Internet #100170507

Model # 220023

Store SKU #202225

0727396200233

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, provides excellent tile adhesion, and is formulated with MoldBlock Technology to protect the board from mold growth. Its composition 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
  • 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, provides excellent tile adhesion, and is formulated with MoldBlock Technology to protect the board from mold growth. Its composition 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
  • 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

Info & Guides

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Key Features

Product Overview
Key Features
  • 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, provides excellent tile adhesion, and is formulated with MoldBlock Technology to protect the board from mold growth. Its composition 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
  • 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, provides excellent tile adhesion, and is formulated with MoldBlock Technology to protect the board from mold growth. Its composition 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
  • 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

Info & Guides

You will need Adobe® Acrobat® Reader to view PDF documents. Download a free copy from the Adobe Web site.

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

Whats the best possinle tool to cut hardie backer board?? I tried scoring the cut but it seems very difiicult to cut through.

Asked by: Backerboard
I use shears that are made to cut backed board they are the best fast no dust to breath and very easy to use and safe scoring and snapping does not work that well trust me shears are the best way to cut it i worked with this stuff for years
Answered by: Mit
Date published: 2019-06-15

Could this be used in place of an office chairmat?

Could this be used in place of an office chairmat?
Asked by: Bob
No!
Answered by: Helper
Date published: 2019-09-27

in inches how thick is hardie backer board?

in inches how thick is hardie backer board?
Asked by: Larry
This product's thickness is: 0.42 inches.
Answered by: CommunityAnswer
Date published: 2019-02-22

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: 2019-03-15
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Customer Reviews

James Hardie HardieBacker 3 ft. x 5 ft. x 0.42 in. Cement Backerboard is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 509.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I've used this product in dozens of bathrooms, behind tub and shower walls but this time, I decid... I've used this product in dozens of bathrooms, behind tub and shower walls but this time, I decided to use it on something totally different. I installed below a few bay windows on an old house, where there had previously been some of that old-fashioned criss-cross, wooden lattice. I took the lattice down because the varmints kept crawling behind there to keep warm at night. They also had a habit of tearing it apart as a way of saying "Than you" for the free nights lodging. So, I decided to use concrete backerboard instead and I painted this boards a flat black with BEHR brand exterior paint. This would not only send out a "No Vacancy" message but it would keep the cold off of the floors in the bay windows in the winter months. This was a very simply and inexpensive fix.
Date published: 2019-09-10
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 5 out of 5 by from I like that this product is a lot stiffer than the other types of cement backer boards that I've ... I like that this product is a lot stiffer than the other types of cement backer boards that I've used. I actually had installed some of the other kind of cement board (the kind with fiberglass mesh in the faces), and took it back down to replace with this kind. It was for a shower/tub tile surround, and I just knew that if someone ever leaned against that wall that it would pop a tile off. Cutting this stuff can be a chore, depending on what tools you have available. Score and break never worked well for me, but cutting with a circular saw and blade meant for fiber-cement siding worked really well. Of course that should only be done outdoors with all the appropriate PPE. It also seems to cut pretty well with diamond tools like you would probably need for your tile anyway. I'd consider this product a bit of overkill for a project that is well supported like a floor or countertop, but then again, it isn't that much more expensive than the other (floppy) kind of cement board if your budge allows.
Date published: 2019-05-14
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good durable product. The recomend screws are not the best. They do not sink well which can cause... Good durable product. The recomend screws are not the best. They do not sink well which can cause issues if the tile is not going to cover all of the board. But much better then wonder board
Date published: 2019-07-23
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 1 out of 5 by from Used with Red Guard in shower area. Used as surround around tub alcove in prep for tile. Pre drilled and screwed to wall. Cleaned Hardie board as recommended. Put two coats of Red Guard on using fiberglass tape on the joints. After 3 days drying, I went to tile and the Red Guard peeled off almost the entire surface. Ripped it all out and will use Durock. I had done a previous shower using Durock and the Red Guard stuck to it beautifully. Tried Hardie Board this time because it is a flatter surface than Durock and seemed easier to tile on. But waterproofing membrane will not stick to it. I've used Hardie on floors and thinset sticks no problem, but Red Guard is espensive and this was a costly lesson. I do not recommend this product.
Date published: 2019-07-23
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