Model # 12150

Internet #206512709

Store SKU #1002063901

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Henry

542 Liquid Backer Board 40 lbs. Self-leveling Underlayment

$ 36 97

Overview

Henry 542 Liquid BackerBoard is a Portland cement based self-leveling underlayment. It is the fastest and easiest way to prepare wood floor for the installation of ceramic tile. It smoothes wood without the need for lath mesh. It can be used over concrete surfaces and radiant heated flooring.
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Product Overview

Henry 542 Liquid BackerBoard is a Portland cement based self-leveling underlayment. It is the fastest and easiest way to prepare wood floor for the installation of ceramic tile. It smoothes wood without the need for lath mesh. It can be used over concrete surfaces and radiant heated flooring.
  • 52 sq. ft. of coverage at 1/8 in. depth
  • 10 minute working time
  • Walkable in 3 hours
  • Install tile in 6 hours

Product Overview

Model #: 12150
Sku #: 1002063901
Internet #: 206512709

Henry 542 Liquid BackerBoard is a Portland cement based self-leveling underlayment. It is the fastest and easiest way to prepare wood floor for the installation of ceramic tile. It smoothes wood without the need for lath mesh. It can be used over concrete surfaces and radiant heated flooring.

  • 52 sq. ft. of coverage at 1/8 in. depth
  • 10 minute working time
  • Walkable in 3 hours
  • Install tile in 6 hours

Specifications

Dimensions

Product Width (in.)
5
Product thickness (mil)
.125
Recommended overlap (in.)
1.5
Roll length (ft.)
0
Roll width (in.)
0

Details

Color Family
Gray
Commercial / Residential
Commercial / Residential
Flooring Material Features
Antimicrobial,No sealing required,Rapid setting,Self-leveling underlayment
Flooring Product Type
Underlayment
Flooring Use Type
Stone,Tile
Material
Solid Surface
Package coverage (sq. ft.)
52
Returnable
90-Day
Subflooring type
Wood
Use Location
Floor

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
10 years

Specifications

Dimensions

Product Width (in.)
5
Product thickness (mil)
.125
Recommended overlap (in.)
1.5
Roll length (ft.)
0
Roll width (in.)
0

Details

Color Family
Gray
Commercial / Residential
Commercial / Residential
Flooring Material Features
Antimicrobial,No sealing required,Rapid setting,Self-leveling underlayment
Flooring Product Type
Underlayment
Flooring Use Type
Stone,Tile
Material
Solid Surface
Package coverage (sq. ft.)
52
Returnable
90-Day
Subflooring type
Wood
Use Location
Floor

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
10 years

Questions & Answers

Can this product be used as a stand alone walking surface ? Area is 4 ft X 4 ft X 1/4 inch thick....

Can this product be used as a stand alone walking surface ? Area is 4 ft X 4 ft X 1/4 inch thick...almost impossible to install floor tiles
Asked by: Doc
No. It's not meant as a standalone solution.
Answered by: ptw
Date published: 2019-01-10

Can this be used under laminate flooring(floating floor) ?

Can this be used under laminate flooring(floating floor) ?
Asked by: Frank
Yes. Even though it is floating it is important that laminate flooring be installed over a FLAT surface. Level is not really important but flat is. You don’t need to be as concerned with small dips but humps will be a problem. I wouldn’t worry much about level. Just remove humps and you could fill in large dips with feather finish. Of course the best approach would be to use the self leveler over the whole floor in which case you would be flat and level.
Answered by: Jamie
Date published: 2019-01-04

Can this be use on a covered porch floor. The porch has a roof but no walls.

Can this be use on a covered porch floor. The porch has a roof but no walls.
Asked by: BillyClyde
No - this material cannot stand up to any weather.
Answered by: hoodoo
Date published: 2017-12-13

I am laying 3/4" wood flooring over broom finished concrete which was an outdoor area but is now ...

I am laying 3/4" wood flooring over broom finished concrete which was an outdoor area but is now enclosed. If has a couple of gentle but large low spots. Would this be suitable for leveling the concrete and then gluing the flooring down?
Asked by: ghg
Dear Valued Home Depot Customer, We have reached out to the manufacturer and their reply is, Call ARDEX technical service to discuss concrete moisture possibilities and specifics. 724-203-5000
Answered by: UGCTeam
Date published: 2019-02-21
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Customer Reviews

542 Liquid Backer Board 40 lbs. Self-leveling Underlayment is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 19.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I bought this specifically because it says it can be used directly on wood to level a subfloor. ... I bought this specifically because it says it can be used directly on wood to level a subfloor. I intended to install a hard wood floor above it. The flooring MFG took so long to answer my e-mail about using this type of product, I jumped the gun and ordered this product online (it is not a stocked item). About 2 days after receiving this leveler, I finally received a reply from the flooring MFG. They said they would not warrant the flooring if a leveler (any leveler, not specifically this leveler) was used. They gave no reason or justification. They also gave comments about the width of the hardwood subfloor because some of the subfloor boards are over 6 inches in width. Odd, I removed a solid wood floor from this room because of pet damage, otherwise those wider boards didn't affect the 70 year old old floor. My guess it was the flooring MFG doing it's best to avoid anything that might cause them a loss and not because they had a legitimate reason. Although I didn't use this product I have used other similar items from Henry with great success. I don't think I would use it on a tile floor. If it, or any other brand of leveler is used, it may crack and ruin the bond of the grout. This would probably be good for a vinyl or laminent floor
Date published: 2019-05-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really happy with results, nice even clean floor. ... Really happy with results, nice even clean floor.
Date published: 2019-03-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Much easier!!! I tried this leveler over a wood sub-floor instead of cutting backer boards since I had many profiles in my kitchen. And I didn't feel like screwing down over 300 plus screws into my sub-floor. After this dried smooth and level in approximately 6 hours I was ready to lay my ceramic floor...what a easy way to by pass all that extra prep work. I was done with my floor in less than two days.
Date published: 2016-05-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product! This works much better than the self leveling cement that's sold in the store. With a little planning and the help of a friend, we managed to mix and pour 4 bags in 10 minutes. A knock down knife (HD sku 226285) did a great job of helping it spread in my little 30 sqft bathroom. Make sure that you follow the instructions on the bag and prime the wood subfloor with the Henry primer. This video does a great job of explaining the process. https://youtu.be/o1R5xcHTrbA
Date published: 2016-11-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from We had to level a badly out-of-level plywood floor before installing ceramic tile. This stuff wo... We had to level a badly out-of-level plywood floor before installing ceramic tile. This stuff worked flawlessly, just make sure you download the directions and use the primer. The directions on the bag are way too small to read.
Date published: 2018-12-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 5 Star Review Rating provided by a verified purchaser
Date published: 2019-02-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This product was easy to mix and apply. I only... This product was easy to mix and apply. I only got about 75% of the volume that was specified on the bag. I had a small 36" x 42" space to level, and I ended up with a worst case difference of 1/8" which wasn't acceptable to me.
Date published: 2018-07-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to apply , leaves a great smooth level surface... Easy to apply , leaves a great smooth level surface ready for tile
Date published: 2018-09-04
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