Tile Backer Board

GoBoard® by Johns Manville is an ultra-lightweight, waterproof and durable tile backer board that is easy to cut and install. GoBoard is engineered and tested for strength and durability, yet can be cut right where it’s installed using a utility knife. Plus, it's up to 80% lighter than traditional boards. Installation time is reduced because waterproofing is built-in, eliminating extra steps since only board joints and fastener locations need to be sealed.

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GoBoard® is the innovative tile backer board by Johns Manville that is ultra-lightweight, waterproof, durable, easy to cut, and install.

GoBoard® is the durable, ultra-lightweight, waterproof tile backer board from Johns Manville.

FAST INSTALLATON: Complete shower tile projects in half the time or less. Install GoBoard with GoBoard Sealant, take a break and tile the same day. Grout the next day and the project is done*.

ULTRA-LIGHTWEIGHT: Engineered to be dependable even though it’s much lighter weight than cement and other heavy boards. GoBoard can be installed in residential and light commercial tile applications.

EASY TO CUT, HANDLE & INSTALL: GoBoard can be quickly cut right where it’s installed with a basic utility knife without crumbling or disintegrating. It’s also much easier to handle than cement and other heavy boards.

WATERPROOF BUILT-IN: GoBoard saves time and money because you seal only the board joints and fastener locations for a waterproof tile assembly**.

GoBoard is available in the following thicknesses:

- ¼" for floors and countertops

- ½" and ⅝" for walls, showers, ceilings and floors

- 1", 1½" and 2" for walls, benches, shelves, tub surrounds, vanities and countertops

* A typical shower project, waterproof installation, following manufacturer's installation.
** Board joints and fastener locations require a waterproof sealant per GoBoard installation instructions.

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GoBoard Technical Data


GoBoard vs. Cement Board Shower Installation


Building Benches and Shower Walls with GoBoard


GoBoard is Ultra-lightweight


GoBoard Best Practices for Fastening and Sealing Seams


How to Install Johns Manville GoBoard


Installing GoBoard on Countertops


GoBoard is Waterproof


GoBoard is Durable


Johns Manville GoBoard Competitive Demonstration


JM GoBoard Install Spanish, Voice Over en Espanol


JM GoBoard Install English Subtitles

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