Mold & Moisture Resistant

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).

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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

Advantages:

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.
  • Features GridMarX® guide marks on the board to allow for faster and more accurate installation.

OFFERS SUPERIOR DURABILITY

  • Dimensionally stable under changes in temperature and relative humidity.

Specifications

Products that suit any project criteria

Product Details

Performance:

Mold & Moisture Resistant

Edge(s):

Square

Thickness(es):

1/2", 5/8"

Width(s):

48"

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