Large-and-heavy-tile mortars offer high transfer technology

Mapei has introduced the Keraflex line of mortars, designed for use with large and heavy tiles. The four polymer-modified mortars are said to share the innovative trait of high material transfer onto the backs of tiles, while retaining impressive non-sag/nonslump properties. They are also suitable for edge-leveling clip applications. Easy to mix, the Keraflex mortars […]

One-step large and heavy tile mortar

Laticrete has announced Multimax Lite, a one-step, non-sag, large and heavy tile mortar for interior and exterior ceramic tile, porcelain tile, glass tile and stone installations. The 25 lb bag is said to have the coverage of 50 lb traditional mortar. Equipped with anti-microbial technology to protect the treated article, the product contains no silica […]

Patching and finishing compound create smooth surface

The calcium aluminate based, patching and finishing compound from CustomTech Flooring called Silk is said to provide a smooth finish to a variety of substrates prior to the installation of floor coverings. Formulated with Controlled Cure Technology, the compound helps eliminate installation problems of bond failure, crumbling, mildew and staining of resilient flooring due to […]

Thick mortar tackles commercial and industrial installations

Thick Bed Bedding Mortar from Custom Building Products is suitable for ceramic and natural stone tiles. The pre-blended underlayment specifically designed to float a mortar bed for ceramic and natural stone tile is said to be easy to mix and use, eliminating the need for site mixing of sand and cement. The mortar’s 3:1 mix […]

Large format tile and uncoupling membrane mortar

The Ardex S 28 Microtec rapid-set, rapid-dry, super-format tile and uncoupling membrane mortar from Ardex Americas is a microfibre-reinforced, polymer-modified tile and stone product for interior installations. The mortar is said to be highly flexible with virtually no shrinkage and has an extended open time, making it suitable for large and super-format tile and stone […]

Mortar suitable for floors, walls and submerged area

Planitop 330 Fast from Mapei is said to be a quick-setting, polymer-modified, fibre-reinforced cementitious rendering, patching and leveling mortar for interior and exterior walls, floors and submerged areas. It can be applied from 1/8 to 1-1/4 in. (3 mm to 3.2 cm) in thickness to ramp, smooth or level surfaces. Eliminating the need for a […]

Mortar suitable for floors, walls and submerged area

Planitop 330 Fast from Mapei is said to be a quick-setting, polymer-modified, fibre-reinforced cementitious rendering, patching and leveling mortar for interior and exterior walls, floors and submerged areas. It can be applied from 1/8 to 1-1/4 in. (3 mm to 3.2 cm) in thickness to ramp, smooth or level surfaces. Eliminating the need for a […]

Lightweight thin-set mortar covers wide application range

Laticrete has introduced 257 Titanium, a thin-set mortar designed for installing gauged porcelain tile (GPT) and gauged porcelain tile panels/slabs (GPTP) in commercial, residential and industrial applications. Due to its exceptional wetting out properties, superior transfer and 60-minute open time, the ANSI A118.15-rated mortar is said to ensure maximum coverage and a high-strength bond that […]

Thin-set mortars for tile, board and membrane applications

Three types of thin-set mortar from Schluter-Systems have been announced: Schluter Set unmodified, Schluter All-Set modified, and Schluter Fast-Set rapid-setting. The thin-set mortars, including the All-Set and Fast-Set modified varieties, can be used to set tile over Schluter-Ditra, Ditra-Heat, Kerdi and Kerdi-Board products. Schluter Set unmodified thin-set mortar is approved to set tile, including porcelain […]

Skim coating product suitable for institutional applications

Drytek Skimcoat from Laticrete is a low VOC, UL Greenguard certified skim coating product suitable for projects in schools and hospitals. The product sets so that contractors are able to install a finished flooring as soon as 20 minutes after application. The formula and packaging is said to provide the installer with features such as […]