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Model #TILITEBD-3248-125

Durabase XPS 32 in. x 48 in. x 1/2 in. Foam Backer Board Underlayment (Package of 9 - 96 sq. ft.)

  • For use in wet areas and meets new code requirements
  • Board sized for minimal waste of material
  • Waterproof and vapor-retardant
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Product Overview

The Durabase XPS foam backer board offers builders and tile contractors a strong, lightweight, waterproof, and vapor-retardant tile base for wet areas.  It is an XPS foam panel manufactured with a waterproof proprietary blend of synthetic polymer mortar and an alkali resistant fiber mesh.  This gives it a highly rigid structure and exceptional bonding strength.  It is intended for use with the Dural Screw & Washer Pack, to quickly fasten the Durabase XPS board to supporting studs. The 9 boards will cover an average 48 in. x 48 in. shower or a 32 in. x 60 in. shower wall tile installation.
  • Package of 9 Boards Included - Each 32 in. x 48 in. x 1/2 in. thick
  • Designed for absolutely no waste when waterproofing shower walls, where as traditional backer boards have over 25% of waste
  • Lightweight, rigid design for easy and accurate tile installation
  • Easy to cut with no mess
  • Seams and corners should be cover with urethane or Durabase WP Seam Tape
  • High bond strength due to the cementitious coating
  • Made for use with the Dural Screw & Washer pack, purchased separately
  • Made in Egypt
  • Each board is 10.67 sq. ft., with a box total of 96 sq. ft. - enough to cover the average shower wall tile installation

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Flooring Material FeaturesCushioningMoisture resistant,Mold/mildew resistantCushioning,Sound absorbingMoisture resistant
MaterialCorkFoamCorkPolystyrene
Package coverage (sq. ft.)2009615013
Flooring TypeEngineered Hardwood,Laminate,Stone,TileTileEngineered Hardwood,Laminate,Stone,TileTile
LocationFloorBathroomFloorShower
Flooring Product TypeUnderlaymentUnderlaymentUnderlaymentUnderlayment
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Specifications

Dimensions

Product thickness (mil)
0.125
Product Width (in.)
2.667 in
Recommended overlap (in.)
0
Roll length (ft.)
4
Roll width (in.)
32

Details

Color Family
Gray
Commercial / Residential
Commercial / Residential
Flooring Material Features
Moisture resistant,Mold/mildew resistant
Flooring Product Type
Underlayment
Flooring Type
Tile
Location
Bathroom
Material
Foam
Package coverage (sq. ft.)
96
Returnable
180-Day
Subflooring type
Any

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
10 Years

Questions & Answers

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Is this product rated for residential steam showers (perm rating of less than 0.5) on its own wit...

Asked by Kabear November 22, 2020
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Good day Kabear, Unfortunately the backer is rated waterproof. For steam proof we recommend our Durabase WP membrane. This membrane is rated for steam showers.

I don’t need 9 sheets, I only need maybe 2. How can I purchase these individually?

Asked by Bob November 2, 2020
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Hi Bob, Thank you for your question. Unfortunately we only offer this product in packs of 9 at this time. We are always looking for ways to improve and will see if there is another pack quantity to add that can help with situations like yours in the future.

I do not want to tile. Can I paint only or use a vinyl sheet or flooring on 1/2 walls?

Asked by DYIer September 27, 2020
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Yes you can. However, in order to paint, you would have to tape the seams and stucco the walls before you paint. Vinyl sheeting can be glued to the walls, however, please follow the vinyl manufactures installation instructions. Best Regards, Stefan Wild TD Dural

I plan to use a sheet of this on a 84”x42” patio table on which I plan to cover with ceramic tile...

Asked by TigerMan August 30, 2020
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Good day TigerMan, Construction adhesive can be used with our Dural Durabase XPS board. However, since it is a table, please make sure to get full coverage. Hollow spots could result in cracked tiles if something heavy drops on the table. You could also use a primer and modified thin set mortar (ANSI 118.11) Thank you for using our Dural products. Stefan Wild TD Dural

What is the best way to attach it to concrete slab in basement when it will be tiled over for off...

Asked by khelm August 4, 2020
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Answer

Good day, Please use a 1/4 by 3/8 inch square notched trowel to apply thin set mortar to the slab, to set the Durabase XPS board. It is good practice to prime the slab first. Thank you for using our Durabase products. Best Regards, Stefan Wild TD Dural

What is the insulation R value for this?

Asked by khelm August 4, 2020
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Answer

The R-value as per ASTM C 518 standard is 1.8 hr. Ft. 2 F/Btu

When installng Durabase in a tub, should the foam panels butt up to the outerflange or come to the inside and rest on the tub deck?

Asked by blrow3 July 30, 2020
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Answer

Good day blrow3, The Dural Durabase XPS board should go over the flange and should sit on the tub. Seal the tub before and after for best practice. Thank you for using our products. Stefan Wild TD Dural

Can I use this on metal walls and does it have soundproofing characteristics

Asked by Fomara July 2, 2020
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soundproof capabilities

Can i use this for shower floor?

