My sister wanted her new porcelain tile floor to look great. One way we accomplished this was by using HardieBacker underneath it.
My last few posts share why I love this cement board and how it prevents cracked tile. Today I want to show why the Incredible Hulk would have a hard time moving your tile once it's properly secured on top of HardieBacker.
Here are some quick takeaways that will help you understand why:
+HardieBacker should be placed on a supporting bed of thinset
+Use alkali resistant screws to fasten the HardieBacker to the wood subfloor
+Screws should be fastened every 8 inches within the panel field
+Fill joints between HardieBacker panels with the mortar you'll use to install the tiles
+Embed alkali resistant fiberglass tape on top of joints
+Smooth out the mortar that oozes out from the tape to avoid uneven tiles
For more tips and numerous pictures click here http://www.homerepairtutor.com/how-to-install-hardiebacker-on-a-bathroom-floor/
If you have additional tips please share them with the Hometalk community.
HardieBacker: Your Tile Floor Isn't Moving Once It's Installed
Published September 8th, 2012 10:34 AM
2 of 14 comments