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Unread 03-04-2014, 08:54 AM   #76
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Foam board will be out May 1st. Distributors that are currently stocking our Durock and Fiberock products will most likely be stocking the foam board--this may include some big box locations at some point, depending on the market you are in.

Give me a call (630-544-1747) and I can assist you with locating a stocking distributor for other products.

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Unread 03-04-2014, 10:08 AM   #77
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Scott,
Is there a Data Sheet on it yet? How about for steam rooms? Sizes and thickness?
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Unread 03-04-2014, 01:45 PM   #78
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Data sheet and literature will be available prior to launch. I will post a link here when it is available.

Durock Ultralight Foam Tile Backerboard (long name, I know) will come in the following sizes:

1/4" x 3' x 5'
1/2" x 3' x 5'
5/8" x 3' x 5'
1" x 2' x 8'
1-1/2" x 2' x 8'
2" x 2' x 8'

The board is approved for floor and wall applications as well as approved for use in steam showers. Oh, and it's also made here in the USA.

If you are planning to attend Coverings, stop by our booth, we will be featuring it there.

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Unread 03-04-2014, 02:14 PM   #79
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Scott I like the foam boards, glad USG is also joining the party. Thanks for the information on the sizes.

I'm curious how do these foam boards perform in a fire? I imagine not so good especially compared to gypsum and cement based boards.

Are there any restrictions on their use, especially in multifamily construction?
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Unread 03-05-2014, 05:59 AM   #80
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No 4 x 8 sheets? Missing the boat. The whole concept of a foam board is its light weight. Cant tell you how many 5/8" 4 x 8 CBU's I've hung. Will the new board require screw and washer fastners or regular CBU screws?
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Unread 03-05-2014, 07:35 AM   #81
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Any out of my area suppliers want to send me the Custom Quote Form for a Tray? So I can get an estimate from you? I would appreciate it.

I guess Emser here in Houston does not want to deal with unknown potential clients.

If not, I guess I will just stay with the Schluter brand.
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Unread 03-05-2014, 07:58 AM   #82
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Regular backer board screws, Dave.

Ed, what are you asking for, a custom made foam floor? I don't think anyone is going to discuss price here. That is up to the distributor.
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Unread 03-05-2014, 08:04 AM   #83
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Thanks John, not looking for pricing here. Scott had told me to contact local distributor for custom shower tray quote. He said they would give me a form for dimensions and I would return to them for a complete quote.

I used the USG website, found Emser in Houston (near me) and emailed them (both locations) requesting the form. Received no response, assumed email would be the easiest route for something so simple. Either they have not or did not receive my email, have not had time to respond, don't know what I am talking about or just ignoring my request since I am not a pro.

No, not looking for direct pricing from any one via the forum.

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WooHoo success, I reached out to the location 40 miles away and within 10 minutes, I have the form via email!

Now to complete!

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Unread 03-05-2014, 10:10 AM   #85
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Sorry for the delayed response, I've been traveling.

Glad you were able to locate a somewhat local branch that was able to help you with the custom shower tray.

Regarding the foam board; John is correct, our foam board is installed with regular cement board screws or hot dipped galvanized roofing nails--no washers are required. Regarding fire performance, the board has been tested and passed the room corner test (NFPA 286) and surface burning characteristics (E84) for both the core and the facer. Although we will launch with 3' x 5' panels, our plan is to add 4' x 8' panels in the near future.

Let me know if I missed anything.

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Unread 04-12-2014, 11:15 PM   #86
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Update on my first attempt with this product and my official claim to have completed the first residential shower with USG's Durock Shower System to have been reported on the Wild Wild Web, eh?

Couldn't do a very deep flood test on accounta this is a barrier free design, but I filled it more than an inch at the drain, mostly to see if the moisture lines where the thinset between layers of membrane would be visible. They're not nearly as visible as with some other products, but you can tell where the moisture is creeping up the wall just a little.

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The spider wanted to be my helper in there for about three days, but he got disenchanted after the flood test and wasn't there the next day.

Drain was easy to mark and cut out using the supplied template.

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And plenty adjustment available to get perfect centering in your floor tile layout.

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Overall I gotta say I found the product very easy to work with and I like it better than any other shower product I've used.
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Glad to hear, after lack of support, conflicting information and pricing, I canceled my order.

I guess it sucx's to be a DIY'er!
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Unread 04-13-2014, 07:40 AM   #88
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Did you look for the product on Amazon, Ed?
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Looks great Cx, the floor looks mathematically perfect.
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Unread 04-13-2014, 07:58 AM   #90
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Good lookin' floor CX.

Did you grout the wall corners?
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