Rated 2.7 out of 5Â by 23
Rated 5 out of 5Â by 71Velle Good Product
Easy to work with product. I tend to get some air bubbles at times, but I wonder if that is because I put it on too thick. This product claims to be the low-dust, but no matter what, you will always end up with a mess when sanding.
June 10, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5Â by lucentray SIMPLESET GRAY 3-1/2 GAL. PRE-MIXED THIN-SET MORTAR
It's all about convenience with this 3.5 gallon bucket. Thin-set is ready to go from the bucket...no water or mixing needed.
August 26, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5Â by JustMe Expensive
The product was easy to use but cost a lot more then the mix it your self types of Thin-Set Mortar. Great for smaller jobs (200 SQ or less) but if you are doing a larger job I wouldn't pay the extra.
August 12, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5Â by NYfamhandyman Read, prep, add more drying time than stated - not as terrible as other reviews
Someone has to give this product an average review. Under the best conditions and small tile this product might dry in 24 hours. Under 12x12 ceramic tile expect 72 hours or longer. This will adhere to old cutback adhesive, floor paint, and other surfaces not ideal for tiling projects. Expect to use at least 2x the proposed coverage. Trowel as directed on floor and back-butter tile for best adhesion then stay off it for 3 full days. I can't remove the cured tiles without damaging the tile (what you expect) and it certainly won't clean up at this point - again, what you expect. It's a different product than the bag mix - read up and test. 12x12 ceramic tile in basement, 65 degrees, over old cutback, floor paint and less than perfect cement. Would I recommend...sure. Just get a gallon size and test. Knowing what you are getting into is 1/2 the battle...and every "pro" should know that no two jobs are the same.
January 27, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5Â by JayPD Horrible product; save your money
Save yourself a lot of money and frustration and avoid this product. Buy one of the quality bagged powder thinset mortars that Home Depot sells.
Trying to save some time, I used this premixed mortar on a kitchen floor remodel (ceramic tiles). After about 3 months, one of the tiles cracked when stepped on. The mortar below was evenly distributed with no air pockets. It cracked because even after being down for several months underneath the tiles, the thinset was still the consistency of thick ice cream. After almost 90 days, it still hadn't hardened.
You can't put a lid on a bucket and prevent REAL mortar from hardening. Whatever the chemical compound in this premix is, it's definitely not up to the quality of a good hand-mixed thinset mortar.
May 16, 2010