USG Corp. has launched the Durock brand UltraLight Foam Tile Backerboard, a lightweight tile and flooring solutions innovation, according to the company.

Durock UltraLight Foam Tile Backerboard offers architects, builders and tile contractors a strong, lightweight, waterproof and vapor retardant tile base for tub, shower and steam room areas, according to the company. It is also an ideal underlayment for tile on floors and countertops in new construction and remodeling projects. The board is readily applied over wood or steel framing and does not require washers for installation, unlike competitive foam boards.

This new product is the latest addition to USG's Durock and Fiberock brand products, and is ideal for use with the Durock brand Shower System.

“There is a growing trend toward waterproof system-ready products, which is one of the great features of the new Durock UltraLight Foam Tile Backerboard,” explained Jeb Broomell, product manager, USG tile and flooring solutions. “The Durock Shower System was created with that waterproofing need in mind as well, since it controls moisture independently from the tile cover. Together, the products provide added security against damaging shower leaks.”

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