Discuss Need advise on which backer board works best in the Tiling Forum area at TilersForums.com

Andy Rhodes

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I've used Hardie backer for a number of years now & even though I've never had any come backs from it ,it's a mess process when cutting, So I know I've mentioned Delta board previously was curious to get anybodies thought on this or another product
similar please
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Delta board is great, what do you want to know ? 10mm for floors for me, as long as the floor is sound and no deflection
 
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Andy Rhodes- did I read somewhere that you use Hardiebacker on walls?

I’d go for any XPS board over Hardie. Much easier to cut, transport and fix. I tend to use Orbry Board for all my lightweight Tile backer board needs.

I still use the 6mm HB on floors thought from time to time.
 
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It's a hall & lounge on floorboards roughly 25m2 was thinking along the lines of nothing less than 10mm, like I mentioned earlier I've used hardiebacker 12mm on both walls & floors with no comebacks
 
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sorry Waluigi yes on my son's fireplace fixed it with fixed it with weber set plus with the AD250 mixed into the adhesive , but not been back to see if it's took fingers crossed it has
 

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If you're built like Shrek hardibacker should be easy?!
Personally I use loads of Delta board or kerdi if the budget allows.
 
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sorry Waluigi yes on my son's fireplace fixed it with fixed it with weber set plus with the AD250 mixed into the adhesive , but not been back to see if it's took fingers crossed it has
Onto brick/block? Mechanical fixings are needed...........
 
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Impish thanks for that, yes I'm as ugly & as big as him lol, No seriously Hardie backer is heavier & bloody mess to say the less so that why I'm looking for an alternative board yes the price is important but not if the board does its job,Waluigi thanks I will now mechanically fix the hardiebacker to the wall will 100mm screws & washers thanks
 

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If it was a straight forward overboard(no ufh) it would still be Hardie 250 for me.
If it was UFH on top of an overboard, 10mm Marmox or Wedi
 

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For me it's nmp on floors, xps on walls, as general rule, even with the extra labour of adding more timbers to give 300mm centers the ease of xps makes it worth it,
 

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I have always used 10 mm Delta type board on floorboards over the last 15 years.
 
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