Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 29
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TILEMANJR BE SURE AND WET IT
Most def wet the Hardi surface before install. Tiled over concrete directly first, so had all the time in the world before the thinset mortar set up. Then went upstairs over plywood subfloor and installed this Hardi board – wow even when wetting the board first – you have little time to set tile before it sucks the moisture out of the thinset.
Really like the size – 2 sheets do the typical 6x6 bathroom. Tiled a counter top and 1 sheet was perfect.
I found my favorite tool, a Bosch oscillating saw will easily make cutouts for toilet flanges, heat registers, sinks or other tough cuts with minimal dust creation. Use the carbide blade, at half speed, do it outside with a box fan and wear a mask.
Speaking of setting toilets – use the Danco Perfect seal hybrid wax/rubber seal – you will be glad you did.
April 15, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Chris great board
used this tile for the 1st time under a marble floor about 10 years ago. Floor still looks great with no cracks at all even with 4 kids dropping things on it. 1/4 size is great so there isn't a big height difference between floors. I'll never go back to regular rockboard.
February 5, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by matt76 Good material
I will always use this product when tiling. Quality.
January 5, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by cmill Good stuff
This is easy to put town and has a good surface design to hold on to that tile so it doesn't move around on you once installed. Had no problems with it splitting/breaking while being drilled, and cutting was easy. A bit expensive if you ask me, but will do the job.
November 6, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Swampthing Nice under tile
Used this backerboard under about 500 square feet of tiling. Having never tiled before this was easy to use.
August 17, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by NoContractors Easy to install over old subfloor!
I needed to do a 425 square foot tiling job. The subfloor was 2 layers of 3/4" plywood (for a total of 1-1/2" thickness), which was nailed/screwed to floor joists. This subfloor was still strong, but it was old, dirty, wavy, and a bit rotten at the surface. I replaced the most rotten sections of subfloor to be safe, but could not afford to replace the whole subfloor. I also could not afford to clean the subfloor via sanding. So, these HardieBacker boards saved the day! These boards are secured to the subfloor with both thin-set AND corrosion resistant screws. The thin-set helped to level the wavy areas, and the screws ensured a secure attachment to the subfloor in the dirty locations. Here are the exact materials I used: 1) This hardiebacker board Model # 220022. 2) Thin-set mortar Model # CBTSG50 (to bond the hardiebacker board to the subfloor). 3) Corrosion resistant cement board screws Model # 23410. 4) Thin-set mortar Model # MTSG50 (to fill the gaps between the hardiebacker board and to bond the tiles to the hardiebacker board). 5) 2" cement board tape Model # FDW8246-U (this tape is pressed into the wet thin-set mortar when filling the gaps between the hardiebacker board). IMPORTANT NOTES: 1 bag of thin-set mortar provides JUST enough material to lay 4 hardiebacker panels. 150 screws are JUST enough to secure 3 hardiebacker panels. The official HardieBacker website has awesome videos to guide your installation. Good luck!
December 24, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by George Cracker Board
I was used to traditional 1/2" cement board but saw this light weight, smaller board and thought this 1/4" board looked great. I liked the markings and overall appearance, but found it very difficult and fragile. When screwing it on place for a shower conversion, it often cracked and disintegrated. I was cutting an opening for a light switch and the panel broke in three pieces. I now call it "cracker board".
I won't touch this stuff again.
June 29, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by rdd Build up for shower curb
I used this to cap a shower curb made of 2x4s. This was my first time using cement boards. I had trouble using the snap method for pieces narrower than 4". Even when it did work, the edges were more ragged than I wanted. I also used a jig saw to cut pieces out (wearing a dust mask and outside). A blade with large teeth worked best.
July 28, 2015