Model # 220023

Internet #100170507

Store SKU #202225

James Hardie HardieBacker 3 ft. x 5 ft. x 0.42 in. Cement Backerboard
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James Hardie

HardieBacker 3 ft. x 5 ft. x 0.42 in. Cement Backerboard

  • Ideal for use beneath tile installation on walls and floors
  • Smooth surface to finish with paint, tile, wallpaper or texture
  • Outstanding resistance to moisture and mold
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Product Overview

  • Ideal for use beneath tile installation on walls and floors
  • Smooth surface to finish with paint, tile, wallpaper or texture
  • Outstanding resistance to moisture and mold
HardieBacker cement board is a tile underlayment made for wet areas like kitchens and bathrooms. This cement-based backer board, made of 90% Portland cement and sand, resists damage from moisture and mold and provides excellent tile adhesion. Its formulation and structure results in the ideal combination of strength, uniform composition and performance that no other backer board can provide. HardieBacker cement board was made to be easier to work with so that regardless of how you cut your board, the result is less debris. HardieBacker cement board's superior strength and durability delivers a solid foundation for tile jobs to help protect your work and reputation. James Hardie stands behind HardieBacker cement board with a limited lifetime product warranty.
  • Most preferred brand of BackerBoard by Tile Installers and Contractors
  • HardieBacker 500 cement board (0.42 in. thick) is best used for walls, ceilings and floors
  • Made better - the 90% portland cement and sand formulation provides a solid foundation for your tile with up to 3 times the compressive strength of competitive board
  • Installs better - cuts cleaner for tighter seam lines and less debris
  • Performs better - unique formulation delivers a product with outstanding resistance to moisture and mold
  • Score and snap the board by making 2-3 passes with a utility knife or a carbide tipped blade, place one hand and knee firmly along the score line, then use the opposite hand to pull the board up
  • Cut HardieBacker cement board with snapper shears instead of a grinder for the same clean, sharp edges for straight seam lines while significantly reducing the amount of dust in your work environment
  • Limited lifetime product warranty
  • Non-combustible
  • California residents see Prop 65 WARNINGS

Product Overview

  • Ideal for use beneath tile installation on walls and floors
  • Smooth surface to finish with paint, tile, wallpaper or texture
  • Outstanding resistance to moisture and mold
Model #: 220023
Sku #: 202225
Internet #: 100170507

HardieBacker cement board is a tile underlayment made for wet areas like kitchens and bathrooms. This cement-based backer board, made of 90% Portland cement and sand, resists damage from moisture and mold and provides excellent tile adhesion. Its formulation and structure results in the ideal combination of strength, uniform composition and performance that no other backer board can provide. HardieBacker cement board was made to be easier to work with so that regardless of how you cut your board, the result is less debris. HardieBacker cement board's superior strength and durability delivers a solid foundation for tile jobs to help protect your work and reputation. James Hardie stands behind HardieBacker cement board with a limited lifetime product warranty.

  • Most preferred brand of BackerBoard by Tile Installers and Contractors
  • HardieBacker 500 cement board (0.42 in. thick) is best used for walls, ceilings and floors
  • Made better - the 90% portland cement and sand formulation provides a solid foundation for your tile with up to 3 times the compressive strength of competitive board
  • Installs better - cuts cleaner for tighter seam lines and less debris
  • Performs better - unique formulation delivers a product with outstanding resistance to moisture and mold
  • Score and snap the board by making 2-3 passes with a utility knife or a carbide tipped blade, place one hand and knee firmly along the score line, then use the opposite hand to pull the board up
  • Cut HardieBacker cement board with snapper shears instead of a grinder for the same clean, sharp edges for straight seam lines while significantly reducing the amount of dust in your work environment
  • Limited lifetime product warranty
  • Non-combustible
  • California residents see Prop 65 WARNINGS

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Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
60
Product Height (in.)
.42
Product Length (ft.)
5
Product Thickness (in.)
0.42
Product Width (ft.)
3
Product Width (in.)
36
Width (ft) x Length (ft)
3x5

Details

Drywall Features
Environmentally Sustainable,Fire Resistant,Moisture Resistant,Mold Resistant
Product Weight (lb.)
39lb

Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
60
Product Height (in.)
.42
Product Length (ft.)
5
Product Thickness (in.)
0.42
Product Width (ft.)
3
Product Width (in.)
36
Width (ft) x Length (ft)
3x5

Details

Drywall Features
Environmentally Sustainable,Fire Resistant,Moisture Resistant,Mold Resistant
Product Weight (lb.)
39lb

Questions & Answers

I was originally looking for coated drywall .... can this backerboard generally replace moisture ...

I was originally looking for coated drywall .... can this backerboard generally replace moisture resistant drywall .... or do you need the drywall still?
Asked by: richvol
This is meant for tile on walls. You would remove drywall use this instead of drywall, add RedGuard to protect from moisture and then install tile on it.
Answered by: DesertChef
Date published: 2018-08-10

Could this be used in place of an office chairmat?

Could this be used in place of an office chairmat?
Asked by: Bob
No, but you could use it as a kite on an extremely windy day.
Answered by: Rick
Date published: 2018-11-12

I am going to tile the backsplash in my kitchen 12 inches high. there are a lot of pipes and elec...

