This Day On The Street
Continue to site right-arrow
This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here
Stocks Under $10 with 50-100% upside potential - 14 days FREE!

James Hardie® Backer Board Most Preferred Among Tile And Stone Installers

A national survey of tile and stone contractors has recognized HardieBacker ® by James Hardie Building Products Inc. (NYSE: JHX) to be the preferred brand of backer board for floor and wall tile installations.

The brand survey, conducted by Clear Seas Research, in partnership with the National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA), identified the manufacturers that tile and stone installation contractors primarily use and/or prefer. The survey addressed a number of categories, including backer boards for floor and wall tile. James Hardie HardieBacker ® cement board was preferred by nearly half the survey respondents for floor tile installations and more than one-third of respondents for wall tile installations, making it the highest overall rated backer board product. HardieBacker board was credited by contractors as being the best product, easy to use, high performance and readily available.

“We’ve put a lot of work into developing HardieBacker cement board and I think this survey shows that,” said Mark Wallace, Interior Product Manager. “It doesn’t get the consumer attention of a highly visible product like our market-leading HardiePlank ® exterior home siding, but to thousands of builders and contractors across the country, it’s a ‘beautiful’ product because it performs exactly like they need it to.”

The margin of contractor preference was significant. The survey showed 49 percent preferred James Hardie for floor tile installations and 38 percent of all contractors preferred the manufacturer for wall tile installations.

Produced with James Hardie’s proprietary cement formulation and optimized for wet area applications, HardieBacker underlayment is one of the lightest cement boards available. It cuts easily (even in tight, awkward spaces), requires only a box knife cutter to execute a score and snap, has superior tile bond strength, and will not scratch porcelain or enamel surfaces. HardieBacker board is available in a 3’ x 5’ and 4’ x 8’ sizes. The 3’ x 5’ x ¼” board features the exclusive EZ Grid® recessed fastener pattern to make installation even easier.

1 of 2

Select the service that is right for you!

Action Alerts PLUS
Try it NOW

Jim Cramer and Stephanie Link actively manage a real portfolio and reveal their money management tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
  • Weekly roundups
TheStreet Quant Ratings
Try it NOW
Only $49.95/yr

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
  • Upgrade/downgrade alerts
Stocks Under $10
Try it NOW

David Peltier, uncovers low dollar stocks with extraordinary upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
  • Weekly roundups
Dividend Stock Advisor
Try it NOW

Jim Cramer's protege, David Peltier, identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.

Product Features:
  • Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
  • Alerts when market news affect the portfolio
  • Bi-weekly updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
Real Money Pro
Try it NOW

All of Real Money, plus 15 more of Wall Street's sharpest minds delivering actionable trading ideas, a comprehensive look at the market, and fundamental and technical analysis.

Product Features:
  • Real Money + Doug Kass Plus 15 more Wall Street Pros
  • Intraday commentary & news
  • Ultra-actionable trading ideas
Options Profits
Try it NOW

Our options trading pros provide daily market commentary and over 100 monthly option trading ideas and strategies to help you become a well-seasoned trader.

Product Features:
  • 100+ monthly options trading ideas
  • Actionable options commentary & news
  • Real-time trading community
  • Options TV
To begin commenting right away, you can log in below using your Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, OpenID or Yahoo login credentials. Alternatively, you can post a comment as a "guest" just by entering an email address. Your use of the commenting tool is subject to multiple terms of service/use and privacy policies - see here for more details.
Submit an article to us!


DOW 18,078.89 +48.68 0.27%
S&P 500 2,090.30 +8.42 0.40%
NASDAQ 4,800.3320 +26.86 0.56%

Brokerage Partners

Rates from

  • Mortgage
  • Credit Cards
  • Auto

Free Newsletters from TheStreet

My Subscriptions:

After the Bell

Before the Bell

Booyah! Newsletter

Midday Bell

TheStreet Top 10 Stories

Winners & Losers

Register for Newsletters
Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs