Model # 220022

Internet #100183556

Store SKU #180869

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

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

  • Ideal for use beneath tile installation on floors and countertops
  • Features EZ Grid® pattern, making cutting and installation easier
  • Outstanding resistance to moisture and mold
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Product Overview

  • Ideal for use beneath tile installation on floors and countertops
  • Features EZ Grid® pattern, making cutting and installation easier
  • 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. 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
  • California residents see Prop 65 WARNINGS

Product Overview

  • Ideal for use beneath tile installation on floors and countertops
  • Features EZ Grid® pattern, making cutting and installation easier
  • Outstanding resistance to 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.

  • 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
  • California residents see Prop 65 WARNINGS

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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)
3x5

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)
3x5

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
No! Read the installation Guide. Thinset Mortar is absolutely needed to prevent unwanted movement between the subfloor and Cement Board. This helps prevent the tile and grout from cracking prematurely.
Answered by: K9
Date published: 2019-02-18

Under "Underlayment Instructions", they say "Lightly butt the board joints. Do not leave a gap". ...

Under "Underlayment Instructions", they say "Lightly butt the board joints. Do not leave a gap". We're putting down 3 layers of this over 3/4" OSB, followed by 1/2" engineered wood flooring. We're using the Backer screws to secure it to the subfloor. Can someone confirm that we in fact do not need the gap between the joints, in any of the layers? Thank you
Asked by: RMB1988
RyanSEA, this sounds like an interesting off-label use for cement backerboard. They say HardieBacker is dimensionally stable, so I would follow the other advice here and lightly butt them; touching, but not pressed together. Have you heard of other builders using backerboard as soundproofing, or is this an idea of your own that you are trying out? I'd be interested to know what the results are.
Answered by: adroitus
Date published: 2018-05-10

How many of these Backerboards will I need to cover 1600 sq. ft.?

How many of these Backerboards will I need to cover 1600 sq. ft.?
Asked by: Joe
Each board is 3' x 5', equaling 15' sq. [15 square feet] Divide that into 1600 sq ft and you et 106.66 boards. What are you covering/creating? Use the thicker product. Make sure your sub-floor is well secured to the floor joists with 3 1/2 inch construction screws. Make sure your 1600 sq. ft. is suported adequately throughout.
Answered by: MrProject
Date published: 2018-08-23

Hello: After embed the hardiebacker into wet mortar, what is the maximum time I must fasten the b...

Hello: After embed the hardiebacker into wet mortar, what is the maximum time I must fasten the board? Thanks.
Asked by: Rong
Sorry, we don’t  have a specific time recommendations. We want the thinset to move around when attaching to the floor. You should contact the thinset manufacturer for their recommendations.
Answered by: James Hardie
Date published: 2018-05-24
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Customer Reviews

HardieBacker 3 ft. x 5 ft. x 1/4 in. Cement Backerboard is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 410.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from HardieBacker is the product of choice for all of our tile installs. It goes not more easily and ... HardieBacker is the product of choice for all of our tile installs. It goes not more easily and does not shatter like other products. We use it on floors and walls alike. The only negative is that using the factory designated screw slots around the edge will often cause the material to crack so we hold off the edges a little more. Otherwise we use the screw pattern recommended by the manufacturer. We also always install the material with a layer of thinset underneath to create a level underlayment with a tighter bond to the subfloor.
Date published: 2019-01-29
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 I like to use this on floors that don't need... I like to use this on floors that don't need very thick 1/2" backer installed on them. It is very light weight and can be cut with any tools or power tools it will just dull blades and makes a heck of a lot of dust.
Date published: 2019-03-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product that’s worth a couple of extra dollars per... Great product that’s worth a couple of extra dollars per sheet versus other products that crumble or create a bigger mess. Just make sure you have a scoring tool and you’re job will be fast and clean.
Date published: 2019-01-02
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Sheets were out of square by up to 5/8 and varied in thickness by more than a 16th. Made for lot... Sheets were out of square by up to 5/8 and varied in thickness by more than a 16th. Made for lots of grinding the joints. Will take much extra time to get the tile flat.
Date published: 2019-02-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Go to the James Hardie website and watch the videos... Go to the James Hardie website and watch the videos and read instructions. They are short and will save you time. The screws that self counter-sink are worth the money.
Date published: 2019-01-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best product for building a tub or shower surround. Reasonable price, much better than the old ce... Best product for building a tub or shower surround. Reasonable price, much better than the old cement board and stronger and cheaper than the new foam board
Date published: 2019-01-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I've used hardie backer for the last two bathroom remodels. The product helps to level the floor ... I've used hardie backer for the last two bathroom remodels. The product helps to level the floor and the grid lines help when laying tile.
Date published: 2019-01-15
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