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Micore® 160 Mineral Fiber Board

Versatile, high-performance mineral fiber board offering superior performance vs. particle board.



Versatile, high-performance mineral fiber board offering superior performance vs. particle board.

Used as a substrate or core, Micore® 160 Mineral Fiber Board is ideal for open space designs and applications such as offices, schools and commercial, institutional and industrial buildings.

Main Features

Micore® 160 Mineral Fiber Board enhances the quality and performance of open-plan partitions, office screens, dividers and tack boards, with its exceptional tackability and good sound control. Used as a substrate or core,Micore® 160 Mineral Fiber Board:
  • Offers superior dimensional stability, machinablity and tackability
  • Outperforms particle and other wood fiber boards for flame spread and sound absorption
  • Is nearly 50% lighter than particle board – allowing for easier handling and lower shipping rates
  • Cuts quickly and easily using standard equipment
  • Laminates easily to a variety of materials
  • Is available in four thicknesses — 3/8", 1/2", 5/8" and 3/4"
NOTE: STC ratings tested per ASTM E90 and NRC is tested in accordance with ASTM C423; classified in accordance with ASTM E413

Documents & Files

Data Sheets & Specifications

Data/Submittal Sheet (English) PDF 212.7 KB

Catalogs & Brochures

Brochure (English) PDF 862.9 KB

SDS, Certifications & Reports

SDS (English) PDF 170.7 KB


Greenguard Certificate (English) PDF 680.2 KB
EPD (English) PDF 468.8 KB

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q & a

  • Can I paint Micore® Mineral Fiber Board?

    No, the painting of Micore will impair acoustical and fire performance and will void all manufacturer warranties.

  • Can I install ceramic on Micore® Mineral Fiber Board?

    This is not something we recommend. Instead, wesuggest using USG Durock® Brand Cement Board for this type of situation.

  • What is the difference between Micore® 160 and Micore® 300?

    The major difference between the two is density, Micore® 300 is 23±3 lbs./cu. ft. and Micore® 160 is 18±2 lbs./cu. foot.

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