Continental Building Products
drywall and finishing

CONTACT INFO

12950 Worldgate Dr.
Suite 700
Herndon, VA 20170
Toll Free: 800-237-5505

COMPANY OVERVIEW

Continental Building Products (formerly Lafarge Gypsum) produces a complete range of gypsum board and joint compound materials by combining a focus on customer needs and operational excellence at its manufacturing facilities located in the United States and Canada. Continental contributes to sustainable building efforts by manufacturing environmentally-friendly wallboard products that are 99% recycled content by weight. This commitment to sustainable practices assists our customers in meeting the requirements of LEED-certified construction and ultimately helps build a cleaner world.

ALL PRODUCTS

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Continental Regular Drywall

Continental Regular drywall is designed for interior wall and ceiling applications. Regular drywall is available in several thicknesses and edge treatments to meet most general construction needs.
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Lightweight Drywall - LiftLite®

Continental LiftLite® is a wallboard formulated to be up to 25% lighter than standard 1/2" wallboard making it easier to lift, carry and install. LiftLite can be used on both walls and ceilings, eliminating the need for two different types of drywall and reducing jobsite waste. Like all Continental interior wallboards, LiftLite is GREENGUARD Certified, which can assist in the attainment of credits for LEED certification.
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Fire-Resistant Drywall - Firecheck® Type X

Continental Firecheck Type X drywall is enhanced with glass fibers to offer greater strength and fire protection for interior walls and ceilings.
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Enhanced Fire-Resistant Drywall - Firecheck® Type C

Continental Firecheck Type C drywall is enhanced with glass fibers and other ingredients to offer premium fire protection for interior walls, ceilings and area separations.
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Sag Resistant Drywall - Sagcheck®

Continental Sagcheck® is a strengthened, sag resistant drywall for interior ceiling applications. It is designed to be sag resistant under high-humidity conditions and wet-application texturing.
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Soffitboard

Continental Soffitboard is a weather resistant gypsum board for sheltered exterior ceiling and soffit areas such as carports, covered walkways, parking areas, open porches, and the soffit sides of eaves. The board is designed to withstand indirect exposure to moisture and enhanced to resist sagging.
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Fire-Resistant Soffitboard - Firecheck® Type X

Continental Firecheck® Soffitboard is a fire and weather resistant gypsum board for sheltered exterior ceiling and soffit areas such as carports, covered walkways, parking areas, open porches, and the soffit side of eaves. The board is designed to withstand indirect exposure to moisture and contains a non-combustible gypsum core, enhanced for strength (sag resistance) and fire resistance.
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Enhanced Fire-Resistant Soffitboard - Firecheck® Type C

Continental Firecheck® Type C is a gypsum board enhanced with glass fibers and other materials for premium fire protection for interior walls, ceilings and area separations.
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Plaster Base Gypsum Board

Continental Plasterbase is a special type of gypsum board to be used as a base for the application of veneer plaster finish. For interior walls and ceilings. The blue face paper provides excellent adhesion of the veneer plaster.
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Fire Resistant Plaster Base Gypsum Board - Firecheck®

Continental Firecheck® Plasterbase is a special type of fire resistant gypsum board to be used as a base for the application of veneer plaster finish. For interior walls and ceilings. The blue face paper provides excellent adhesion of the veneer plaster.

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Shaftliner - Type X

Continental Shaftliner Type X is designed for use in lining elevator shafts, ventilation shafts, and stairwells; for area separation walls in residential housing; and for other interior building applications requiring fire resistance combined with a finished surface.
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Mold Defense™ Shaftliner Type X

Continental Mold Defense™ Shaftliner Type X is designed for use in lining elevator shafts and area separation walls or for any other interior applications requiring fire, mold and moisture resistance.
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Weather Defense® Platinum Shaftliner Type X

Weather Defense® Platinum Shaftliner Type X has a specially formulated, noncombustible, mold-resistant gypsum core enhanced with glass fibers for strength and additional fire resistance. Its fiberglass matting eliminates the need for paper, a potential food source for mold. This characteristic can help reduce remediation and scheduling delays, making Weather Defense Platinum Shaftliner Type X a great alternative to traditional paper-faced shaftliners.

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Abuse Resistant Drywall - Protecta® AR 100 Type X

Continental Protecta AR 100 Type X with Mold Defense is an abuse-resistant drywall consisting of a fiberglass-enhanced, noncombustible, high-density gypsum core with a reinforced, heavy-facing paper that guards against surface abrasion, indentation, mold and mildew.
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High-Impact Resistant Drywall - Protecta® HIR300 Type X

Continental Protecta HIR 300 Type X with Mold Defense is a high impact, fire and mold resistant drywall that incorporates the proven formulation of our industry preferred, abuse-resistant board.

