My Super Secret Way to Install Bathroom Floor Tile-Part 2

My Super Secret Way to Install Bathroom Floor Tile-Part 2

My Super Secret Way to Install Bathroom Floor Tile-Part 2

Do you want to change how your bathroom looks but dont know whether you can do it yourself? I use to feel this way, too.

In order to save money Ive undertaken a ton of projects on my own home as well as several rental houses. Im here to tell you that if I can do this stuff so can you .

I work hard to understand the installation process of remodeling before I begin any project.

My goal with Home Repair Tutor is to share my renovation techniques so that youll know exactly what to expect once you get started.

The  last post described how I prepped my brother-in-laws wood subfloor for porcelain tile. Today Im going to share how  and why we chose HardieBacker as  a tile underlayment.

Why should you care about HardieBacker cement board? Bathroom floor tiles are beautiful but without the right substrate they will eventually crack and allow moisture to invade your wood subfloor.

So in order to avoid these painful scenarios youll want to understand some of the basics involved when using a product like HardieBacker.

I Like to Share Great Products that Help Others

Im not afraid to share fantastic products that Ive used personally. I would never recommend any product I havent utilized on my own house or rental homes. Thats just my philosophy.

And since Im constantly doing repairs or hiring contractors I feel like Im in a good position to help other home owners with their renovations.

HardieBacker is a product Ive installed several times for both ceramic and porcelain tile projects. I wouldnt tile a floor without  it.

Here are some benefits of using HardieBacker:

  • Composed of cement which isnt a food source for mold
  • Contains Moldblock technology that prevents mold formation
  • Comes in 3 by 5 panels that are light and easy to handle
  • Has 1/4 inch and 1/2 thick panels
  • It can be cut easily by scoring and snapping
  • High compressive strength, meaning tiles laid on top wont break when stepped on
  • Doesnt contain asbestos, formaldehyde, fly ash, or fiberglass
  • Moisture resistant and suitable for tub or shower surrounds
  • Can be applied over wood subfloors or floors covered with vinyl products

So those are all the reasons I use HardieBacker for tile floor projects. I hope this makes sense, but if it doesnt just ask any question youd like in the comment section below.

Choose the Right Thickness of HardieBacker

You should use 1/4 inch thick HardieBacker for floor tile applications unless 1/2 thick panels are needed for transition purposes between adjacent rooms.

One HUGE question to ask yourself is How thick will my new tile floor be?.

My Super Secret Way to Install Bathroom Floor Tile-Part 2

Youll need to do this to make sure the bathroom floor transition in the doorway wont be awkward.

You absolutely dont want to get done tiling then realize there is 1/2 inch difference between the height of your new tile and the carpet in the hallway (at this point youll definitely let out a curse word or phrase).

Watch this video to determine the size of HardieBacker thats right for your renovation.

My Super Secret Way to Install Bathroom Floor Tile-Part 2

Do you want to change how your bathroom looks but dont know whether you can do it yourself? I use to feel this way, too.

In order to save money Ive undertaken a ton of projects on my own home as well as several rental houses. Im here to tell you that if I can do this stuff so can you .

I work hard to understand the installation process of remodeling before I begin any project.

My goal with Home Repair Tutor is to share my renovation techniques so that youll know exactly what to expect once you get started.

The  last post described how I prepped my brother-in-laws wood subfloor for porcelain tile. Today Im going to share how  and why we chose HardieBacker as  a tile underlayment.

Why should you care about HardieBacker cement board? Bathroom floor tiles are beautiful but without the right substrate they will eventually crack and allow moisture to invade your wood subfloor.

So in order to avoid these painful scenarios youll want to understand some of the basics involved when using a product like HardieBacker.

I Like to Share Great Products that Help Others

Im not afraid to share fantastic products that Ive used personally. I would never recommend any product I havent utilized on my own house or rental homes. Thats just my philosophy.

And since Im constantly doing repairs or hiring contractors I feel like Im in a good position to help other home owners with their renovations.

HardieBacker is a product Ive installed several times for both ceramic and porcelain tile projects. I wouldnt tile a floor without  it.

Here are some benefits of using HardieBacker:

  • Composed of cement which isnt a food source for mold
  • Contains Moldblock technology that prevents mold formation
  • Comes in 3 by 5 panels that are light and easy to handle
  • Has 1/4 inch and 1/2 thick panels
  • It can be cut easily by scoring and snapping
  • High compressive strength, meaning tiles laid on top wont break when stepped on
  • Doesnt contain asbestos, formaldehyde, fly ash, or fiberglass
  • Moisture resistant and suitable for tub or shower surrounds
  • Can be applied over wood subfloors or floors covered with vinyl products

So those are all the reasons I use HardieBacker for tile floor projects. I hope this makes sense, but if it doesnt just ask any question youd like in the comment section below.

Choose the Right Thickness of HardieBacker

You should use 1/4 inch thick HardieBacker for floor tile applications unless 1/2 thick panels are needed for transition purposes between adjacent rooms.

One HUGE question to ask yourself is How thick will my new tile floor be?.

Youll need to do this to make sure the bathroom floor transition in the doorway wont be awkward.

You absolutely dont want to get done tiling then realize there is 1/2 inch difference between the height of your new tile and the carpet in the hallway (at this point youll definitely let out a curse word or phrase).

Watch this video to determine the size of HardieBacker thats right for your renovation.


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