GoBoard® Introduces Versatile Shower System

DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Johns Manville (JM), a leading manufacturer and marketer of premium-quality building and specialty products and a Berkshire Hathaway company, introduced the GoBoard® Point Drain Shower System at the Coverings 2019 ceramic tile and natural stone trade show last month in Orlando, Fla. The shower system is a new addition to the GoBoard product line.

“The GoBoard Point Drain Shower System is easily customizable to fit basically every shower size and works around existing plumbing,” said Jeff Newcomer, GoBoard Product Manager. “We have received very positive feedback from distributors and installers about this new product.”

Like GoBoard Tile Backer, the GoBoard Point Drain Shower System is lightweight, easy to install and waterproof. The system ensures compatibility with numerous drain cover brands. Using pre-sloped GoBoard Wedges, there is no need to wait for specially sized pans. The system accommodates most shower sizes with centered and off-set drain locations. In continuing to offer the advantages of being ultra-lightweight, easy to cut, handle and install – with waterproofing built-in – the GoBoard Point Drain Shower System is the right choice for both pros and DIYer’s.

“The GoBoard Point Drain Shower System is the only system where the shower pan is fabricated on site from oversized GoBoard Wedge panels,” said JM Research Manager Duane Paradis.

“This greatly expands the flexibility of the GoBoard system versus competitive solutions, reduces the number of SKUs for distributors and helps installers complete jobs faster and with fewer trips to job site and distributor. GoBoard Wedge and Curb are manufactured using the same process and raw materials as GoBoard, so installers can expect the same level of performance as GoBoard for walls, ceilings, floors and countertops.”

At the center of the system is the GoBoard Point Drain kit, which includes the universal drain cover assembly and pre-assembled drain body with integrated membrane. The low-profile design of these pieces enables curb-less installations. The friction fit drain cover riser allows for height adjustment during tile installation and compatibility with threaded and non-threaded risers. Surrounding the drain, endless design configurations are possible with GoBoard Wedges. Using a utility knife, simply cut to fit. Need a curb design? GoBoard Curb has you covered there as well.

Download Installation Instructions PDF here: https://www.jm.com/content/dam/jm/global/en/tile-backer-boards/goboard-shower-system/GoBoard-Point-Drain-Installation-Instructions.pdf

For additional information, and where to find GoBoard distributors, visit Johns Manville’s website at https://www.jm.com/en/building-insulation/residential/tile-backer-board/.

About Johns Manville

Johns Manville, a Berkshire Hathaway company (NYSE: BRK.A, BRK.B), is a leading manufacturer and marketer of premium-quality products for building insulation, mechanical insulation, commercial roofing and roof insulation, as well as fibers and nonwovens for commercial, industrial and residential applications. JM serves markets that include aerospace, automotive and transportation, air handling, appliance, HVAC, pipe and equipment, filtration, waterproofing, building, flooring, interiors and wind energy. In business since 1858, the Denver-based company has annual sales over $3 billion and holds leadership positions in all of the key markets that it serves. Johns Manville employs 8,000 people and operates 42 manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe and China. Additional information can be found at www.jm.com.

Shawna Lytle (303) 978-2254 Shawna.Lytle@jm.com