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Mold- and Moisture-Resistant Drywall - Mold Defense™

Continental Mold Defense™ drywall consists of a mold, mildew and moisture treated gypsum core and treated paper facings on front (green), back and long edges. It is ideal for interior walls and ceilings.
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Mold, Moisture and Fire-Resistant Drywall - Mold Defense® Type X

Continental Mold Defense® Type X is a gypsum board enhanced with glass fibers to provide greater strength and fire protection for interior walls and ceilings. It provides enhanced protection against mold and mildew, both of which can cause material deterioration and staining.
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Fiberglass Mat Faced Drywall - Weather Defense® Platinum Exterior Sheathing

Continental Weather Defense® Platinum drywall is a moisture- and mold-resistant exterior wall sheathing designed to be covered by an exterior-finish cladding such as siding, brick, masonry veneer, or wire-lath stucco.
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Fiberglass Mat Faced Drywall - Weather Defense® Platinum Exterior Sheathing Type X

Continental Weather Defense™ Platinum Type X is a moisture, mold, and fire-resistant exterior wall sheathing designed to be covered by an exterior finish cladding such as siding, brick, masonry veneer, or wire-lath stucco. Its specially formulated fire-rated, moisture-and mold-resistant gypsum core is covered with a coated fiberglass mat on front, back, and long edges.
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Fiberglass Mat Faced Drywall - Weather Defense® Platinum Interior

Weather Defense® Platinum Interior is a high performance glass mat faced gypsum board designed for interior walls and ceilings applications requiring superior resistance to incidental moisture.
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Fiberglass Mat Faced Drywall - Weather Defense® Platinum Interior Type X

Weather Defense® Platinum Interior Type X is a high-performance interior drywall with a special wet-area board formulation, treated core and fiberglass mat facer technology, designed to provide exceptional moisture, mold and fire protection for interior applications and exterior soffits. Its innovative, off-white face panel and tapered edges allow for superior indoor finishing and decorating results..

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Rapid Coat® Lightweight Joint Compound

Continental Rapid Coat® Lightweight is an all-purpose lightweight joint compound, ideal for use in all phases of drywall finishing: taping, finishing, skim coating, texturing, filling corner beads an trim, and concealing nail or screw dimples. Rapid Coat's two step application dries fast and saves time and money by permitting faster job completion and significant savings in labor.
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Rapid Coat® Fullweight Joint Compound

Continental Rapid Coat® Fullweight joint compound is an all-purpose professional grade joint compound, ideal for use in all phases of drywall finishing: taping, finishing, skim coating, texturing, filling corner beads a trim and concealing nail or screw dimples. Fullweight offers maximum bond and adhesion, superior durability and abrasion resistance and is designed specifically for professional use.
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Setting-Type Joint Compound - Rapid Joint®

Continental Rapid Joint® is a chemically activated setting-type drywall joint compound with time-controlled hardening properties. Available in four set times to meet the varied needs of the drywall finishing professional, this adaptable and durable joint compound is excellent for most pre-filling, taping, and first or finish coating applications.
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Rapid Coat® Low Dust® Joint Compound

Continental Rapid Coat® Low Dust® is an all-purpose joint compound, ideal for use in all phases of gypsum board finishing: taping, finishing, skim coating, texturing, filling corner beads and trim, and concealing nail or screw dimples. It is specially formulated to reduce airborne dust generated during sanding. Rapid Coat Low Dust also makes an excellent bonding agent for laminating gypsum wallboards together.
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Rapid Coat® Midweight Joint Compound

Continental Rapid Coat® Midweight is a mid-weight professional-grade joint compound ideal for use in all phases of gypsum-board finishing: taping, finishing, skim coating, texturing, filling corner beads and trim, and concealing nail or screw dimples.

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Skim-Coated Drywall - Rapid Deco® Level 5

The Continental Rapid Deco® Level 5 System, consists of a skim-coated drywall and a specially formulated matching joint compound. When used together, the results create a consistent, smooth surface across the finished wall. Rapid Deco® joint compound matches the finished joint to the surface of Rapid Deco® drywall, providing similarity of texture and paint absorption. The System is designed to provide an equivalent substitution to a field-applied Level 5 finish (per ASTM C 840).

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Skim-Coated, Fire-Resistant Drywall - Rapid Deco® Level 5 Type X

Continental Rapid Deco® Level 5 Type X skim-coated drywall is a fire-rated gypsum board pre-finished with a specially formulated skim-coat material to facilitate finishing to a Level 5 finish. This skim coat is factory-applied to provide a consistent and uniform finish.

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Skim-Coated, Mold-Resistant Drywall - Rapid Deco® Level 5 with Mold Defense®

Continental Rapid Deco® Level 5 with Mold Defense® is a mold- and mildew-resistant gypsum board pre-finished with a specially formulated skim-coat material to facilitate finishing to a Level 5 finish. This skim coat is factory-applied to provide a consistent and uniform finish.

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Rapid Deco® Level 5 Joint Compound

A component of the Rapid Deco® Level 5 System, Continental Rapid Deco® Level 5 joint compound is an all purpose, professional grade joint compound, specifically formulated to give optimum results when used with Continental Rapid Deco® Level 5 skim-coated drywall.

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Skim-Coated, Mold- and Fire-Resistant Drywall - Rapid Deco® Level 5 Type X with Mold Defense®

Continental Rapid Deco® Level 5 Type X with Mold Defense is a fire-, mold- and mildew-resistant gypsum board pre-finished with a specially formulated skim-coat material to facilitate finishing to a Level 5 finish. This skim coat is factory-applied to provide a consistent and uniform finish.

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Last Update: 2017-02-24