If you're looking for the best protection possible against moisture damage, Hardie Backer tiling backer board is your ideal solution.
It's perfect for use in high-moisture areas like kitchens and bathrooms and provides superior performance compared to other flooring options on the market.
HardieBacker cement backerboard can act as either a wall or floor tiling backerboard, and is suitable for both timber frame and masonry walls.
The no mesh board features patented Mouldblock technology that delivers outstanding mould and moisture resistance, which prevents the board from swelling or rotting if exposed to water in a wet room.
With a compressive strength up to three times that of other competitive cement boards, the Hardiebacker board provides a robust and rigid base for excellent tile adhesion.
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HardieBacker fibre cement boards are light and rigid, making installation a quick and easy process. Follow these simple steps to install HardieBacker tile backer boards:
Please note, in order to avoid excessive flex (which can lead to tile cracks) make sure to 15mm WBP plywood or minimum 18mm T&G flooring grade chipboard.
James Hardie is a leading manufacturer of building boards such as Fermacell and HardieBacker. It is known for creating durable, high-quality products that have superior performance to other traditional materials such as plasterboard and plywood.
James Hardie tile backer boards have a unique formulation that contains no loose aggregate or filler, giving them a uniform composition that can carry up to 200kg/m2 of tile hanging weight.
HardieBacker board requires no priming, it is ready to tile upon installation, just make sure to wipe it down with a damp sponge before applying the tiles, to rid of any dust.
HardieBacker cement board has been evaluated by the BBA and approved with certificate no. 04/4100.
Consequently, HardieBacker is classified as fully non-combustible, with its reaction to fire, in accordance with EN 13501-1, being A1,S1-d0.
Unlike plasterboard, which can only hold 35kg per square metre, Hardie Backer board can hold nearly up to three times this, being able to manage 100kg per square metre.
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