Hardibacker Cement Board Thickness Issue With Drywall
I've heard that 1/2" Hardibacker thickness doesn't quite compare to 1/2" drywall thickness. And I've not found a good answer as to how to get Hardibacker flush with drywall?
Because of this, I've been considering using 1/2" Durock instead since it would seem to be more flush with 1/2" drywall, ....:
However, in my research I have found that there are many who have complained about Durock Next Gen's cement being of a lower quality product then the original Durock. The complaint is that Durock Next Gen seems to use less cement? In other words, they argue that Durock is saving money as company while consumers receive more of an inferior product by taking the good building material out of the cement board and putting lower quality product into the cement board.
Also, I've heard Durock Next Gen is a bit more flimsy then the original Durock cememnt board. I think they stopped making the original Durock in 2009 (could be wrong)?
Durock Next Gen also seems to not take screws easily and seems to be finicky at the edges.
I'm not how correct the above complaints truly are, but it's made me more prone to want to use Hardibacker.
The problem with Hardibacker is it doesn't seem to go flush with 1/2" drywall? If this is true, what are some solutions to this problem?
I am down to the studs. So, I was told that putting 1/2" Hardibacker up to the studs next to 1/2" drywall that is up to the studs would result in a joint that isn't flush? If so, this is a problem. And I'm not sure how to best resolve this.
Anyone have suggestions or comments?
Last edited by JasonCA; 04-06-2012 at 11:29 PM.