Johns Manville Introduces GoBoard® LT Tile Backer Board in Canada

Thursday, October 4, 2018 12:25 pm MDT


"We’re continually looking for opportunities to increase our product offering to meet the needs of our Canadian customers, and the introduction of JM GoBoard® LT is a perfect example of that"

DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Johns Manville (JM), a Berkshire Hathaway company and leading building products manufacturer, announced today the launch of JM GoBoard® LT in Canada, increasing JM’s complete product offering. The premium tile backer board is extremely durable and is up to 85 percent lighter than traditional cement boards. GoBoard® LT offers built-in waterproofing, simplifying the installation process for Canadian customers.

JM GoBoard® LT offers a variety of performance benefits, aimed at reducing installation time and eliminating extra steps for installers. It is currently available in two thicknesses to provide superior performance and meet the needs of a variety of projects. GoBoard® LT ¼” is ideal for floors and countertop applications, while the ½” board is best-suited for walls, showers and ceilings.

Additional product performance advantages include:

  • Quicker Installation: JM GoBoard® LT can be quickly cut right where it’s installed with a basic utility knife; and when installed with GoBoard® Sealant, installers can apply tiles the same day and grout the next in a typical shower installation.
  • Ultra-Lightweight: JM GoBoard® LT is much lighter than traditional cement board, decreasing the time it takes to move the product to and around project sites.
  • Smart Engineering: JM GoBoard® LT is manufactured for durability to ensure consistent product quality, meaning JM GoBoard® LT won’t crumble or disintegrate during installation and will withstand superior performance long after installation.
  • Built-in Waterproofing: Advanced technology ensures JM GoBoard® LT is waterproof built-in, which means installers only need to seal board joints and fastener locations for waterproofed tile assembly.

“We’re continually looking for opportunities to increase our product offering to meet the needs of our Canadian customers, and the introduction of JM GoBoard® LT is a perfect example of that,” said Gino Allegro, regional business manager, Canada at Johns Manville. “With this launch, Canadian customers can now utilize a more durable, lightweight tile backer board from Johns Manville that meets their specific requirements and goals, while enabling us to grow our footprint in North America.”

JM GoBoard® LT is available to customers in Canada immediately. To learn more, visit or talk to a JM Building Insulation representative.

About Johns Manville

Johns Manville, a Berkshire Hathaway company (NYSE: BRK.A, BRK.B), is a leading manufacturer and marketer of premium-quality products for building insulation, mechanical insulation, commercial roofing and roof insulation, as well as fibers and nonwovens for commercial, industrial and residential applications. JM serves markets that include aerospace, automotive and transportation, air handling, appliance, HVAC, pipe and equipment, filtration, waterproofing, building, flooring, interiors and wind energy. In business since 1858, the Denver-based company has annual sales over $3 billion and holds leadership positions in all of the key markets that it serves. Johns Manville employs 7,600 people and operates 43 manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe and China. Additional information can be found at


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