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WonderBoard Lite 5 ft. x 3 ft. x 1/4 in. Backer Board

$9.77 / each
If you buy 30 or more
$8.79 / each
  • Meets all ANSI standards for cement backerboard
  • For use in wet areas
  • For indoor and outdoor use

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The Custom Building Products WonderBoard Lite 5 ft. x 3 ft. x 1/4 in. Backer Board provides a stable surface for installing tile or stone and protects against moisture. Ideal for both interior and exterior substrate applications. Protects against excessive moisture in wet areas such as showers, saunas and steam rooms.

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  • New formula - same durable performance with faster, easier installation
  • Creates a smooth, level, stable surface for installing tile or stone on walls, floors or countertops
  • 3 ft. x 5 ft. coverage area
  • Composed of stable portland cement, aggregates and reinforcement
  • Protects against excessive moisture in wet areas such as showers, saunas and steam rooms

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how much does it weigh? I want to make a mobile chaulk board

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July 27, 2015
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Each sheet of 1/4" WonderBoard weighs approximately 22 lbs. For further information, please contact our technical service department at 800 272-8786 option 2.
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July 26, 2015
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The weight of the backer board is 25.6 lbs.
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can this be used as a backer for tile backsplash?

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August 5, 2013
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The tile should have at lease 1/2" of support. If there is drywall in good condition you can tile right to the drywall. If it has some problems use the 1/4" tile board over the drwall. If the drywall is very bad you should use the 1/2" to get good support.
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Hi there, thank you for contacting us. For a backer on a backsplash use 1/2" WonderBoard. If you have further questions please contact our installation division at 800.272.8786
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is this Backer Board needed as a subfloor for ceramic tile installation in a kitchen

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I'm taking up Parqua wood flooring (installed on top of my subfloor) in order to install new ceramic tile in our kitchen. I need to know if I need to replace my flooring with backer board prior to ceramic tile installation
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June 20, 2013
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The thinset used in tile installation will adhere to wood or backer board. The subfloor should be at least 1 1/4" thick to avoid popping off the tiles. That typically means 3/4" subfloor and 1/2" backer board. Used Hardi backer in 8' sheets to cover the entire floor. If the parquet floor is well attached to the subfloor you could add 1/4" hardi backer, or if it's really attached well, tile right over the Read More
The thinset used in tile installation will adhere to wood or backer board. The subfloor should be at least 1 1/4" thick to avoid popping off the tiles. That typically means 3/4" subfloor and 1/2" backer board. Used Hardi backer in 8' sheets to cover the entire floor. If the parquet floor is well attached to the subfloor you could add 1/4" hardi backer, or if it's really attached well, tile right over the parquet. Read Less
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Hi there, thank you for contacting us. Wonderboard is designed to be used over 3/4" exterior grade plywood. It is an excellent substrate for a ceramic tile installation. If you need further assistance please contact our installation division at 800.272.8786
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Can wonderboard lite 1/4 be installed directly to 1 1/4" tounge and groove wood subflooring

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WonderBoard Lite Backer Board is recommended to be installed over Exterior Grade Plywood sheets. For further assistance please contact our installation division at 800.272.8786 option 2
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Rated 3.9 out of 5 by 7 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by I guess it's good.... Its doing the job i need it to do. I honestly do not know if it is better or worse than other products of its kind. August 9, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Lightweight and fairly easy to install, but cutting wasn't so easy I think I would not use this backboard again. When you cut it, there are little bead of cement that come out. It causes the board to fall apart in places. Its fine if you use the whole board or large cuts but small cuts are not so easy and even though it says lifetime warranty, Im not so sure. October 20, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Hard to cut I bought this product because it seems to be the up and coming product for concrete backer board. I used both the 1/4" and 7/8" product with similar results. I found it extremely difficult to get accurate cuts because of the granular composition of the material, corners are easily damaged, and edges crumble easily when inserting screws. Screws go in easily, but it's easy to drive a screw all the way through the material. Taping and mortaring edges becomes a necessity. If you can use full sheets without cutting, this stuff is fine, otherwise, I prefer to use hardi board. t August 5, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Easy to use and handle. I ordered 31 sheets online, figuring 30 sheets based on square footage of ceramic tile installation plus one for any damage or mistakes. I took advantage of quantity discount, too. Home Depot had it all stacked and waiting when I arrived to pick it up. I loaded it myself a couple sheets at a time in the back of a Suburban with no trouble. I was able to keep the shipping pallet for unloading when I got home, which worked extremely well. It is easy to cut with a sturdy box-cutter knife, but you will go thru blades depending on how many cuts you have. I ended up with very little scrap from the 30 sheets, so I still have one sheet left over. I used the Rock-On #9 x 1-1/4" screws and they set down nice. This was much easier to use versus 1/2" thick cement board. Good product and good results. July 23, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Not for anyone with chemical sensitivities!!!! This has alot of plus's, but its toxic off gas has me concerned. If had to do over, would not to use this product..what a toxic smell..Ive had my windows open for over a week and its still has a bad chemical odor. Otherwise its very easy to use. They need to make this without chemicals, you'll smell it bad at the store too July 29, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Very easy to cut and install It was installed about a month ago and all is well. I hope it stays that way forever. April 15, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Great for curved surfaces I recommend this for curved surfaces, or when you need thin strips for window sill or shower alcove. For flat surfaces, I prefer the hardi backer, it will give better strength. First thing I learned, is this is extremely easy to score and snap. You can accurately cut this into 2" strips. If you try to do this with hardi backer, it will not snap along the line. The second thing I learned, is that the 1/4" wonder board is very flexible and bends into a smooth curve. It will make cracking noises, but it maintains its strength. I had a difficult tile job, I framed the shower ceiling as a groin vault. This is like a barrel vault, but in two directions. I typically use hardi backer, but it is not flexible. I thought my only alternative was a Kerdi or Wedi board that costs about $200 per sheet. Luckily I went to Home Depot and tested out the flexibility of the wonder board and was quite surprised. It will bend just as well as the alternatives and is much less expensive. June 20, 2013
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