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    Custom Building Products   VersaBond Gray 50 lb. Fortified Thin-Set Mortar

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    • Description
      • For most standard installations
      • Fast setting even in cold weather
      • floors, walls or countertops
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      Custom Building Products VersaBond 50 lb. Fortified Thin-Set Mortar is a professional formula, all-purpose mortar, polymer-modified to provide good bond strength for floor and tile projects. VersaBond cures quickly even in cold climates and adheres to most surfaces. This is a cost-efficient, all-purpose mortar.

      • For use over concrete, cement backerboards, drywall, exterior grade plywood, existing ceramic tile, vinyl flooring and plastic laminates
      • For indoor or outdoor applications
      • Great for a wide variety of tile and stone floors, walls and countertops
      • Polymer modified, high-grade mortar offers strong bonds
      • Reliable and easy to use
      • Dries in 24 hours
      • Covers up to 100 sq. ft.
      • Meets ANSI A118.4 and A118.11 specifications without the need for additives
      • Add water and mix to apply
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    • Specifications
      Additive required :
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      Commercial / Residential :
      Commercial / Residential
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      Floor/wall use :
      Floor and wall
      Flooring Material Features :
      Mold/mildew resistant
      Flooring Product Type :
      Flooring Powder Mortar
      Flooring Use Type :
      Indoor/Outdoor :
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      Product type :
      Thin-set mortar
      Returnable :
      Use Location :
      Floor,Interior wall
    • Reviews

      Ratings & Reviews

      97% of customers recommend this product
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      • Easy to Use
      • January 16, 2015
      • Recommended Product

      So, a couple of do-it-yourself tile books I have talk about thinset in almost mystical terms as how hard it is to mix, get the consistency right, and have good adhesion. I poked around the net, and found someone who measured out a 50# bag of versabond, cup by cup. The magic ratio is 11 cups thinset to 4 cups water. I used this ratio, and my very first batch was absolutely perfect. I was laying 16" tiles, so I could put down about 6 tiles (I was using a 1/4 x 3/8 notched trowel) before I had to mix more. The key was that the troweled peaks did not sag, nor were they gritty (too much water, too little, respectively). I checked adhesion and it was fantastic. If you follow the mix ratio above, you get slightly less than 1 gallon of thinset. I was able to easily mix this in a plastic pail with an 18V Dewalt. I have also used the pre-mix thinset, but wanted to try the Versabond because it is so much less expensive. I'm glad I did. The picture below is Montagna Cortina, carried by Home Depot, along with Hardiebacker. Over the past few years, I've completed two baths, a backsplash, and some decorative tiling with this combination.

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