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.

GoBoard Technical Data

GoBoard Installation Instructions / Technical Data

GoBoard Installation Instructions / Technical Data - Spanish


GoBoard Brochure
GoBoard FAQs


GoBoard Warranty

NTA Listing


ICC-ES Report



Goboard sealant

GoBoard Sealant Sheet
Alternative Sealants


goboard fasteners

GoBoard Fasteners Sheet



GoBoard Washers Sheet



Product Selector Guide

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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