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James Hardie HardieBacker 1/4 in. x 4 ft. x 8 ft. Cement Backerboard

James Hardie

HardieBacker 1/4 in. x 4 ft. x 8 ft. Cement Backerboard

$21.27 /each

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Product Overview

HardieBacker cement board is a tile underlayment made for wet areas like kitchens and bathrooms. This cement-based backer board, made of 90% Portland cement and sand, resists damage from moisture and mold and provides excellent tile adhesion. Its formulation and structure results in the ideal combination of strength, uniform composition and performance that no other backer board can provide. HardieBacker cement board was made to be easier to work with so that regardless of how you cut your board, the result is less debris. HardieBacker cement board's superior strength and durability delivers a solid foundation for tile jobs to help protect your work and reputation. James Hardie stands behind HardieBacker cement board with a limited lifetime product warranty.

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  • Most preferred Brand of Backer Board by Tile Installers and Contractors
  • HardieBacker 1/4 in. cement board is best used for floors and countertops
  • Made better - provides a solid foundation for your tile with up to 3 times the compressive strength of competitive board
  • Installs better - cuts cleaner for tighter seam lines and less debris
  • Performs better - unique formulation delivers a product with outstanding resistance to moisture and mold
  • Score and snap the board by making 2-3 passes with a utility knife or a carbide tipped blade, place one hand and knee firmly along the score line, then use the opposite hand to pull the board up
  • Cut HardieBacker cement board with snapper shears instead of a grinder for the same clean, sharp edges for straight seam lines while significantly reducing the amount of dust in your work environment
  • Limited lifetime product warranty

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Customer Questions & Answers

Can this product be install over gypcrete floor?

Asked by: Sam
Page 7 of the Install Guide says "If applying HardieBacker 500 cement board over gypsum, use minimum 1-3/4” long corrosion-resistant roofing nails."
Answered by: HomeOwner
Date published: 2016-03-04

I want to use 1/4" backer board behind my wall tile. Is this OK?

I see 4x4 sheets that are 1/4 " that say use under tile as underlayment Floors I want to put it on the walls, in a 4 x 8 area. The support behind would be firm. Is this ok?
Asked by: JERRY
You can use the 1/4" backer on the wall. You will need to use horizontal blocking on the seams if it is going directly to the studs
Answered by: James Hardie
Date published: 2015-09-20

after installing the hardie backer board in my shower room. Do I still need to apply a waterproof...

after installing the hardie backer board in my shower room. Do I still need to apply a waterproofing membrane Like redgard? Thanks
Asked by: Saroca
We do not require our product to be waterproofed
Answered by: James Hardie
Date published: 2017-03-02

How will this product work for a pier and beam shower house?

Asked by: mom6
Cannot say. It depends on if the subfloor meets the minimum deflection criteria per the tile manufacturers requirements.
Answered by: James Hardie
Date published: 2016-04-23
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Customer Reviews

HardieBacker 1/4 in. x 4 ft. x 8 ft. Cement Backerboard is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 3.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good for tiling larger area Excellent backerboard for larger areas. It is slightly cheaper than the 3x5's, but downside is they don't come with the grid lines like the 3x5 do.
Date published: 2016-05-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Amazingly tough! The 4' x 8' sheets are amazingly tough- I expected to break a few of these sheets by accident, but so far not one has busted! Even when picking up by one corner, this stuff stays together. Bonds extremely well with grout and makes a solid subfloor base.
Date published: 2013-03-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great for doing large areas Goes down much quicker than 3 x 5 sheets, will have less seams and overall costs less. A little more difficult to handle but when doing large areas this is the way to go. Only drawback is it does not have the preset marks for where to install screws but a chalk line and a little bit of time one can prep all for 6" on the edge and 12" in the field.
Date published: 2013-10-12
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