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bradbo

02:52AM | 08/22/03
Member Since: 08/21/03
6 lifetime posts
what is the best subfloor to use in a bathroom that is waterproof?

Graham Flooring

09:08AM | 08/22/03
I personally like Hardibacker. Its completly water proof , and its extreamly durable.
Tip; make sure you put a bed of thinset mortar under the backerboard then fasten it down with screws, nails or staples.
also dont get any backer board over 1/4 " its really difficult to cut. And a bit of an overkill if you ask me.
Good luck.

carpetman

09:09AM | 08/22/03
Member Since: 01/26/03
542 lifetime posts
well none of them are waterproof,however backerboard is as close as you will get...use hardibacker it will be easy to prep...good luck

bradbo

05:10AM | 08/25/03
Member Since: 08/21/03
6 lifetime posts
THANK YOU GUYS BOTH OF YOU SUGGESTED THE SAME THING SO THATS WHAT IM USEING!

[This message has been edited by bradbo (edited August 25, 2003).]

AWoodFloorSpecialist

09:08PM | 08/25/03
Member Since: 07/24/03
80 lifetime posts
Actually the 1/4 inch hardibacker has more strength than the thicker hardibacker because the 1/4 inch hardibacker is produced under more pressure according to the sales rep I talked to when I worked at Home Depot.

Your critical areas are going to be your perimeters. You need a good caulking around the edges.

Franklyn
http://WoodFloorist.com



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