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DensShield® Tile Backer

Wet Area Solutions are proud to introduce DensShield® Tile Backer board to Australia.  DensShield® Tile Backer has a long history of successful performance, with hundreds of millions of square metres installed in over 30 countries world-wide.

Available in 4 sizes

 8 x 2438 x 1220 mm

10 x 2438 x 1220 mm

13 x 2438 x 1220 mm

16 x 2438 x 1220 mm

Densshield Tile Backer Board








  Installs in 3 easy steps

  1       Measure & Cut

  2       Fasten

  3       Caulk & tape


Engineered to prevent damage to the sub-floor or wall cavity if moisture seeps through grouted tile, DensShield® Tile Backer is the first backer board with a built-in moisture barrier.

It is the ideal ceramic tile underlayment for new construction, bathroom remodelling, pool areas, and many other high humidity or wet areas. Easier to handle than cement board, DensShield® Tile Backer cuts and installs like drywall without special tools or fasteners.  It can also be painted or used in non-wet areas.


The grey coating on the tile application side of DensShield® Tile Backer is a multi-coat, heat-cured, copolymer acrylic that provides a moisture barrier that stops water and retards moisture at the surface. This coating also serves as an ideal bondable surface for a variety of tile setting mortars and mastics. Because of this coating, no additional moisture barrier is required or recommended behind DensShield® Tile Backer to protect the wall cavity.
To add strength and rigidity, the core has fibreglass mats on both sides of the panel that are impregnated into the panel in the manufacturing process. This construction, combined with the tile side acrylic coating, eliminates the possibility of delamination associated with paper-faced gypsum board. The added strength also means that DensShield® Tile Backer can be fastened either vertically or horizontally to the supporting framing members, which can result in fewer joints.
The high-performance, moisture-resistant core of DensShield® Tile Backer is specially treated to add further moisture protection. The specially engineered core doesn’t allow DensShield® Tile Backer panels to wick moisture like competing cement board products.
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  DensShield® FEATURES   DensShield® ADVANTAGES   DensShield® BENEFITS
• Unique grey heat cured acrylic coating

• Moisture resistant treated core

• Mould resistant – Score 10

• GREENGUARD Microbial resistant

• Protects tile installation and stops moisture migration into wall cavity

• Outperforms cement backers by stopping moisture at the surface

• Virtually no wicking compared to other backer boards

• No additional waterproofing membrane required

 Ideal for floors, showers, kitchens, countertops and other wet, high-humidity areas

• Fewer call backs

• Scores and snaps easily with a standard utility knife

• Light weight; 30% lighter than the leading cement boards brands (12.7mm comparison)

• Easy to handle sizes

• Non-abrasive to fixtures in tub and shower installations

• Can fasten close to edge for easy application over plywood flooring and wall  framing

• Lower installed costs (NAHB study showed DensShield® Tile Backer 46% faster to install than cement board)
• Flexural strength is approximately the same in both directions • Wall and ceiling applications can be either parallel or perpendicular to the supporting member • Fewer panel joints
When used in residential tile installations* • Peace of mind for contractor and home owner
• Backed by Georgia-Pacific, a world leader in building products manufacturing
• 20-Year limited warranty for commercial installations*
*See warranties for complete terms, conditions and limitations


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GP Gypsum LLC         

Since 1965, Georgia-Pacific Gypsum has been committed to developing the highest quality gypsum building products in the construction industry.

They are the US based manufacturers of our DensShield® Tile Backer Board.

Georgia‐Pacific's Gypsum division pioneered fibreglass mat gypsum technology and, for three decades, has inspired fundamental changes in the types of gypsum panels specified for walls and roofing in commercial building assemblies.

They operate in over 300 locations and employ over 30,000 people globally.

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