To install HardieBacker board, cut the panels to size, screw to the wall with galvanized backer board screws, apply fiberglass tape at the seams and seal the seams with a thin-set mortar. Use a level to ensure the boards are set properly before screwing them in place.Know More
To install cement boards around a shower surround:
Measure the length and width of the shower walls and determine how many panels are needed for installation. Use as many full panels as possible.
Use a piece of cardboard to create a template for the tub's handles and spout, as well as the shower head.
Use a carbide-tipped blade and jigsaw to score and cut the cement board. For full pieces, score the front of the cement board and push on the back side to break the board. Then cut through the fiberglass mesh. For handle and spout holes, use a carbide jigsaw or hole saw blade to cut the holes.
Use a level to ensure the studs are level with one another, and use a planer to cut down the high spots.
Use shims between the tub and the boards to create a 1/4-inch gap, and use galvanized screws to attach the boards to the studs. Leave a 1/8-inch gap between the boards.
Use a fiberglass tape along the seams, and then apply a thin-set mortar over the tape to create the seal.
To install wall tiles in a bathroom, prepare the walls, and cut backerboard, and apply it to the wall with adhesive. Make a layout tool, and use it to mark the position of each tile on the wall. Secure the tiles to the backerboard with adhesive, and grout the joints.Full Answer >
Some tips for installing laminate countertops include asking the laminate cutter to double check the fittings of the seams to ensure the cabinets are level and asking a friend to help with the installation process. Additionally, use shims to level out any low spots under the laminate to further ensure a level surface, and caulk the area between the countertop and the backsplash.Full Answer >
After unpacking and assembling the air filter, separate the plenum from rest of the air conditioning system, set the air handler over the plenum and seal the ducts with mastic and butyl or fiberglass tape, advises SF Gate. Ideally, air handlers should be installed on a temperate day.Full Answer >
MDF is medium-density fiberboard, a popular material used to mass produce furniture. Manufacturers make MDF using glue and very fine wood residue. The wood residue comes from the mill ends of dimensional lumber and logs that sawmills reject for other uses.Full Answer >