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Old 05-15-2006, 05:20 PM   #1
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Hardibacker Board ?

Hello All,

I did a search and found that someone posted that Hardibacker board disolves in water. Is that true?

If I were tiling a shower would I use the cement board or Hardibacker board? Does it matter?

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Old 05-15-2006, 05:23 PM   #2
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No, Hardi won't dissolve...all cbu will wick moisture and are not waterproof, but none of them will be degraded by water. Note, though, that Hardi is not recommended for a steam shower - only "normal" showers, while some of the others are (not all).
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A lot depends on what is available in the installers area. and with others, it is a personal preference.. I've worked with PermaBase and Hardie and like both.. One advantage with PermaBase is that you can screw closer to the edges than you can with Hardie..
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Old 05-15-2006, 09:53 PM   #4
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I did a search and found that someone posted that Hardibacker board disolves in water. Is that true?
I think I know which thread you were reading, this one here, post #6? http://johnbridge.com/vbulletin/show...56&postcount=6

If so the poster was referring to Fiberock (a gypsum product) disolving in water, not Hardibacker.
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Old 10-06-2006, 11:42 AM   #5
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yes, Fiberock does dislove in water it is gypsum based--the same as drywall/Greenboard
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