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Old 07-04-2010, 09:34 AM   #1
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Hardiboard or Durock

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.


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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.


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Old 07-06-2010, 09:16 PM   #3
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Now you will be thoroughly confused. I use Durrock--I do not like Hardibacker.

Perhaps I am just old fashioned but I know other tile setters that won't touch the hardibacker--

I use a lot of Durrock. So far 17 years--no failures with Durrock,Knock on wood.---Mike--

16" centers works.

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