I am going to tile the backsplash in my kitchen 12 inches high. there are a lot of pipes and electrical in this wall. Is it possible to adhere this to the sheetrock with construction adhesive or tile mastic before tiling to avoid having to screw into the studs. the tile is a lightweight glass tile.
Asked by: Bob
No
Answered by: Doug
Date published: 2019-01-10

can hardie backer board be used outside on exterior wall.

can hardie backer board be used outside on exterior wall.
Asked by: jaz
I've used it on a dog house and a small shed. I then used Redgusrd on the outside and siding. It's been about 2 yrs now under snow, sun, rain, hail, heat, freezing temps and is standing up great. The structures are somewhat insulated form temps as well. Worked for me.
Answered by: ODB23
Date published: 2018-09-21
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Customer Reviews

HardieBacker 3 ft. x 5 ft. x 0.42 in. Cement Backerboard is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 326.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Right tools for the right job I've used this product for about 15 years and find it vastly superior to the other cement boards on the market! Forget trying to score this stuff. Take the money you would use for the scoring tool or utility knife blades and buy the cheapest 7" diamond saw blade you can find. Your hand, arm, and pocket book will thank me later. Now, this stuff does make a bit of a mess, so do all your cutting outdoors and use a tarp, goggles, and dust mask. The amount of time and energy saved can't even be measured. In a wall application ( shower, tub, or back splash ), I recommend standard 1 5/8" ribbed, drywall nails instead of screws. It takes a little longer to attach to the walls, but the nail heads sit nearly flush to the wall, whereas the screws almost always sit too high. So, if your using a premixed latex adhesive and a small notched sawtooth trowel, the job will go quicker and easier and give you a professional looking job every time!
Date published: 2010-12-14
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good one the wall - a real pain to cut - score and snap is a myth I think my next purchase will be wonderboard or some other cement product. Hardieboard is nice and smooth and it doesn't have the fiber mesh that other products do. I'm not a pro, but I think this is probably a better product to have on the wall. That said, cutting this stuff is a massive pain. The score and snap method worked for me a couple times after I scored halfway through the board. Other times it failed and it snapped in the wrong place. If you are a DIYer, I would suggest not even trying this method on the thicker board. It is not nearly as easy as they show you on the video. I was able to take it outside and cut it nicely with a hand saw, tossing some water on it as i cut so the dust is low. Another success I had cutting is using a cheap wet saw. It cuts nice and clean and straight with no dust. The downside with these methods is that they take forever. This stuff looks nice on the walls, it is strong and not crumbly. However, the pains I had to go through to cut this stuff made it a bad experience.
Date published: 2016-04-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Wish I was able to cut it easier. Love... Wish I was able to cut it easier. Love the screw marks and grid. Made laying it down effortless.
Date published: 2019-01-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Advantages and disadvantages. Disadvantages. This product is hard to cut with a saw blade. Corners break off if it is dropped. Is less then 1/2 inch thick. Screw heads are hard to get flush with surface. Advantages. Cuts as easily as cutting paper with scissors with snapper shears ($179 to $300) with no dust and reduces cutting time 10 fold. Works well over sub-floor with questionable deflection. I often use a thinned down mortar under the board for leveling, for stiffening up a bouncy floor or for extra bond strength. I've installed over 70 jobs and never had a tile failure. I use latex modified mortar. Also this product matches up well with 3/4 inch hardwood flooring at the transitions. Is less messy and easier to cut then wonder board when snapper shears are used. I use a tile drill bit to countersink screw holes and regular decking screws where a flush screw is required.
Date published: 2011-12-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2012-12-03
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not as advertised. Not as sold. First time working with this product and It was sold as being ea... Not as advertised. Not as sold. First time working with this product and It was sold as being easy to cut with a standard utility knife. Simply score and snap. This was important because the nature and location of the job would not allow me to use a saw to cut the product to size. I quickly discovered that this product is very difficult to cut with a simple utility knife and no matter how deeply I scored it it would not break cleanly leaving ragged edges along the cut line. I had rot use a belt sander to clean the edges up. Also the product is quite flimsy and broke into pieces while screwing it to the studs. Do not buy this product if you do not have a saw to cut it with.
Date published: 2019-02-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to use, does the job well I had previously used the other backer board and the quarter inch Hardie (for a floor) and chose this for a shower enclosure. I had no trouble scoring and snapping 3 pieces across the 36 inch dimension BUT I used the recommended carbide tip scoring tool. Maybe a heavy duty box cutter would do as well, but this is certainly not a task for those little snap blade razor knives. I used a mortar wheel on a roto tool for a small cut-out and it made quite a mess. Using a tile snipper worked much better for edge trims. As for the dimension issue, I agree things should be called what they are (like lumber dimesions?) but I found the .42 inch thickness to be perfect for a tile job, as it allows for the adhesive thickness, otherwise the tiles would stick out too far. For a thin plastic sidewall job I can see where this would be a pain.
Date published: 2012-04-18
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Does not score easily or break cleanly. Even after deeply... Does not score easily or break cleanly. Even after deeply scoring, 1 sheet broke along a different line than the score line, rendering it worthless. Appears to have quality control issues. Inferior to Wonderboard and other brands, and costs more. Will not buy again.
Date published: 2019-01-16
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