Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Flooring > Tiling, ceramics, marble

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 04-09-2012, 08:56 PM   #31
Tileguy
 
JazMan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Troy, Michigan
Posts: 4,030
Share |
Default

Hardibacker board vs Cement Durock board


Quote:
Has anyone heard of a strong odor coming from Durock?
Yes. When CBU's are fresh, they tend to be damp so they cure better. They are packed while wet and so they stay that way for weeks. I've had a few customers mention the smell when first brought into the home. The smell goes away within a short time. Of course some people are or think they are sensitive to certain odors. If that's the case, it is up to them to investigate what products they can tolerate in their homes. This must be done well ahead of time and not while work has started.

Do these people have allergies or are they sensitive to certain chemicals?

Jaz

__________________
Tile 4 You LLC Troy, MI

DITRA Installs - KERDI Watertight-Mold-Free Showers. I have NEVER made a mistake, I thought I did ONCE, but, I was WRONG! A+ BBB rating - est. 1987 - over 50 yrs. exp.
JazMan is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2012, 12:39 PM   #32
Newbie
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 4
Default

Hardibacker board vs Cement Durock board


JazMan -- I thought you might be interested to know that we returned the HardiBacker and bought Magnum Board, which is made of magnesium. The board itself did not have any odor, and once cut and mounted, there is a slight odor in the room that's sort of like a detergent, which I assume will go away. (Also, the room still has board dust in it.) Here is the product information from the website of the company from which we bought it: http://www.greeningredientsllc.com/p...uctID=5&type=1
ponygirlmom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2012, 09:35 PM   #33
Newbie
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 3
Default

Hardibacker board vs Cement Durock board


We have a 4' by 6' entry way that I am going to tile in a porcelain tile. I have a depth of 15/16". Wondering if I should use Hardibacker, Durock or Wonderboard and whether I should use 1/4" plywood (sealed) and 1/4" CBU or 1/2" CBU? What can seal plywood if I have to use it? It will get some wetness because of coats and umbrellas but not much.
tnesbitt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2012, 10:02 PM   #34
Member
 
JetSwet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Lagrangeville NY
Posts: 954
Default

Hardibacker board vs Cement Durock board


Quote:
Originally Posted by tnesbitt
We have a 4' by 6' entry way that I am going to tile in a porcelain tile. I have a depth of 15/16". Wondering if I should use Hardibacker, Durock or Wonderboard and whether I should use 1/4" plywood (sealed) and 1/4" CBU or 1/2" CBU? What can seal plywood if I have to use it? It will get some wetness because of coats and umbrellas but not much.
You should probably start new tread but what's under your entryway for support and subfloor?
Cbu need to be 1/4" for floor and holds no structural strength for tile.
JetSwet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2012, 01:34 PM   #35
Newbie
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 3
Default

Hardibacker board vs Cement Durock board


There is a subfloor (called carlap?) that consists of diagonal 2"x8"s that run across the entire house (two story walk out basement). The entry is on the top floor (away from the walk out to back yard). Structurally quite strong so we are looking for something to stabilize the CBU (plywood?) and then waterproof it.
tnesbitt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2012, 09:11 PM   #36
Member
 
JetSwet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Lagrangeville NY
Posts: 954
Default

Hardibacker board vs Cement Durock board


Quote:
Originally Posted by tnesbitt
There is a subfloor (called carlap?) that consists of diagonal 2"x8"s that run across the entire house (two story walk out basement). The entry is on the top floor (away from the walk out to back yard). Structurally quite strong so we are looking for something to stabilize the CBU (plywood?) and then waterproof it.
Ok and what's supporting the 2x8 planks? Under the section. 3/4" ply should be ok then cbu.
JetSwet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2012, 12:05 AM   #37
Newbie
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 3
Default

Hardibacker board vs Cement Durock board


Thanks, we also have done some other research that confirms that the plywood is a good idea. FYI - The joists supporting the carlap are 2"x10" (very sturdy) and not going anywhere.
tnesbitt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2012, 09:58 AM   #38
Member
 
JetSwet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Lagrangeville NY
Posts: 954
Default

Hardibacker board vs Cement Durock board


Quote:
Originally Posted by tnesbitt
Thanks, we also have done some other research that confirms that the plywood is a good idea. FYI - The joists supporting the carlap are 2"x10" (very sturdy) and not going anywhere.
Yeah if you can afford the hight 3/4" ply A/C or B/C sanded will work and cbu 1/4" if not here is a option

http://www.ronhazelton.com/projects/...e_over_plywood

JetSwet is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Sawzall with Remgrit blade for cutting cement board Proby Carpentry 7 08-08-2010 04:47 PM
Cement Board to Green Board Question ryan5068 Tiling, ceramics, marble 10 05-12-2010 06:29 PM
Bathroom cement board dah General DIY Discussions 2 07-11-2006 06:25 PM
particle board / hardibacker fish3211 Flooring 4 08-10-2005 08:32 PM
Siding: Cement Vs. Cedar Grumpy Remodeling 5 03-19-2005 01:07 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.