®
5/8" Exterior Sheathing Type X Bison Board Weather Defense® Sheathing Type X M-Glass® Type X Sheathing Glassroc® Dens-Glass® Gold eXP® Sheathing Securerock®
1" Shaftliner Type X Bison Board Weather Defense® Shaftliner Type X M-Glass® Shaftliner Glassroc® Shaftliner Dens-Glass® Ultra eXP® Shaftliner Sheetrock® Glass-Mat Shaftliner
Abuse-Resistant
5/8" Abuse-Resistant Board Bison Board Abuse Type X M-Bloc® Abuse Air Renew® Abuse Tough Rock® Abuse Hi-Abuse® XP® MoldTough® AR
Dens ArmorPlus® Abuse
5/8" High Impact Board Bison Board High Impact Type X M-Bloc® Impact Air Renew® Extreme Impact Dens ArmorPlus® Impact Hi-Impact® XP® MoldTough® VHI
FibeRock® VHI**
Level 5
1/2" Pre-finished Board Bison Board Rapid Deco® n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
1/2" Mold-resistant Pre-finished Board Bison Board Rapid Deco® Mold Defense n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
5/8" Pre-finished Board Type X Bison Board Rapid Deco® Type X n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
5/8" Mold-resistant Pre-finished Board Type X Bison Board Rapid Deco®  Mold Defense n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
5/8" Mold-resistant, Abuse-resistant Pre-finished Board Type X Bison Board Rapid Deco® MAX n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Please note: This comparison chart is an interpretation of findings only! It does not intend to present itself as the full authority / expert opinion regarding this comparison. Data within was compiled through the analysis of public information and the development of perceptions based on the features and benefits reviewed. The interpretation is not intended to speak for all individuals who endeavor to compare different products like those listed above, nor does it intend to sway opinion from one product to another. For this and many comparisons, individuals should form their own opinions when viewing information for different products.

The contractor should obtain approval for any substitution before board is supplied to the job.
* For fire-rated board, the user should confirm that Continental is listed for use in the specified UL design.
** USG FibeRock VHI does not meet Level 1 abrasion resistance.