Installing a cement board is a great way to add a solid, durable base for a ceramic tile floor: It is permanently bound to the tile with thin-set mortar, according to The Family Handyman. To install cement board on a flo... More »

There are five basic steps to paint a cement board: 1) clean the board area to be painted; 2) make sure the board area to be painted is completely dry; 3) prep and prime the cement board; 4) apply paint; and 5) apply sea... More »

An exterior cement board is a type of siding product used to cover and protect exterior walls. One of the primary reasons people use cement board on exterior walls is because of its durability and ability to stand up to ... More »

To install a backer board for tile, lay the boards over the subfloor, cut obstruction points, spread thinset mortar over the subfloor, and screw the boards to the floor. It takes approximately one hour to complete 1 squa... More » Home & Garden Home Maintenance

Install ceramic floor tile by cutting and laying the cement board, snapping chalk lines, applying adhesive, laying the tiles, cutting tiles for the room's edges, and adding grout and sealant. You need ceramic tile, a wet... More » Home & Garden Home Maintenance Carpentry

To tile a shower stall, first install a vapor barrier, flashing and cement board to the walls. Make holes for the plumbing and a level line around the stall for the first course of tiles. This line indicates the ending p... More » Home & Garden Home Maintenance Building Materials

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... More » Home & Garden Home Maintenance Building Materials