The moisture-resistant gypsum core resists the growth of mold.1
DensShield® Tile Backer has the highest level of performance for mold resistance under the ASTM D3273 test method.
Use DensShield® Tile Backer in every area where humidity is present.
DensShield® Tile Backer helps protect your walls and subfloor from moisture intrusion.
Position DensShield® Tile Backer panel next to framing with the coated (grey) face away from studs.
Score panel with utility knife to required size and snap.
Install either parallel or perpendicular to framing for both wall and ceiling applications.
Fit ends and joints closely.
DensShield® Tile Backer panels can be installed in the shower pan if part of an approved system.
Fasteners should be spaced 6” (152 mm) o.c. for walls and ceilings.
Drive fasteners flush with coated surface. Do not countersink.
DensShield® Tile Backer has a built-in moisture barrier—no additional moisture barrier required.
Caulk corners and joints prior to addition of 2” (51 mm) fiberglass mesh tape in skim coat of tile setting material.
Seal penetrations and abutments to dissimilar materials.