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Sheet Materials: Hardibacker



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Kitchens, baths, laundry rooms and entry ways are some of the wettest places in a house, and potentially the most problematic.

Hardibacker ceramic tile underlayment can prevent broken tiles, swollen walls and spongy floors. It won't rot, swell or deteriorate, and won't scratch porcelain or enamel.

Hardibacker is unique, cement based, water resistant substrate for tiling that can be used on walls, floors and countertops. Particularly suitable for use around baths, showers and in kitchens, it will keep your tiles just where you want them. Stuck hard to the surface. Tried and tested in millions of homes worldwide, Hardibacker tile backerboard has a 10 year guarantee, and it is easy to cut and install.


Q: Which side goes up, smooth or rough?
A: Either is acceptable, but we recommend installing the smooth side up.

Q: Why do I need to use Hardibacker?
A: Hardibacker provides a stable, water resistant substrate and a strong surface to bond tile to.

Q: What is Hardibacker the water resistant tile backerboard made of?
A: It is made of Portland cement, ground sand, cellulose and selective additives. It contains no asbestos, formaldehyde, gypsum or glass fibre.

Q: Where can Hardibacker the water resistant tile backerboard be installed?
A: Anywhere in your home where ceramic tile is applied. Hardibacker is suitable for use on interior floors, walls and worktops.

Q: Can Hardibacker the water resistant tile backerboard be used in wet areas?
A: Yes. Hardibacker is water resistant and immune to water damage. It won't rot swell or buckle.

Q: How do I cut Hardibacker?
A: Hardibacker can be cut with a carbide tip scoring tool (recommend first), circular saw with a carbide tip, or electrical Snapper Shear.

Product CodeDescription
HARDI12 Hardibacker 500 Water Resistant Wall Tile Backer Board 1200 x 800 x 12mm
HARDI6 Hardibacker 250 Water Resistant Floor Tile Backer Board 1500 x 900 x 6mm

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