GlasRoc® Tile Backer and GlasRoc® Tile Backer Type X Panels are used in wet, non-wet, or high-humidity areas. These panels are typically used for adhering ceramic tiles to walls in bathrooms, shower and tub enclosure walls, kitchens, laundry rooms, and utility rooms. The GlasRoc Tile Backer Panels are designed to be used for walls, ceilings, and countertop applications.
Applicable Standards and References
-Gypsum Association GA-216
-Gypsum Association GA-214
-Tile Council of North America’s TCNA Handbook for Ceramic Tile Installation
-ANSI’s American National Standard Specifications for the Installation of Ceramic Tile
Installation of GlasRoc® Tile Backer should be consistent with methods described in the standards and references noted.
Please see the GlasRoc® Tile Backer Brochure for additional recommendations, requirements, and installation instructions.
Please use the attached links for complete warranty documents and details.
CertainTeed Gypsum is committed to sustainability. Our manufacturing facilities, located throughout North America, provide regional material coverage and operate with a responsible and environmentally conscious ethic that includes reclamation, preservation of natural resources, recycling, and waste management. We are continually looking for ways to reduce our impact on the environment while meeting customer demand for sustainable products that deliver comfort, protection, and performance.
CertainTeed is committed to sustainability and transparency. CertainTeed Gypsum created third-party Type III product- and plant-specific Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) for many of our products, including 5/8” Type X, 5/8” M2Tech Type X, ½” Type C, 5/8” Type C, 5/8” GlasRoc Sheathing, 5/8” Extreme Abuse, and 5/8” Extreme Impact. These Type III EPDs are certified by UL Environment.
CertainTeed Gypsum also has Health Product Declarations (HPDs) for all gypsum board products; many which are 3rd party verified. The third-party verified HPDs provide assurance all the products raw materials are declared to the specified PPM. Plus, third-party verified HPDs can assist in achieving credits in your LEED v4.1 project.
CertainTeed Gypsum also is committed to producing low VOC content products. Many of our gypsum board and setting compounds are GREENGUARD Gold-certified through UL Environment.
Our gypsum board manufacturing facilities, located throughout North America, operate with a responsible and environmentally conscious ethic which includes:
-Preservation of natural resources
-Many plants have pre- and/or post-consumer recycled content used within the products
-100% recycled face and back paper
-In-plant scrap is recycled back into the manufacturing process
CertainTeed products can contribute to many different Green Building Rating systems, such as the LEED and WELL programs. Sustainable documentation, including recycled content, EPD’s, HPD’s, and VOC Certifications, can be found here.