Diamondback® Tile Backer: the superior tile substrate for walls, ceilings, and countertops. Diamondback® Tile Backer is used behind tiles in wet areas such as bathrooms, laundries, utility rooms and kitchens. Quarter-inch (6.4mm) Diamondback Tile Backer is suitable for use as an underlayment for countertops and residential and light commercial flooring applications. Diamondback Tile Backer Type X provides the same moisture resistance as Diamondback Tile Backer, plus it has a specially formulated core for use in fire resistance rated designs. These products consist of a high performance, water-resistant gypsum board produced with CertainTeed's patented, proprietary Embedded Glass Reinforced Gypsum (EGRG®) Technology.
Committed to sustainability and total transparency, CertainTeed Gypsum is the first gypsum manufacturer to issue:
Our 14 gypsum board manufacturing facilities, located throughout North America, operate with a responsible and environmentally conscious ethic that includes
Although LEED rating systems do not currently address emissions for all building materials and their effects on indoor air quality, finished CertainTeed gypsum board products have no reportable VOCs and will not affect indoor air quality.