Tile Backer Board

An innovative tile backer board from Johns Manville, GoBoard® is ultra-lightweight, waterproof, durable, easy to cut, and simple to install. Since only board joints and fastener locations need to be sealed, built-in waterproofing eliminates extra steps to make shower installations easy. Plus, GoBoard® is up to 80% lighter than traditional boards. It’s engineered and tested for strength and durability, yet it can be cut right where it’s installed using a utility knife.

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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 Installation: 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: Even though it’s much lighter weight than cement and other heavy boards, GoBoard is engineered to be dependable, and it 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**.

* A typical shower project, waterproof installation, following manufacturer's installation.

** Board joints and fastener locations require a waterproof sealant per GoBoard installation instructions. 

Johns Manville

GoBoard is available in the following thicknesses:

  • ¼" for floors and countertops (3'x5' and 4'x8' sheets)
  • ½" and ⅝" for walls, showers, ceilings and floors  (⅝" in 4'x8' sheets)
  • 1", 1½" and 2" for walls, benches, shelves, tub surrounds, vanities and countertops  (4'x8' sheets)

*Availability varies by retailer. 

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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