Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 35
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 4.0 out of 5.0 by Homeowner Good Product, Poor Service
The hardiebacker board has done it's job. The problem was the Monroeville store that I ordered and paid for online. I ordered 6 hours before I came to the store and got confirmation back it was ready.
I came to pick up was directed to customer service and was told in the front, took 10 minutes to locate
my order at customer service. We went over to get order and not done so I had to take off shelf and load. I also then loaded on truck, I did get a little help. Reason I did on line I had short window to get and it is my fault. This has happened before here so shame on them for 1st time, shame on me for 2nd and 3rd time.
The product is good though.
August 9, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by wlw317 perfect for the job
The thickness of the product and ease of handling made tit perfect for the job.
August 10, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by jporter floor install
it was light weight and easy to cut with the right saw blade and was easy to line up with the size of material
August 23, 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 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