Gold Bond® eXP® Fire-Shield® Tile Backer
A code compliant substrate for tile and other finishes in both wet and non-wet areas, areas of high humidity and fire-rated assemblies (5/8” Type X).
Code compliant tile backer application
Approved component in specific UL fire-rated designs
- Gypsum backer board for tile applications in high-moisture areas.
- Acrylic-coated facer eliminates the need for a moisture barrier.
- Ideally suited for a variety of interior applications.
Use Gold Bond® eXP® Tile Backer as a substrate for tile applications in high moisture areas, including showers, bathrooms, indoor swimming pools, laundry rooms, and kitchens. It is also a code-compliant substrate for tile and other finishes in both wet and non-wet areas, areas of high humidity, and fire-rated assemblies (5/8” Type X). It is ideally suited for a variety of interior applications.
eXP® Tile Backer consists of a moisture- and mold-resistant gypsum core encased in an acrylic-coated, specially designed fiberglass mat on the face, back, and sides. It is available in either a Regular or Type X core. The glass mat is folded around the long edges to reinforce and protect the core.
- 1/2” (12.7 mm) / Regular
- 5/8” (15.9 mm) / Type X
PROVIDES FIRE RESISTANCE
- Fire-resistant material with a non-combustible gypsum core helps protect framing elements, even when cladding is combustible.
- 5/8 in. (15.9 mm) eXP Tile Backer is an approved component in specific UL fire-rated designs.
RESISTS MOISTURE AND MOLD BETTER
- Acrylic-coated fiberglass front facer provides an integral water barrier, eliminating the need for a separate water barrier.
- Resists the growth of mold per ASTM D3273 with a score of 10, the best possible score.
INSTALLS FAST AND EASY
- Coated glass mat facers for easy handling.
- Integrated water barrier.
OFFERS SUPERIOR DURABILITY
- Dimensionally stable under changes in temperature and relative humidity.
Gold Bond® eXP® Fire-Shield® Tile Backer has achieved GREENGUARD Gold Certification.
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