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Overview

Model # 8550 Store SKU # 1000129786

DensShield Tile Backer is a substrate for floor, wall and ceiling ceramic tile installations and has a built-in moisture barrier which protects tile installations and the wall cavity from the effects of moisture in wet areas such as bathrooms and kitchens. It is the ideal ceramic tile underlayment for new construction, bathroom remodelling, pool areas, and many other high humidity or wet areas. It can also be painted or used in non-wet areas. DensShield panels incorporate fibreglass mats and a moisture-resistant core and are lighter and easier to install than heavy, hard-to-work-with cement board tile backers. DensShield Tile Backer is GREENGUARD listed as microbial-resistant using ASTM D 6329 methodology and has scored a 10, the highest level of performance for mould resistance under the ASTM D 3273 test method.

  1. Excellent substrate for floors, walls and countertops
  1. Built in moisture barrier-stops moisture at the surface
  1. Mold resistant-when tested, as manufactured, per ASTM D 3273
  1. Scores and snaps easily with ordinary utility knife
  1. Fiberglass mats on front and back add strength
  1. Treated, water-resistant core

Specifications

Dimensions

Assembled Depth (in inches)
96
Assembled Height (in inches)
0.5
Assembled Weight (in lbs)
69.1
Assembled Width (in inches)
48
Packaged Depth (in inches)
96
Packaged Height (in inches)
0.5
Packaged Weight (In lbs)
64
Packaged Width (in inches)
48

Details

Country of Origin
US-United States
Flooring Material Features
Mildew Resistant
For Use With
Tile
Surface Prep Type
Backer Board

Warranty / Certifications

Lifetime Limited Warranty when used in residential tile installations. For more information, call toll-free 800-225-6111.
1/2-inch x 4 Foot x 8 Foot Fiberglass Mat Tile BackerDensShield 1/2-inch x 4 Foot x 8 Foot Fiberglass Mat Tile BackerDensShield Tile Backer is a substrate for floor, wall and ceiling ceramic tile installations and has a built-in moisture barrier which protects tile installations and the wall cavity from the effects of moisture in wet areas such as bathrooms and kitchens. It is the ideal ceramic tile underlayment for new construction, bathroom remodelling, pool areas, and many other high humidity or wet areas. It can also be painted or used in non-wet areas. DensShield panels incorporate fibreglass mats and a moisture-resistant core and are lighter and easier to install than heavy, hard-to-work-with cement board tile backers. DensShield Tile Backer is GREENGUARD listed as microbial-resistant using ASTM D 6329 methodology and has scored a 10, the highest level of performance for mould resistance under the ASTM D 3273 test method.
DensShield
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1/2-inch x 4 Foot x 8 Foot Fiberglass Mat Tile Backer is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 47.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dense shield Wall Board Much prefer this product to concrete board, easily cut with a box cutter nice flat finish and great to tile againt
Date published: 2020-05-08
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Is DensShield non combustible?

Asked by: TOJuice
In my experience with the product, it is fireproof, however it is not “certified” fireproof as is “Wonderboard” cement board. It is a very nice product to work with and has a good bonding surface for tiles using thin set mortar.
Answered by: The Woodworm
Date published: 2022-01-30

I read that it should not to be used for shower curb? Why is that? The installation videos don't mention it. My contractor alrady put hti on the shower curb. I am thnking of using a paint-on waterproof membrane to comepnsate like RedGard. will that work?

Asked by: Robert
We used it to account for height differences between main tile and accent tile that was much thinner. So we cut it into strips to use for that purpose. Our shower was sealed with red guard. I am a designer and always use red guard. You have to make sure you have even smooth coats without bumps or creases. So put on 3 coats each very thin and smooth.
Answered by: Deedeemidland
Date published: 2021-02-17

Can you use this product for an 8' shower ceiling that is not being tiled? If you paint this product, will it have a similar finish to drywall?

Asked by: Freigh_Train
Hi, yes I usually complete bathrooms for high end customers using this product. It does have a slightly rougher finish very similar to eggshell paint. Best product ever I highly recommend!
Answered by: JoeJoe Reno
Date published: 2021-04-04

2 Questions: (1) For a shower stall installation, does this product requiring waterproofing ? (2) Is Redguard able to bond to this product properly?

Asked by: tigggerkat
It does not require waterproofing when being covered with tile. Please contact the manufacturer of RedGuard for their recommendations over DensShield
Answered by: GP Gypsum Product Expert
Date published: 2018-06-15

Can this be used as a backer board for a fireplace to mount stone veneer?

Asked by: honeydolist
Do not use DensShield Tile Backer as a radiant barrier behind fireplaces. Gypsum products should not be exposed to continuous temperatures of 125°F.
Answered by: GP Gypsum Rep
Date published: 2020-02-29
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