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What size sheets does DensShield come in?

What size sheets does DensShield come in?

DensShield 1/2 in. x 4 ft. x 8 ft. Backer Board-855000 – The Home Depot.

Is DensShield cementitious?

The Robinson Floor Test (ASTM C627) is designed to determine how a tile assembly holds up under extreme wear and weight conditions. DensShield Tile Backer achieves the same light commercial rating as cement and fiber cement backers.

Is DensShield mold proof?

the Competition. The moisture-resistant gypsum core resists the growth of mold. DensShield® Tile Backer has the highest level of performance for mold resistance under the ASTM D3273 test method.

What’s better DensShield or durock?

DensShield is easier to work with (basically just drywall with a water proof membrane), whereas the Durock is basically a cement board so it’s a bit harder to work with. I would appreciate your advice. Thanks ! DensShield is easier to work with imo, and it is a smoother surface.

What is the difference between durock and DensShield?

Can I paint over DensShield?

Dens-Shield may also be finished with paint or wallpaper for non-tile areas that require superior fire and moisture resistance where its vapor barrier and water- repelling qualities are desirable. Dens-Shield also adds stabilizing and fire-resistant qualities to countertop installations.

Can a densshield tile backer be used in a dry area?

It can also be painted or used in non-wet areas. DensShield Tile Backer conforms to requirements of 2009 IBC/IRC Code for tile backer in wet areas. It’s available in convenient sizes, including 5/8″ Type X board (per ASTM C1178) for use in appropriate fire-rated assemblies.

Which is better densshield or leading cement backer?

DensShield® Tile Backer stops water at the surface. In a 24-hour percolation test, just 3mm of water passed through DensShield® Tile Backer, compared to 483mm through one cementitious substrate and 1092mm through a leading cement tile backer board. 3 than either fiber cement or cement board.

How big of a backer do I need for wall tile?

DensShield® tile backer comes in a variety of sizes. For walls and ceilings, use: 1⁄2 9or 5⁄8 thickness. For countertops and floorings, use: 1⁄49, 3⁄89 or 1⁄29 thickness. • Nails: Galvanized roofing nails 11⁄29 for walls and ceilings. 11⁄49 for floors. • Screws: Corrosion-resistant minimum 19 buglehead drywall screws for 1⁄29

What’s the highest dens tile backer board score?

Dens Solutions answer building challenges with ingenuity. 1 DensShield® Tile Backer has scored a 10 – the highest level of performance for mold resistance under the ASTM D3273 test method. The score of 10 in the ASTM D3273 test indicates no mold growth in a 4-week controlled laboratory test.