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Old 04-23-2012, 10:47 PM   #1
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i was wondering which side of 1/2" Hardibacker faces out to the tile. i am inclined to think the rough side faces out to the tile and the smooth side goes in to the studs but i've read different recommendations online. so i wouldn't mind some confirmation.

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the outside faces out.

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wall installation on page 4 does not specify which side goes out.. :confused:
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I put my installs with label facing out.
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I put my installs with label facing out.
if you are referring to the paper label that has bar codes on it, that's the rough side (at least the ones i have purchased and waiting for install). but the smooth side also has some HARDIEBACKER black lettering written directly on the board.
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if you are referring to the paper label that has bar codes on it, that's the rough side (at least the ones i have purchased and waiting for install). but the smooth side also has some HARDIEBACKER black lettering written directly on the board.
I just fallow suit with my the guys who have taught me I never asked this question just went along with it.
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i was wondering which side of 1/2" Hardibacker faces out to the tile. i am inclined to think the rough side faces out to the tile and the smooth side goes in to the studs but i've read different recommendations online. so i wouldn't mind some confirmation.

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I would think you'd want the side that has "Hardiebacker-500-1/2" Ceramic Tile Backerboard" and has the fastening pattern all over it to be the surface to tile to.

However Hardie says; Either is acceptable, but we recommend that the smooth side with the nailing pattern of every 8" on center go up.

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I would think you'd want the side that has "Hardiebacker-500-1/2" Ceramic Tile Backerboard" and has the fastening pattern all over it to be the surface to tile to.
only 1/4" board has fastening pattern. 1/2" is flat on both sides
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I see dots, or is it too late.
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faded out on the ones i got... thanks

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