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Tips for Installing HardieBacker 500 Cement Board From Greengates Builders Merchants Accrington, Lancashire

James Hardie is the world leader in fiber cement siding and backerboard and HardieBacker Cement Board is now stocked here at Greengates Builders Merchants Accrington, Lancashire.

HardieBacker Cement Board keeps your tiles just where you want them. Hardi­eBacker™ cement board is an ideal solution for wet area floors, walls, and countertops.

Step 1: Fixing Sheets

Sheets are nailed to each stud at 200mm centres. Fixings are 15mm from edges and 50mm from corners of sheets. Fixings for timber studs can be either James Hardie screws or 30mm galvanised roofing nails. Install smooth side up.

Step 2: Subsequent Sheets- Layout

A quick tip may be to use the off cut from the last board on a wall to begin the next sheeting of boards.

Step 3: Preparing to Joint Sheets

Wipe down boards with damp sponge to remove site dust.

Step 4: Sheet jointing and taping

The joints are then jointed and reinforced to provide a more consistent substrate. Apply tile adhesive to joints of HardieBacker Cement Board with a spatula then embed 50mm alkaline resistant FibaTape into tile adhesive.

Step 5: Finishing Joint

Apply a final layer of tile adhesive feathering joint out to a width of appro­ximately 150mm. Ensure there is no obvious ridge of adhesive as this may affect the final tile finish.

Step 6: Finishing Floor and Wall Details

Fill joints between floors and walls with a high quality wet area silicone sealant.

Step 7: Ready For Tiling

Install tiles as per good building practice, local building regulations and national standards. 

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