Top-Brand Comparison

We have taken the liberty to research the posted data of the industry's top leading brands, and compile that into an easy to read comparison chart.

With this chart its quite easy to see that SelectCrete Brand Cement-Backerboard® is more advanced if not comparable in every category.
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Property Test Method Product
"W"
Product
"P"
Product
"D"
Product
"U"
Our Brand
Water Absorption % by Weight 24 Hours ASTM
C 473
N/A <8% <15% <20% <8.4%
Flexural Strength (psi) ASTM
C 947
900 psi 750 psi 750 psi 1500 psi 1290 psi
Fastener Holding (Wet & Dry) ASTM
C 1037
140 lbs 125 psi 90 psi 195 psi 217 lbs
Weight (psf) ASTM
C 473
4 lbs
sq/ft
3 lbs
sq/ft
N/A 3 lbs
sq/ft
3.2 lbs
sq/ft
Flame Spread/ Smoke Developed ASTM
E 84
0/0 0/0 0/0 5/1 0/0
Non-Combustibility ASTM
E 136
Pass Pass Pass N/A Pass
Compressive Strength (psi) (Indentation) ASTM
D 2394
<0.05 @ 2500 psi <0.05 @ 2500 psi N/A N/A 0.012"
@ 1250 PSI
0.05"
@ 7100 PSI
Wind Load (psf, studs 16" o.c.) ASTM
E 330
30 lbs
sq/ft
40 lbs
sq/ft
N/A N/A 30 lbs
sq/ft
Thermal "R"/k value ASTM
C 518
N/A 0.2/2.7 .26/1.92 N/A 0.2/2.5
Bending Radius (ft.) ASTM
C 627
N/A 5 8 N/A 5
Standard Method for evaluating ceramic floor installation system ASTM
C 627
Extra Heavy Duty Light Commercial Light Commercial N/A Light Commercial
Falling Ball Impact (12" Drop) ASTM
D 1037
N/A Pass N/A N/A Pass
Dry Set Portand Cement Mortar (psi) ANSI
A 118.1
>50 204 >50 >50 225
Latex-Portland Cement Mortar (psi) ANSI
A 118.4
>50 241 >50 >50 221
Organic Adhesives (psi) ANSI
A 136.1
>50 159 >50 >50 112
Linear Variation (Due to Change in moisture content) (%) ASTM
D 1037
0.07% 0.05% N/A 0.02% 0.04%
Fungus Resistance ASTM
G 21
0 0 0 N/A 0
Mold Growth on Surface ASTM
D 3273
0 0 0 N/A 0

*Competitor data has been gathered from each companies online posted data.