Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 32
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TileBuyer Good backer board
I've used Hardie board on two different bathrooms and haven't had any problems with it. I always use their screws as well. It cuts fairly easily and provides a great platform to tile on.
July 17, 2016
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 Sue Great backer board
This backer board is really well made....lays down flat & easy to use. Hubby watched the video at how to cut this board & you score & snap to break apart. The backer board screws go in nicely except when you get to close to the corners they split apart.
June 14, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by BobN Used it once; never again
I'll be contrarian to the rave reviews of this product. It does a have some good points: It is easy to cut and install. It's less messy to work with than real cement board. That's about it for the upsides. Real cement board, like Durock, is superior in every other way. The main problem I had with the Hardie product is that thinset simply does not stick to it very well. Follow the directions, and you'll note they have a lot to say about cleaning and pre-moistening it, which indicates to me that there is a problem. I found it was difficult to get the thinset to stick well when trying to spread it on this board. I found it necessary to really wet the board to get anything near acceptable spreading results. It does not have the pores to grab the thinset like real cement board does. It is also not nearly as rigid, which is bad. Why pay more for a board that is made from paper, among cement and other things, when you can get 100% real cement board for less?
June 14, 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 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