DensShield® Tile Backer is designed for use as a tile substrate for walls, ceilings, floors, and countertops. DensShield 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 from moisture intrusion. DensShield panels are mold resistant, scoring a 10, which means no mold growth when tested in accordance with ASTM D 3273.
DensShield Tile Backer From Georgia-PacificWhile other backer boards are marketed as “moisture resistant” they are not designed to be truly water resistant. If not installed and maintained properly, their use can lead to wide spread moisture problems.
DensShield® is the premier tile backer board on the market, outperforming cement board, fiber cement board and fiber gypsum boards. Engineered with a heat-cured, acrylic coating that stops moisture at the surface, DensShield helps protect both the tile installation as well as the actual wall cavity from moisture. This built-in water resistive barrier eliminates the need for additional moisture protection behind the tile backer. In addition, the fiberglass backing on DensShield eliminates a potential source of food (paper) that mold needs to survive and thrive.
Easy Installation Saves Time-And Money!DensShield installs like regular wallboard. It is lightweight and requires no special tools to install. Because DensShield is the same thickness as regular wallboard it fastens easily with screws or nails and provides a smooth transition from the shower surround to other walls. Since DensShield has a built-in water resistive barrier it does not require the additional steps needed to add a water resistive barrier. This easy installation means pros are able to complete installations faster, saving valuable time and man-hours on the job. According to the NAHB Testing Lab, DensShield is 46% faster to install than cement boards.
In fact, Georgia-Pacific is so confident in the durability and superior performance of DensShield, it offers a 20 Year Limited Warranty on commercial tile installation using DensShield.
For more information on how DensShield can provide the ultimate moisture barrier on your next tile installation project, visit www.densshield.com.