Continental Regular Drywall is a general-purpose drywall for interior wall and ceiling applications.


It is available in several thicknesses and edge treatments, and is designed to meet most general construction needs. It contains a noncombustible gypsum core and is covered with paper facings on the front (ivory), back, and long edges. The product will accommodate a variety of decorative treatments after proper surface preparation.

Continental Regular Drywall can be used in applications that require direct mechanical attachment to wood or metal walls and ceiling frames, or attachment to surfaces using fasteners or adhesives. It may also be used as a thermal barrier in roof assemblies if specified by the roofing manufacturer.

While Continental Regular Drywall provides some fire-resistance, it does not provide the levels of fire resistance required by all building codes and standards. For fire resistance, use Continental Firecheck® products.

When properly sealed and used in a certified sound-rated assembly, Continental Regular Drywall will add to Sound Transmission Class (STC) values.

*The federal specification for gypsum board, SS-L-30d, was withdrawn in 1984. It is provided here for information only and should not be referenced for new construction

Product Notice

Note: Continental Regular Drywall is only suitable for interior applications and should not be used where temperatures exceed 125 degrees Fahrenheit (52 degrees Celsius) for extended periods, or in areas with extreme humidity. To maintain performance integrity, the drywall board should be protected from exposure to adverse conditions during storage and construction.


Regular drywall is easy to install and decorate for both residential and commercial construction projects, including interior walls and interior ceilings. It should not be used outdoors or in temperatures exceeding Fahrenheit (52 degrees Celsius) or in areas of extreme humidity


Ease of installation: Regular drywall is lightweight and easily cut, allowing fast installation.
Aesthetics: Regular drywall can be cost-effectively and repeatedly decorated.
Fire resistance: A noncombustible gypsum core helps protect building occupants and contents in case of fire.

Physical Characteristics

Core: Noncombustible, dimensionally stable inert gypsum.


Paper: 100 percent recycled; front and edges are ivory colored; back is gray colored.


Long edges: Tapered in all sizes; rounded or square in 1/2 inch.

Emissions: Asbestos free; GREENGUARD certified; listed as a low-emitting material with the Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CHPS); MAS Certified Green.

Available Sizes

Normal thicknesses: 1/4 in.   3/8 in.   1/2 in.

Nominal widths:   4 ft.    4 ft.     4 ft.

54 in.

Standard lengths:   8 ft.   8 ft. to 12 ft.   8 ft. to 16 ft.

Nominal weights:   1.1 lbs/ft2    1.3 lbs/ft2   1.6 lbs/ft2


Sustainability: Continental Regular Drywall can be used toward the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED Credit Qualification in several credit categories. For more information on obtaining LEED certification and the required documentation, click the link below.

Safety Precautions

Wear safety glasses and NIOSH-approved respirators during cutting, breaking, rasping or undertaking other dust-producing activities.

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