James Hardie Building Products has announced the addition of Hardibacker 500 Ceramic Tile Backerboard for Walls to its interior product line. Designed for ceramic tile wall applications, the ½” backerboard allows for smooth transitions with drywall. For vertical applications, it utilizes a new nailing pattern that is dotted 8” on center. Hardibacker 500 is available in 3’ x 5’ sheets, is easily installed, and only requires a cut from one side using the score and snap method or can be cut with a snapper shear, the company says.