GoBoard Fasteners

GoBoard Fasteners

Product Descriptive Name
Tile Backer Board Fasteners
Product Short Description
GoBoard Fasteners are the preferred fastening mechanism for any GoBoard tile backer board application for both wood and metal stud framing.

Product Details

GoBoard Fasteners

Product Long Description
GoBoard® Fasteners are tile backer board fasteners designed for securing GoBoard to wood or metal studs, as well as subfloors. These corrosion-resistant fasteners have larger diameter heads for more holding power and the smooth underside of the head helps mitigate over-driving the screw. GoBoard Fasteners are available in contractor packs of 700 pieces and come with the required T-25 Torx head bit. Using GoBoard Washers is optional with these tile backer board fasteners, depending on your application. 


GoBoard Fasteners


Available in 1 1/4-in and 1 5/8-in lengths

Corrosion resistant

T-25 Torx bit included

Easy installation on both wood and metal studs

For use on:

  • 1/4-in GoBoard for floors and countertops
  • 1/2-in and 5/8-in GoBoard for walls, showers, ceilings, and floors


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A properly installed tile backer board will offer strength and long term durability to the tile work on top. Below are some tips to help you get your GoBoard tile backer hung quickly and sufficiently.


  • 8 inch spacing for GoBoard Fasteners
  • 12 inch spacing for Backer Board Screws + GoBoard Washers
  • 6 inch spacing for Backer Board Screws


  1. Position GoBoard. Use shims or spacers to ensure 1 /8“ gaps.
  2. Place first GoBoard Washer approximately 12” from edge (push washer into GoBoard surface). 
  3. Install the provided Hi-Lo or Self-drilling fastener.
  4. Install remaining washers spaced 12” apart in the interior area (field) of board. To ensure a waterproof installation, GoBoard Washers should be only installed around board perimeters AFTER GoBoard Pro Sealant has been applied.
  5. Position next board; use spacers to ensure 1 /8 “gaps.
  6. Repeat steps 2 thru 4 to install GoBoard Washers.
  7. Install additional boards until wall is covered with GoBoard.
  8. Fill 1 /8“gaps with GoBoard Pro Sealant or equivalent.
  9. Repeat steps 2 thru 4 to install washers over joints.
  10. Using a putty knife, spread excess sealant 1” on either side of joint joints. Apply more sealant as needed.
  11. Apply sealant over each washer.
  12. Using a putty knife, spread sealant to completely cover washer with sealant. Apply more sealant as needed.

Cover adjacent walls with GoBoard repeating steps 1 thru 12. Once all boards are installed, begin tiling when GoBoard Pro Sealant has formed a suitable skin layer, which is usually 30 to 60 minutes depending on ambient conditions. In dryer climates or when installing at colder temperatures, GoBoard Pro Sealant will take longer to skin over.


  • Use the included T-25 Torx bit for GoBoard Fasteners with any variable speed corded or cordless screw gun or drill.
  • If using backer board screws from another manufacturer, use the appropriate bit.
  • If applicable, when fastening the panels without GoBoard Washers, make sure to adjust clutch setting such that fasteners are seated flush and not overdriven through top surface of board.
  • For waterproof installations, make sure to seal each fastener penetration, with GoBoard Sealant, GoBoard Pro Sealant, or approved alternative - extending the sealant approximately 1-in in diameter around the perimeter of each GoBoard Washer.



The GoBoard product line includes Polyiso foam board panels, a versatile shower pan kit, and essential tile backer accessories that when installed as a system, can qualify for a manufacturer limited warranty. Need help with one of our products? Contact us with your warranty questions, or download the warranty certificate in the documents above.