Well suited for high-traffic commercial applications, ProRoc Extra Abuse Gypsum Board with M2Tech from CertainTeed Corp. protects against indentations, moisture, and mold; has a specially formulated, fire-resistant Type X noncombustible core; and is enclosed in 100% recycled paper. ProRoc is UL classified for fire resistance and surface burning characteristics. It achieved the highest scores for mold resistance per ASTM G21 and ASTM D 3273, and it is easy to cut and install over steel or wood framing. It requires no special tools and may be finished using conventional techniques. It is also GreenGuard Children & Schools certified and contributes toward LEED credits. certainteed.com/gypsum
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