Usually made from an extruded polystyrene foam construction boards are water-repellent and easy to work with. Finished on both sides with a special coating, they are ready to be tiled, rendered or plastered. Their excellent thermal insulation properties make them ideal for use as effective thermal insulation.
Below are the 4 main brands sold in the United Kingdom of Backer Boards
Made from an extruded polystyrene foam, JACKOBOARD® Plano construction boards are water-repellent and easy to work with. Finished on both sides with a special coating, they are ready to be tiled, rendered or plastered.
Schlüter®-KERDI-BOARD is a multifunctional tile substrate for wall areas, which can be used for creating bonded waterproofing assemblies with tile coverings. Additionally, the product has many uses as a structural panel.
Wedi building boards have a blue core made from CFC-free extruded polystyrene rigid foam. This makes the wedi building board an ideal basis for any type of plaster and tile.
Marmox Multiboard consists of a core of extruded polystyrene bonded between layers of fibreglass
reinforced polymer concrete. This layer provides the perfect level of porosity to bond with tile adhesive
Below are some videos for the installation of the tile backer boards as with all brands of backer board the installation methods are fairly universal