DensShield® Tile Backer is an ideal tile substrate for interior walls, ceilings, residential and light commercial floors and countertop applications in high moisture areas such as bathrooms, showers, kitchens, laundries, swimming pool areas and locker rooms
DensShield® Tile Backer is manufactured to meet ASTM C1178 and is listed for use as a tile backer in tub and shower areas in accordance with current IBC and IRC codes.
DensShield® Tile Backer may be cut by using a utility knife to score, then snap, working from the grey face side
DensShield® Tile Backer is designed for use as a tile substrate for walls, ceilings, floors and countertops
DensShield® Tile Backer is an ideal ceramic tile substrate for new construction, bathroom renovation, pool areas, and many other high humidity or wet areas.
DensShield® Tile Backer is an ideal tile backer board for high moisture areas because it has a built-in moisture barrier that stops moisture at the surface. This special coating helps protect the tile installation and wall cavity or sub-floor from moisture intrusion. The built-in moisture barrier can also remove the extra installation step of adding an additional, separate membrane behind other tile backers. It can also be painted or used in non-wet areas.
The unique features of DensShield® Tile Backer include:
• Treated, water-resistant core.
• Fiberglass mats on front and back for strength and moisture and mould resistance.
• Grey surface coating that helps protect the tile installation and wall cavity from moisture intrusion and damage.
DensShield® Tile Backer is significantly lighter than competing fibre cement and cement products (based on a comparison of 1/2” products). DensShield® Tile Backer panels are easily cut with a standard utility knife and are faster to install than cement board, according to studies by NAHB Research Center and Intertek.
DensShield® Tile Backer has been appraised by Branz (appraisal number 1066 (2019) for use in Australia and New Zealand.
DensShield® Tile Backer panels are mould resistant, and have scored a 10, the highest level of performance for mould resistance under the ASTM D3273* test method, a testing standard set by ASTM International.
In addition, DensShield® Tile Backer has UL Environmental claim validation for mould resistance (UL 2824) based on testing according to ASTM Standard D6329. For additional information concerning these tests or the mould-resistance of DensShield Tile Backer go to www.buildgp.com/safetyinfo.
Note: *ASTM D3273 measures mould growth in a 4 week controlled laboratory test. The mould resistance of any building product when used in actual job site conditions may not produce the same results as were achieved in the controlled, laboratory setting. No material can be considered mould proof.