Which side of Hardibacker faces out?
Which side goes up, smooth or rough? Either is acceptable, but we recommend that the smooth side with the nailing pattern of every 8″ on center go up. What subfloor should HardieBacker® cement board be installed over?
Can you tile straight onto HardiBacker?
The Hardibacker will be fine to tile straight onto.
Does it matter which side of cement board faces out?
No, it doesn’t matter. Regardless of which side faces out during installation, you can expect the same great performance that has made USG Durock® Brand Cement Board the preferred choice of professionals and do-it-yourselfers for decades.
How thick should Hardibacker be for shower walls?
The minimum recommended thickness for the shower wall is 1/2″ because like some of the other boards, they become far too flexible at thicknesses below 1/2″. Foam shower tile backer boards are generally about 4x the cost of cement board.
Can you tile directly onto cement board?
Cement board is used for most floor tile and has all but replaced plywood and drywall backer materials for wall-tile applications in wet areas like showers and tub surrounds. Ceramic tile laid over cement board is one of the most durable floor or wall surfaces you can install.
Can you use Hardiebacker cement board on tub?
If you’re planning to use your HardieBacker Cement Board on tub and shower enclosures, first ensure that the framing is adequately reinforced at the corners. Next, cut your HardieBacker Cement Boards to size. Check out our video on How to Cut HardieBacker Cement Board for detailed instructions.
How to waterproof seal Hardi backer in shower?
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What’s the best way to install Hardie backer cement?
Start installing your boards a quarter inch above the floor, tub, or shower board and caulk accordingly. 2. Fasten cement board with specified nails or screws, a maximum of 8” on center at all supports. 3. Keep fasteners ⅜” from board edges and 2” in from sheet corners. 4. Set fastener heads flush with the surface without overdriving. 5.
How do you fasten a Hardie backer board?
Fasten one board at a time. HardieBacker boards must be flush with subfloor during installation. Begin the fastening pattern in a corner of the board, then fasten the two adjacent edges. Return to the corner and fasten in a diagonal pattern from that corner until the board is completely fastened.