Installation

SelectCrete Brand Cement Backerboard® - Recommended Usage



Score and Snap

With a scoring tool and straight edge, score through fiberglass mesh on one side, then snap edge and cut mesh on the opposite side. To make cutouts for fixtures outline the cut with a hole saw.
Score and Snap
"Score and Snap" process


Floor and Countertops

Install over supported exterior grade plywood (min 5/8"). On floors, place SelectCrete with joints staggered from sub-floor joints. On countertops, make sure plywood has slits cut into the panel to prevent warping. Apply a waterproof membrane over plywood to further protect from warping. For both floors and countertops use a 1/4" notch trowel and laminate SelectCrete to surface with thin-set mortar leaving 1/8" spaces between boards, fasten them to the plywood with 1-1/4" corrosion resistant screws spaced 8" on center. Pre-fill spaces with thin-set mortar and level joints.
Floors
Floor install
Countertop install
Countertop install


Exterior and Interior Walls

Install moisture barrier over plywood or on a 16" center studding. Screw SelectCrete to plywood or studding with minimum 1-1/4" corrosion resistant screws spaced 8" on center, stagger panels leaving 1/8" gap between panels. For interior walls fill joints with thin-set mortar. Embed 2" wide pvc coated fiberglass tape then fill tapered joint flush and flat with surface. On exterior walls before applying stucco pre-wet walls where stucco is to be applied.
Exterior walls
Exterior walls
Interior walls
Interior walls