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ToughRock DensShield 1/2 in. x 2.7 ft. x 5 ft. Glass Mat Tile Backer
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DensShield 1/2 in. x 2.7 ft. x 5 ft. Glass Mat Tile Backer

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The DensShield 5 ft. x 32 in. x 1/2 in. Glass Mat Tile Backer features glass mat facings and an acrylic coating that helps block moisture from entering the wall cavity. This lightweight backer is easy to install and can finish smoothly and cleanly. This strong backer is mold resistant. It meets IRC standards for tub and shower areas.

  • Acrylic coating on face for protection against moisture
  • Built-in water barrier for protection
  • Lightweight and easy to install
  • Finishes smoothly and cleanly
  • Mold and moisture resistant
  • Meets IRC standards for tub and shower areas
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Is this product only available in the eastern half of the US?

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No, I purchase it on a regular basis in Beaumont, TX
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November 6, 2015
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Thank you for your recent inquiry with The Home Depot, NS. This tile backer is only available in select Home Depot stores and is not available online. If it is not available in you local store, they may be able to special order it for you. Special orders are not available online. We appreciate your business and look forward to serving you in the future. Thank you for shopping Home Depot.
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Is this what you use to lay tile?

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This is an excellent material to use as shower tile backer board. Like all tile backers the seams and any nail or screw penetrations must be sealed with a good fiberglass tape and waterproofing coating such as, Red Guard or several other comparable products. Also, the bottom edge, if used with a tub or manufactured shower pan, must have a 1/4" or more gap above the flat surface and must be completely Read More
This is an excellent material to use as shower tile backer board. Like all tile backers the seams and any nail or screw penetrations must be sealed with a good fiberglass tape and waterproofing coating such as, Red Guard or several other comparable products. Also, the bottom edge, if used with a tub or manufactured shower pan, must have a 1/4" or more gap above the flat surface and must be completely sealed with 100% silicon caulking. If it is a formed concrete over pan liner it must be waterproofed where it meets the concrete. Again do not allow the panel to touch the concrete base! There must be a 1/4" minimum gap to prevent potential wicking. Like any other product it must be installed correctly. Refer to U-Tube for videos on installation techniques. Read Less
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technically you can. I wouldn't recommend it. It's a gypsum core sealed with a water resistant coating, which is worthless at the seams and once you drive a nail or screw in it. Gypsum disintegrates in water, so just about the worst stuff to use in any wet are
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Why can't I get this in Sacramento?! Arrgh

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I've been researching tile substrate and find this and now can't go to HD and purchase.

I'm one customer voting for this to be stocked in your stores here in Norcal.
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October 12, 2016
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Thank you for your recent inquiry with The Home Depot, Chip. This Glass Mat Tile Backer is only carried in select Home Depot stores and not online. If they are not carried in your store, a specialist in your store may be able to special order them for you from the vendor. Special orders are not available online. We appreciate your business and look forward to serving you in the future. Thank you for Read More
Thank you for your recent inquiry with The Home Depot, Chip. This Glass Mat Tile Backer is only carried in select Home Depot stores and not online. If they are not carried in your store, a specialist in your store may be able to special order them for you from the vendor. Special orders are not available online. We appreciate your business and look forward to serving you in the future. Thank you for shopping Home Depot. Read Less
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Where in Tucson is Densshield available

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I am looking to buy Denshield backer board. Who sells it in the Tucson area. Home Depot says they sell it but it is unavailable at any of their stores
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November 25, 2015
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Hi Bruce, it looks like that this DensShield 1/2 in. x 2.7 ft. x 5 ft. Glass Mat Tile Backer is a store exclusive item and only able to be bought in a Home Depot store. Unfortunately we do not sell it with online stock for purchase. If you are unable to see the store inventory it is most likely either not a stocked item in your area or no longer available for purchase from Homedepot.com. Please follow Read More
Hi Bruce, it looks like that this DensShield 1/2 in. x 2.7 ft. x 5 ft. Glass Mat Tile Backer is a store exclusive item and only able to be bought in a Home Depot store. Unfortunately we do not sell it with online stock for purchase. If you are unable to see the store inventory it is most likely either not a stocked item in your area or no longer available for purchase from Homedepot.com. Please follow the steps below to localize your Homedepot.com:
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Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 5 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DensShield renders all other tile backer obsolete. I have used DenShield in at least eight bathrooms and two kitchen tile intall projects. This is a fantastic product. Extremely easy to cut, level and install tile. The ability to got direct to the wall studs is a great help to keep wall profiles narrow (instead of sheet rock plus cement board plus tile). I can not understand why Home Depot in Northern California do not inventory the product. It is a vast improvement over the alternatives. November 17, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by easy to use...just like drywall Easy to work with, treat it like drywall...my only complaint is the fiberglass dust makes you itchy February 20, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Dens shield Tile Backer The product is exactly as advertised. Cuts and installs like Drywall, but is waterproof. Only need to seal the seams and screw holes with something like Laticrete Hydro Barrier and microfiber fiberglass tape(not drywall tape). I learned a lot by watching Tilemasterga's YouTube videos. September 2, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Highly recommend for countertops and floors Have used Durock and DensShield in the past. Durock is very heavy, hard to cut, sharp and we were not able to find it in thinner pieces. Used Durock on our first project over 10 years ago on an entry floor as we didn't know about DensShield. Had to use thicker piece and even after raising door up as far as possible and trimming still not enough clearance for a rug. Had we been able to use DensShield we wouldn't have had to trim and could fit a rug. Have used DensShield on a kitchen floor, bathroom floor and two bathroom countertops, age of projects from about 3 years ago to nearly 10 years ago, under ceramic, porcelain and travertine and no issues at all about wear, adhesion, etc. Easy to transport, cut, screw into, etc. No dust issues when cutting. Revisited options including Hardie as we prepare for another large kitchen project and have chosen to use DensShield again. Don't know if this is recommended for wet applications like shower/tub walls though. June 8, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Denshield This is a rigid tile backer that cuts and installs like regular drywall. When installed right it is virtually waterproof. Once tile is adhered it will not come off. August 22, 2010
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