Manufactured with the maker's TemShield mold-protection system, ComfortGuard interior gypsum board features a mold- and water-resistant core and facers, independently tested against ASTM mold-resistance standards. The material is available in 48- and 54-inch widths, and 8-, 10-, and 12-foot lengths. Thicknesses include ½-inch standard or 5/8-inch fire-resistant. ComfortGuard is also ISO-certified to contain at least 95% recycled material on a dry-weight basis, which can help earn recycled material credits in LEED and other green programs.

National Gypsum.
Achieve an STC of 55 with Gold Bond SoundBreak gypsum board. The 5/8-inch-thick material sandwiches a viscoelastic polymer between two sheets of high-density gypsum to reduce sound transfer through walls. Ideal for media rooms, laundry and bathrooms, bedrooms, and other spaces where sound-dampening is valued.

Prevent mold growth on interior walls and ceilings with Mold Defense mold-resistant drywall. Available in ½- and 5/8-inch thicknesses, the drywall has a non-combustible mold-, mildew-, and moisture-treated gypsum core, and treated paper facings on the front, back, and long edges. Mold Defense products passed multiple independent ASTM mold-growth tests. The maker expects to eventually replace its current Watercheck and Fire Watercheck products with Mold Defense.

Frequently used drywall tools are always on-hand with the 5-in-1 Professional's Drywall Tool. The patented design incorporates a keyhole saw, utility knife, drywall rasp, tube punch, and small prybar in a single unit. Made of aircraft-grade aluminum, the tool measures 6 inches long and 1¼ inches wide, and weighs a mere 10 ounces. A nylon pouch and belt hook keep it within easy reach.
Available at The Home Depot.

Smooth out wood and concrete floors with Durock multi-use self-leveling underlayment. Eliminating the need for installing metal lath over wood, or shot-blasting concrete, the material can be poured up to 3 inches thick over wood or concrete subfloors. Rapid setting facilitates the return of light trade traffic within a few hours, and the product achieves its compressive strength of 3,500 psi in 7 to 10 days, the maker says. Ideal for use over radiant heat installations, the material also helps maximize sound isolation in floor/ceiling assemblies.
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