Tile backer boards are being used more and more in projects due to their extreme versatility and range of benefits. Tile backer boards are the perfect substrate for tiling onto in any room of the house, although most commonly used in bathrooms and wet rooms. They are also often used as insulation boards reducing heat loss, and with Underfloor Heating Systems, as well as dry lining and waterproofing wet rooms. There boards are lightweight, extremely versatile and strong, and even easier to install work with then other substrates.
Our Tile backer boards are completely waterproof, and this water impermeability makes tile backer boards perfect for shower installations and wet rooms as they create a waterproof barrier behind the tiles. The boards are made from rigid extruded polystyrene with a bonded cementitious coating to both sides so you donít ever have to worry about rotting, deformation or weakening. The waterproofing properties of tile backer boards and often sees them used on both floors and walls.
They are also much stronger than traditional plaster and can hold up to twice the weight - around 60kg per board. This increased weight bearing - coupled with the increased adherence qualities - greatly expands your available tile options. Now you can tile with large format tiles made from heavier materials like porcelain and natural stone. Grout and adhesive bond much stronger to tile backer boards than with other materials like plywood, increasing grip.
So whether you are working with small or large tiles, on either walls or floors, tile backer boards are a great way to create a perfect tile covering. We also stock a large array of Ancillary Items to help you fix and secure your tile backer boards in place. We offer tile backer boards from top quality suppliers like Orbry and Marmox. You can be assured that when you deal with Tile Fix Direct you will receive the very best service at the very best price.
Features & Benefits of using Tile Backer Boards
Waterproof and non-rotting, perfect for bathrooms and wet rooms
Creates a flat and surface for tiling onto making tiling easier
A cost effective form of insulation with thermal performance
Can be used to as general purpose dry line for solid walls
Can hold more weight than plasterboard - up to 60kg
Has greater adhesion to grout and tile adhesive than other substrates
Tile directly onto the boards using a suitable primer
Lightweight and easy to install, even easier to work with