Asked by Ferryson June 25, 2020
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Answer

Good day, Our Dural Backer Board is used on walls and can be used on floors as well. However, you can’t use it on the shower floor because the shower floor has to have a 2% slope to the drain (1/2” per linear foot). For the shower floor you should use our Dural tiLite shower pan. The pan comes with an integrated drain assembly and is water/ steam proof. Thank you for your request.

Can you paint this & if so what type of paint should be used?

Asked by Cmk May 1, 2020
1
Answer

no need to paint if you use it for tile .. but you should seal the seams with their tape from dural to form a water tight application from Home Depot

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This stuff is SO easy to use and isn't all that expensive. You just need a fresh blade to make cl...
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This stuff is SO easy to use and isn't all that expensive. You just need a fresh blade to make clean lines and a drywall square makes for quick work. I did make holes between the studs every inch and used great stuff to hold a bit better from the back, but this is just my love of overdoing things and I'm using big tiles anyways which overlap the joint lines. Sure, the fiberglass can be annoying, but it's the same thing whether you're working with this, drywall, or insulation so what gives. I'm surprised how well the mortar sticks to this material! It's automatically waterproofed so all you need to do is tape the joints/over screws and you're set! Being foam, I would also say it acts as a sound deadening and temperature barrier, which is nice for a bit of extra privacy. It's also weightless, which means you can work alone (as a specialist, handyman or DIY) using one screw to hold the entire sheet, vs the heavier stuff. I really enjoyed this project.
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Wow! This product is fantastic! We were looking for a a backerboard type product that was stron...
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Wow! This product is fantastic! We were looking for a a backerboard type product that was strong, yet lightweight. This is it! We were a bit skeptical when it arrived by UPS. It was extremely light, but was very ridgid. Panels were very easy to install and mortar over. The foam core gives the panels stability. I’ve used Hardibacker and Wonderboard for years and just recently changed over to schuelluter. Now I have a new option! Highly recommend!!
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This is incredibly easy to use waterproofing. I have used cement boards and I have used waterproo...
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This is incredibly easy to use waterproofing. I have used cement boards and I have used waterproof fabric, this is by far the easiest to use. The precut size of 32 x 48 is a very smart size and the measurements are exact. The pieces are very light and really alleviate the frustration of the bigger heavier cement boards. They are very easy to install using the Durabase screw set (Home Depot item 304276490) I will also use Durabase seam tape (Home Depot item 304277837) after I finally make up my mind about the tile choice. If I hadn't done a shower with a similar method this would be slightly harder to build because of time researching how to do it correctly. That is the one drawback - the instructions available to download here are not helpful. The cost of this underlayment (system) is comparable to the fabric method and quite a bit more than the cement board and painted on membrane. The labor is way less than either of those other methods.
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I cant wait to put up this new backerboard for my tub/shower because of the stuff on the wall now...
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I cant wait to put up this new backerboard for my tub/shower because of the stuff on the wall now which my wife hates and is asking me to tear it down.My whole bathroom has that plastic stuff on the walls and cieling and it is UGLY. I also want to make sure that there is no mold anywhere in the bathroom because my son can not get sick he only has 1 kidney so we have to be very careful.
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Easy to cut and assemble. Lightweight. I mean, really lightweight. Size is not optimal. So make ...
Easy to cut and assemble. Lightweight. I mean, really lightweight. Size is not optimal. So make sure you measure the panels to make sure you won't run short. Also, order at least 2 packs of screws and washers. One is not enough if you follow the recommendations. Some of the corners where crushed/smashed from the transportation.
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Response from DuralMarch 22, 2019
Thank you for using our products! We apologize for the corners being dented from shipping and are actively working to improve the packaging design to protect the corners better going forward. We appreciate you taking the time to write your positive results and feedback! Dural
very easy & lightweight to assemble, looks great too
very easy & lightweight to assemble, looks great too
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Response from DuralJune 21, 2020
Good Day Gigi,
Thank you for the 5 star review and thank you for using our products.. Dural
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light, easy to handle, make the job easier than using cement board. was able to cut the extra sheet I had to make a shower niche. i should of took a picture before I tiled.
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Great product very easy to install. No mess sealing seams...
Great product very easy to install. No mess sealing seams very simple!
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Response from DuralMay 2, 2020
Thank you for your review. I’m an installer for over 30 years and I agree with you 100 % Dural
Excellent product will use again ...
Excellent product will use again
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Response from DuralMarch 4, 2020
Ronald, thank you for nice review. Dural
I was planning on using the Durabase XPS 32 in. x 48 in. x 1/2 in. Foam Backer Board Underlayment...
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I was planning on using the Durabase XPS 32 in. x 48 in. x 1/2 in. Foam Backer Board Underlayment for my kitchen floor, but after receiving them, I felt that they would work better as the replacement for the wall behand my kitchen cabinets. This is because they have nothing that will mildew or rot in their construction. As good as the boards are, the customer service from the company is something to rave about.
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