Installing the right underlayment behind or below ceramic tile can prevent unattractive broken tiles, swollen walls and spongy floors. According to Brian Coppola, owner of BC Services Home Improvement in Orange County, California, selecting the right tile underlayment for installation is a simple process. "I use Hardibacker® on every job." says Brian. "I started using Hardibacker because I wanted a cement board that was easy to use and wasn't messy or abrasive." Brian continued, "I wouldn't trust my reputation in the hands of a lesser board. After I finish a job, I can walk away knowing that my work and reputation is protected by Hardibacker." John Dufeif, a Baltimore-area custom-home builder and remodeler shares similar feelings. "Use the best quality materials," advises Dufeif. "What's behind the tile," he says, "is just as important as the tile itself."