James Hardie dates back to 1888 when the company’s founder, of the same name, set off from Scotland to Australia to seek industrial opportunities. Since then, James Hardie has risen to become a trusted brand in the architectural world. Here at Walls and Floors, we stock their world famous Hardiebacker Backerboards; a substrate for tiling onto.
Hardiebacker Backerboard is a 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. If you’re planning a tiling project soon, and you’re doing the tiling yourself, then the first thing you need to be sure of is that you’re tiling onto a sound, secure, dry, level surface. If your wall or floor space is uneven, then you should consider fixing substrate boards and tiling onto those instead. That’s exactly what Hardiebacker boards are for – and they’re used by hundreds of professional tilers up and down the UK each day. James Hardie, their manufacturer, is a trusted brand.
Reasons to Buy James Hardie Hardibacker Boards
If you’re approaching a tiling project and you’re not thinking of hiring a professional tiler in because you fancy a spot of DIY, then allow us to introduce you to the golden rule. Before you start marking out where your tiles will go, it’s important to ensure that you’ll be tiling onto a sound, secure, dry, level surface. Without this, you will meet endless complications. Firstly, there will be poor adhesion – i.e. the tile adhesive will have difficulty gripping your tiles. Secondly, your tiles will probably be unlevel – resulting in an unsightly mess, and an impossible job when it comes to applying your grout.
That’s where James Hardie Hardiebacker Boards come in handy. These cement based water resistant substrate boards can be applied to a wall or floor surface to create a level, dry surface; ready for tiling onto. Thousands of professional tilers use them in the UK every day.