Model # 220022

Internet #100183556

Store SKU #180869

James Hardie HardieBacker 3 ft. x 5 ft. x 1/4 in. Cement Backerboard
0727396200226

James Hardie

HardieBacker 3 ft. x 5 ft. x 1/4 in. Cement Backerboard

  • Easy to cut for customization
  • Lightweight
  • Protects your underlayment against moisture and mold
$11.98 / each
If you buy 30 or more
$10.78 / each

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Product Thickness (in.)
0.25
Width (ft) x Length (ft)
3 x 5
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Product Overview

  • Easy to cut for customization
  • Lightweight
  • Protects your underlayment against 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. To make installation simpler, the 1/4 in. x 3 ft. x 5 ft. sheets have James Hardie's exclusive EZ Grid recessed fastener pattern to help with nail and screw placement. 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.
  • The Most Preferred Brand of Backer Board by Tile Installers and Contractors
  • HardieBacker 1/4 in. cement board is best used for floors and countertops
  • 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

Product Overview

  • Easy to cut for customization
  • Lightweight
  • Protects your underlayment against moisture and mold
Model #: 220022
Sku #: 180869
Internet #: 100183556

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. To make installation simpler, the 1/4 in. x 3 ft. x 5 ft. sheets have James Hardie's exclusive EZ Grid recessed fastener pattern to help with nail and screw placement. 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.

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  • The Most Preferred Brand of Backer Board by Tile Installers and Contractors
  • HardieBacker 1/4 in. cement board is best used for floors and countertops
  • 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

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Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
60
Product Height (in.)
.25
Product Length (ft.)
5
Product Thickness (in.)
0.25
Product Width (ft.)
3
Product Width (in.)
36
Width (ft) x Length (ft)
3 x 5

Details

Drywall Features
Environmentally Sustainable,Fire Resistant,Moisture Resistant,Mold Resistant
Product Weight (lb.)
28.5lb

Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
60
Product Height (in.)
.25
Product Length (ft.)
5
Product Thickness (in.)
0.25
Product Width (ft.)
3
Product Width (in.)
36
Width (ft) x Length (ft)
3 x 5

Details

Drywall Features
Environmentally Sustainable,Fire Resistant,Moisture Resistant,Mold Resistant
Product Weight (lb.)
28.5lb

Questions & Answers

Can i screw 1/4 hardie onto 3/4 plywood subfloor ? (No mortar)

Asked by: Carpitonto
Yes you can and should. That is how it is supposed to be done. THere is a pre made inset round dimple every few inches for the screws to set into flush so as not to interfere with floating the mortar. Mortar gets troweled and spread on top to lay your tile. Also the hardi backer has marks on the sides to line up each piece to keep your lines straight and/level for setting out your tile. You should use the screws specifically made for the cement board. http://www.homedepot.com/p/Backer-On-9-x-1-1-4-in-Serrated-Head-Star-Drive-Cement-Board-Screws-185-Pack-23401/300657700 #9 x 1-1/4 in. Serrated Head Star Drive Cement Board Screws (185-Pack) Get a few spnges and two short buckets for water to clean your tile before and after grouting. Two buckets. One for cleaning the sponge one for rerinsing it clean.
Answered by: Pokey
Date published: 2017-11-11

can I place hardiebacker over drywall

can I place hardiebacker over drywall
Asked by: mark
Yes, but there usually isn't a good reason to.
Answered by: BuyerBeware22
Date published: 2017-11-30

i have asbestos vinyl tiles on a plywood floor that i cannot remove without paying a lot of money...

i have asbestos vinyl tiles on a plywood floor that i cannot remove without paying a lot of money for removal. What kind of thinset would i place over the asbestos vinyl tile to place before i put the backerboard on
Asked by: tonyofSI
The smartest thing is to have it professionally removed. When you sell the house you must disclosed the asbestos tile. Besides why would you be putting Hardie Backer on the floor? Ask the guys at HD for which thinset to lay to place tile.
Answered by: Seattle
Date published: 2017-11-16

Placing Porcine floor tile onto concrete in a garage turned family room. Do I thin set the Cement Board to the cement floor of the garage?

I'm assuming since the screws penetrate the cement board they will penetrate the cement garage floor as well. Is this a fact based assumption or should I used a different method?
Asked by: RowdyRoscommon
If there are no leveling issues why not cement to the concrete if no water vapors issues, there the floor leveler and tile ,or hardie board
Answered by: searoadblo
Date published: 2016-09-13
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Customer Reviews

HardieBacker 3 ft. x 5 ft. x 1/4 in. Cement Backerboard is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 51.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Boo I set tile professionally working my way through college. Always used durarock or wonderboard. Decided to give this stuff a try and will NEVER use this product again. It is too difficult to cut and if you are a DIY-er, forget it. Use wonderboard lite.
Date published: 2017-06-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Product for Tile Underlayment It's a great product, and my company uses it regularly. A couple tips for the uninitiated: Be sure to mortar it down with thinset. That's what gives hardibacker its resistance to deflection. Don't screw too close to the edges as it's brittle. Leave a 1/16" gap between panels, and stagger the layout to keep from having 4 corners come together anywhere. Seam tape and thinset all of the seams where water is going to be an issue, otherwise it's not necessary. We use an autofeed screwgun with coated 1 1/2" screws, but hardiscrews will do fine. Good Luck!
Date published: 2014-07-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of the Best underlayments there is. Cutting and... One of the Best underlayments there is. Cutting and installing are easy to do.
Date published: 2017-10-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Product easy to use and did what advertised. Product easy to use and did what advertised.
Date published: 2017-11-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 5 Star Review Rating provided by a verified purchaser
Date published: 2017-09-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The hardie backer worked great for me.... The hardie backer worked great for me.
Date published: 2017-09-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to install over old subfloor! I needed to do a 425 square foot tiling job. The subfloor was 2 layers of 3/4" plywood (for a total of 1-1/2" thickness), which was nailed/screwed to floor joists. This subfloor was still strong, but it was old, dirty, wavy, and a bit rotten at the surface. I replaced the most rotten sections of subfloor to be safe, but could not afford to replace the whole subfloor. I also could not afford to clean the subfloor via sanding. So, these HardieBacker boards saved the day! These boards are secured to the subfloor with both thin-set AND corrosion resistant screws. The thin-set helped to level the wavy areas, and the screws ensured a secure attachment to the subfloor in the dirty locations. Here are the exact materials I used: 1) This hardiebacker board Model # 220022. 2) Thin-set mortar Model # CBTSG50 (to bond the hardiebacker board to the subfloor). 3) Corrosion resistant cement board screws Model # 23410. 4) Thin-set mortar Model # MTSG50 (to fill the gaps between the hardiebacker board and to bond the tiles to the hardiebacker board). 5) 2" cement board tape Model # FDW8246-U (this tape is pressed into the wet thin-set mortar when filling the gaps between the hardiebacker board). IMPORTANT NOTES: 1 bag of thin-set mortar provides JUST enough material to lay 4 hardiebacker panels. 150 screws are JUST enough to secure 3 hardiebacker panels. The official HardieBacker website has awesome videos to guide your installation. Good luck!
Date published: 2013-12-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hardi Board As a tile setter I use this product just about daily, and it is by far the best cement board to work with. It's lighter and much easier to cut than Durock and similar products, not to mention much easier to see your cut and layout lines on.
Date published: 2010-09-29
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