Why use a performance board?
There are many reasons to opt for using performance boards as the tile backer board of choice for your project:
Tile hanging weights
Current design trends for tiles are moving towards larger format or heavier premium tiling materials such as porcelain or natural stone. The higher the hanging weight, the more support is needed behind the tile to ensure dimensional stability with no slippage.
Standard plasterboard or plywood hold up to 30kg per m2, whereas Hardie® Backer tile backerboard is the strongest substrate on the market; offering up to 200 kg per m2 of tile hanging weight, more than double the tile hanging strength of any competitive product.
In real terms, this means that when you choose Hardie® Backer board, you can use any tile finish you like: from ceramic, travertine, porcelain and slate to marble, granite, onyx and quartzite. If it’s a tile available on the UK market, you can use it, no matter the material or size.