I am getting ready to start my shower and was wondering which cement board is best to use 1/2" Hardiboard or Durock? This will be going on 2x4 wood studs which I have not put up yet and since the cement board is an odd size should I go 12" centers.
Durock is 70's technology, it is crumbly, it smells bad, it is not a moisture barrier. Hardie Backer has better tile adhesion, cuts easier, is stronger in every measureable way. Hardie is the premium Backer board on the market.