Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 24
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Shane no slip or sag are the biggest benefits
This product is used by mainly professionals that don't want there tiles to sag on the wall regardless of using spacers, some tile like tumbled marble are almost impossible to use spacers, and simplifies the installation of floor tile for a more flush install. It will set up fast on backer boards so you won't have time to readjust tile set 20-30 min earlier. Some won't like it for that reason. Once you learn how to work with it, it is a good product, it has a specific purpose. Mix up small batches until you get used to it. Over 25yrs exp.
April 28, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by coolvyakti Good product for stone tiles, worked very well.
Good product for putting up tiles. Used it for kitchen back splash. Worked well. Don't know its long term performance because I did the project very recently. I wish they could have an option for 25 lbs bag, instead of just 50 lbs. That can be a waste for a small project.
March 3, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by KMM53 Best and strongest thinset available
The thinset works for a variety of applications, tile, travertine and marble on both vertical and horizontal surfaces. The directions make it sound more difficult to use than it is. i found the best experience was to add water and thoroughly mix until it is the consistency of peanut butter. For larger tiles / stones, mix it more loose so that you can work the tiles more easily. For smaller tiles, mix it slightly more firm.
Also, I attempted to remove an 18" X 18" tile applied to Durock..., when the tile came up, it ripped up the Durock with it. It has a strong bond, so make sure you get your layout correct. I filled the damaged area with this same mix and it worked out fine.
October 29, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Jo59 Wish it came in gray.
I purchased several bags to lay down some slate floor tile. I chose this product because it was a medium bed mortar so I knew it could handle the weight of the slate. It mixes well, the bags are off by sometimes almost a pound. I always weigh prior to mixing. The only wish is - I wish it would have come in gray.
February 25, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Scottrtravel Product made my DIY shower project a breeze.....
This product was so easy to mix, and worked perfectly with my Marble tile for my DIY shower project. It has a great holding property, and made my project easier and gave me peace of mind that i made the best choice to use.
May 13, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Steve Great results from this product
The material is expensive but it out performs others I have used in the past. I am restoring a slate porch floor and will be installing a compass rose in the center. The work is slow for me but i=so far it looks great.
July 29, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ramkam excellent product!!
excellent product! I highly recommend it especially for marble installation.
January 13, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DIYerPeter Dries white - worked well for me
My home remodeling (pretty much everything has been remodeled) has been the first time I've ever done any remodeling work, so I definitely don't have years of experience...however, I can say that this mortar worked well for me to set granite tile on my bathroom walls and floors (NOT in the shower), and marble backsplash in my kitchen.
The mortar is a greyish white when first mixed - but it turns very white when dry. I'm using Thassos marble for my backsplash, and it's a pure-white marble (no veining), so I was worried about possible bleeding of ANY color into the marble. I slapped a large amount of the mortar on some backer board and set a broken scrap white marble tile on it to test it....and it dried just fine (marble is still snow white with absolutely no staining/bleeding).
The mortar worked well for me on the granite wall tile as well, and I had to install it on existing drywall in some places, and new 1/2" backerboard in others. As long as you mix the mortar well and with the manufacturer's instructed amount of water, it maintains a great consistency and truly doesn't slip off the wall (if you don't use too much - I used a 1/4" square trowel and it came out fine, with just a very thin, flat buttering on the back of the tile...I know many people use a V trowel with premix thin set for walls, but I didn't feel comfortable trusting heavy granite tile with it).
July 8, 2010