Many professional tile installation technicians prefer James Hardie Hardie Backer® Board. This backing board installs easier and performs before, earning accolades shared in TILE Magazine and by the National Tile Contractors Association.
You can select this product if you’re planning a tile renovation project for your home in Chicago or surrounding areas. The boards also work well as a replacement for traditional drywall. You can cover it with paint or wallpaper.
Our team at Opal Enterprises can help you learn more about backer boards and other James Hardie products, including their fiber cement siding. Learn more by calling or filling out our online contact form. Our siding installation team can help if you want to remodel your home.
Why Should You Use Hardie Backer® Board By James Hardie?
Our professional team can review some of the top reasons to use Hardie Backer® Board by James Hardie for tile installations and other wet areas. The experts often use this product due to its:
James Hardie engineered Hardie Backer® Board to resist moisture and prevent swelling, warping, or cracking even when wet. This quality preserves tile integrity and keeps your home looking great for many years.
The fiber cement composition of Hardie Backer® Board inhibits mold growth. This feature helps maintain a cleaner and healthier wet environment, minimizing potential issues with toxic mold.
Hardie Backer® Board has greater impact, wind, and fire resistance than typical drywall. It provides a stronger underlayment for tile that can help improve the outcome of your renovation project.
You can use Hardie Backer® Board as a substrate anywhere moisture is a concern. Therefore, the product makes a great choice for everywhere, from bathrooms and kitchens to laundry rooms and basements.
Ease of Use
Hardie Backer is lighter weight than cement board, yet just as strong. This quality makes cutting, drilling, and fastening much easier.
Functionality with Tile
Hardie Backer® Board provides ideal adhesion for any type of tile installation due to the product’s moisture resistance and cement composition. Tile bonds very well with Hardie Backer.
What Kind of Hardie Backer® Board Products Are Available?
You have two primary choices for Hardie Backer® Board products. You can select ¼ in. cement board or 500 cement board. The ¼ in. cement board option features:
- Lightweight design
- A simple-to-cut, no-mesh board
- A recessed fastener pattern that reduces the stress of installation
500 cement board, on the other hand, has a smooth surface. You can finish the surface with texture, wallpaper, or paint.
What Are Some Benefits of Hardie Backer® Board?
James Hardie manufactured Hardie Backer® Board with 90% Portland sand and cement. The board contains no filler or loose aggregate, giving it three times more compressive strength than other cement boards.
Hardie Backer® Board is easy to cut, producing less debris and dust when cut. The unique formulation that goes into Hardie Backer® Board helps prevent moisture damage and creates a great surface for tile adhesion.
Additionally, James Hardie offers a limited lifetime warranty on backer board products, providing you with another layer of confidence about your purchase.
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You Can Get Hardie® Backer Board with HydroDefense® Technology
James Hardie also produces a form of Hardie® Backer Board with HydroDefense® Technology. This backer board qualifies as 100% waterproof, providing you with exceptional performance and protection for your home.
Hardie® Backer Board with HydroDefense® Technology contains no glass fiber and boasts faster installation times because installation crews do not have to apply a waterproof coating to the backer board.
The professionals can cut Hardie® Backer Board with HydroDefense® Technology using a utility knife, sheers, or scoring knife, making it easy to handle.
How Much does Hardie® Backer Board Cost?
The cost to use Hardie® Backer Board in your renovation projects can vary based on the size of the project. Generally, contractors include the cost of materials in their quotes when they plan out your project.
Our team can handle siding installation projects involving James Hardie projects. We provide quick quotes for these projects and even offer our clients financing options that can help when budgeting for renovations in Illinois.
How Long does It Take to Install Hardie® Backer Board?
James Hardie manufactures Hardie® Backer Board to install quickly and with minimal amounts of mess. However, the total installation time can vary based on the size of the job and the experience of your construction team.
Once the crew installs Hardie® Backer Board, they may have to complete the project by lying tile, painting the walls, or covering the backer board with wallpaper.
Why Speak to Us About James Hardie Products?
Our team at Opal Enterprises serves as an Elite Preferred James Hardie contractor. We earned this classification through our focus on customer service and our commitment to stellar workmanship on projects involving James Hardie siding.
Our status as an Elite Preferred contractor gives us access to all James Hardie products. We can provide information about products like Hardie® Backer Board if you plan a larger renovation project for your home in Chicago or surrounding areas.
You can contact us at any time to learn more about your remodeling options. We can review products in the Statement or Dream Collection with you now.
Learn More About Hardie® Backer Board Today
Are you interested in a home renovation project in Chicago and surrounding areas? You may consider James Hardie Hardie® Backer Board as a construction material for your project. Our team at Opal Enterprises can provide more information about James Hardie products.
Discuss your renovation goals by calling or completing our online contact form.