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 […]

Rapid-dry tile and uncoupling membrane mortar

Ardex S 28 from Ardex is said to be a high-performance, rapid drying and rapid hardening, microfibre-reinforced, polymer-modified tile and stone mortar for interior installations. The mortar is also said to be highly flexible with virtually no shrinkage and an extended open time of 45 minutes, making it suitable for large and super format tile […]

Rapid setting sloping mortar

SpeedSlope from Custom Building Products is said to be a rapid setting, rapid hardening, polymer-modified, pre-blended, cement based mortar bed and sloping mortar for leveling and ramping up to 3 in. on horizontal substrates, and up to 5 in. thick in confined areas such as trenches. The product may also be used for walls and […]