U.S. Gypsum. Sheetrock Humitek gypsum wallboard panels resist moisture and mold, the maker says. Designed for use in interior applications, the panels measure 5/8 inch thick and come in 8-, 10-, and 12-foot lengths. They feature tapered edges, score and snap quickly, and don't require special handling or installation procedures. (800) 874-4968. www.usg.com.
Schluter Systems. The Schluter-DITRA membrane system is specifically designed for installation under ceramic and stone tile surfaces on floors, exterior decks, and countertops. The polyethylene membrane has square-grid cavities backed by a laminated anchoring fleece and allows the subfloor and tile layers to move independently, eliminating cracks in the tile, the maker says. (800) 472-4588. www.schluter.com. Lafarge North America. Protecta AR 100 abuse resistant drywall is a fiberglass-enhanced product with a non-combustible, high-density gypsum core. The reinforced heavy facing paper guards against impact, indentation, and surface abrasion in high-traffic interior areas, says the maker. The product cuts and snaps like standard gypsum drywall. (800) 237-5505. www.lafargenorthamerica.com.
Weyerhaeuser. Engineered to provide a hard surface without core voids, ChoicePly Birch and ChoicePly White Verola underlayment panels resist indentations and provide a smooth sanded surface ready to accept floor coverings. The birch panels come in 4-by-8-foot, 4-by-4-foot, and 4-by-5-foot sizes and resist splitting or cracking when fastened; the White Verola panels come in a 4-by-8-foot size and resist warping, delamination, and buckling. (877) 235-6873. www.weyerhaeuser.com.
Georgia-Pacific. DensArmor Abuse Guard Fireguard interior gypsum board has a coated glass-mat surface on its back to protect against incidental moisture in wall cavities and resist the growth of mold; heavy-duty paper facing resists abrasion. (800) 225-6119. www.gp.com/gypsum.
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