James Hardie 1/2 in. x 5 ft. x 3 ft. HardieBacker Cement Backerboard-220023 at The Home Depot
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James Hardie

Model # 220023

Internet # 100170507

Store SKU # 202225

1/2 in. x 5 ft. x 3 ft. HardieBacker Cement Backerboard

James Hardie 1/2 in. x 5 ft. x 3 ft. HardieBacker Cement Backerboard

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Model # 220023

Internet # 100170507

Store SKU # 202225

HardieBacker 1/4 in. cement board for floors and countertops is America´s best selling 1/4 in. backer board. Produced with James Hardie´s proprietary cement formulation, this no-mesh board cuts easily, even in tight, awkward spaces. HardieBacker cement board is available in a 3 ft. x 5 ft. and 4 ft. x 8 ft. size; the 3 ft. x 5 ft. sheet features the exclusive EZ Grid recessed fastener pattern to make installation even easier. HardieBacker cement board provides superior protection against moisture damage and mold growth and is backed by a limited lifetime product warranty.

  • HardieBacker Cement Board with Mold block Technology
  • Easy Score and Snap cutting
  • HardieBacker cement board is recognized for use in non-combustible construction in NER-405
  • 90% Portland cement and ground sand. HardieBacker board contains no asbestos, glass mesh, formaldehyde, or gypsum
  • Great tile bond strength
  • Lightweight
  • Ready for painting, texturing, wallpapering or tiling
  • Recognized as an interior substrate
  • Non-combustible


ASTM D 3273 test results  10  Assembled Depth (in.)  60 in 
Assembled Height (in.)  .42 in  Assembled Width (in.)  36 in 
Commercial / Residential  Residential  Flooring Product Type  Backer Board 
Form  Fiber cement  Manufacturer Warranty  Limited Lifetime 
Moisture Resistant  Yes  Product Length (in.)  60 
Product Weight (lb.)  44.55 lb  Product Width (in.)  36 


Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 27 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by great for shower and walls above tubs product is great, never had a problem or any call backs after using this,easy to cut with a utility knife or skill saw, easy to install, good for tileing. May 7, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Awesome Product - easy to use, heavy and sturdy I used this material for a roof on top of my pergola. I know it is not to be used for outdoor applications (as per its warranty) however I did my research and have seen much success with it here in Florida's weather. I painted the interior side with exterior concrete paint 1 part expoxy (the ceiling) and the exposed side (roof) with a siliconized roof paint. Lanco 1-Gallon Ultra Siliconizer Roof Sealer - I sealed the joints with roofing tape. A waterproof seal and a nice finished look. September 15, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Great product, but don't expect it to be easy the first time I'm a pro and we use this stuff when we're in a pinch. It's real simple with 1/2" hardibacker: Use the hardi-scissors or expect a hard time cutting it. You can use a circular saw but as others have mentioned, it's a dust bowl. Use a good screw gun or expect a hard time getting the screws flush. Proper shimming is also key with hardibacker. It gives you a really nice flat surface unlike old school concrete board which will bend with the studs and cause lippage on larger tile formats. For circle and interior cuts, a 4 1/2" angle grinder with a diamond blade will do everything you need. June 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Doing it's job Our tile guy recommended we get this product for the shower. He installed it with ease and since it is less than a month ago it was installed only time will tell if it continues to hold up. September 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Best Board in the Market I have been in the industry for 35 years and I find this board to be the easiest to work with, strongest and best for mold and moisture. I tried all the other cement boards like Durock and Wonderboard, yet, those are messy, less than 50 % cement, hard to cut, and get mold through time. For all those out there, HB can be cut with a utility knife indoor - snap and score ( popping the board up instead of down like dry wall), you can hammer the board and it won't deteriorate, make sure to wet the board to get the best adhesion to tile, and put an additional layer of versabond to match the drywall. Holes are easy to perform as well. I GET 0 CALL BACKS WITH THIS BOARD and NO MOLD OVER THE LIFETIME OF MY INSTALLATION. BEST RETURN ON INVESTMENT FOR SECTION 8 BUILDERS CONCERN ABOUT MOLD. December 3, 2012
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