Cement board installation is not something that is incredibly difficult. I think most people worry about how to cut it and once they have a plan for that then they think it'll be a breeze. But I've seen these screw-ups for several years now. It's the same ones over and over. Which … [Read more...] about 5 Ways to Screw Up your Cement Board Installation on Floors
That pesky tub flange. You have the tile backer board installed and everything is waterproofed. Everything except that gap between the backer board and the tub flange. How do you waterproof that? What to do with the tub flange? To begin with, you can try reading the instructions for the backer … [Read more...] about Sealing the tub flange for tile
The Ultimate Guide to Building a Preformed Custom Recessed Shower Niche Part 4: Building a Custom Shower Niche from Scratch This post covers: Cement board, foam board, and Hardibacker Cutting into wall framing Waterproofing LOTS of photos! Sometimes there's no good way around it. Building your … [Read more...] about Building a Custom Shower Niche from Scratch
Reader question: Hi there. I recently finished grouting my tile surround in my shower. I posted photos on Facebook and somebody questioned whether I had waterproofed the Hardiebacker 500 board. Much to my dismay, I had never even heard of this... Anyway, I went to the James Hardie website and … [Read more...] about Is Hardibacker and Durock cement board waterproof?
Which Shower Tile Backer board is best? I often get questions on what sort of tile backer board to use for showers and tub surrounds. When it comes to installing a tile backer board the easiest to install is usually the worst choice or most expensive option. The types that are the most difficult to … [Read more...] about Tile Backer Board Breakdown