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    Default FIBEROCK Tile Backerboard vs HardieBacker Cement Board

    Question to an expert- what is the difference between:

    FIBEROCK Tile Backerboard:

    http://www.homedepot.ca/product/fibe...-x-5-ft/911233

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    HardieBacker Cement Board:

    http://www.homedepot.ca/product/hard...3x5x042/996568

    When it comes for tiles installation.

    I have heard that FIBEROCK Tile Backerboard would not require any insulation material behind it as it moisture resistant already. Plus it will not crack during installation.

    Also how do I finish joints? The same way for HardieBacker Cement Board?


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    I have heard that FIBEROCK Tile Backerboard would not require any insulation material behind it as it moisture resistant already. Plus it will not crack during installation.


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    They both can wick some moisture, neither is degraded if it does get wet, but neither is truly waterproof and you should have a vapor barrier behind it UNLESS you use a waterproofing layer on top of it. If you screw too close to an edge, you can damage either. I tend to use Hardibacker. Either works. It was funny in the video, when grouting, what the guy is doing verses what they say you should do are not the same! You will pull some grout out of the joints if you do not go diagonally and he was rubbing at 90-degrees. Their instructions on setting and measuring work okay IF the tile has little built-in spacers and are designed to be butted - the spacers leave enough room for the grout. Many tile does not have those built-in spacers, and the spacing can vary all over the place depending on your personal preference and the tile selected, so the measuring process could be way off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnfrwhipple View Post
    Jim i thought you use drywall. Now it's hardibacker? Really? Did you read your posts from the other day?
    Stop being such a jerk...I've NEVER advocated drywall anywhere in a wet area unless following Schluter's approved methods...this is not one and you know it!
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    Don't worry Jim.... Whipple is just being Whipple. This is one of the last remaining forums he hasn't been booted from. He will tow the line.

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