When you're working on installations that require dimensionally-sound and stable substrates, you'll want something reliable and easy-to-use. You'll get just that with Laticrete's Hydro Ban Board, a lightweight construction panel made with a high-density extruded polystyrene, waterproof foam core, and a tough reinforced waterproof 300-micron fleece bearing membrane on both sides. But it is not just industry-leading performance, installation is also a breeze. Hydro Ban Board does not require tab washers – it can be installed to walls or floors simply using Hydro Ban Board Screws. This is a major benefit since tab washers tend to crack, split, and create more penetrations leading to compromises in the integrity of the structure. According to Laticrete, “HYDRO BAN Board has been tested and exceeds the physical requirements for IAPMO PS 106 for Shower Receptors and Shower Kits and ASTM E96 Method D for use in steam room and showers.” They also state, “HYDRO BAN Board was also tested to ASTM D1037 Section 15 Nail-Head (Fastener) Pull-Through, which measures the force required to pull a fastener through the wallboard rather than the force required to push it through like other tests. There is no need to test the force needed to push a fastener through the wallboard once it is installed properly, rather, we are concerned with the performance after installation. LATICRETE has tested the HYDRO BAN Board with the HYDRO BAN Screws and the Screw/Tabwasher combination, in both dry and wet condit.” If you’re looking for a reliable and easy-to-use solution, Latricrete Hydro Ban Board is the right choice. They even offer a lifetime system warranty. Talk to our tile experts at any of D&B Tile’s nine South Florida tile showrooms and we’ll be happy to help with all your project needs.