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SpeedSet 25 lb. Gray Fortified Thinset Mortar

$15.47 / each
If you buy 20 or more
$13.92 / each
  • Quick setting mortar for time critical installations
  • Allows grouting in 2 hours and traffic in 6 hours
  • Great for tile repairs and smaller jobs

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SpeedSet Fortified Thin-Set Mortar is a strong polymer-modified mortar that sets quickly for time critical installations. Add water, apply and let the mortar cure for 6 hours. For tile repairs and small jobs. Great for commercial use and cold temperatures. Cures rapidly to allow grouting within 2 hours and traffic within 6 hours.

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  • For tile repairs and small jobs
  • Strong polymer-modified mortar
  • Great for commercial use and cold temperatures
  • Cures rapidly to allow grouting within 2 hours and traffic within 6 hours

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I want to use this for latex rubber molds,or plastic molds,or silicone molds ?garden statues ?

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March 29, 2013
I see it has polyfiber in it,Whats the pci on the concrete ?
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May 22, 2015
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yes you can use it. if you know how to properly care for your molds. Ive worked for 30 years in the custom building design industry. what people forget is its the ones who know the history of the materials we use that set the standards others copy
just remember heat will buiid its a chemical reaction, better yet go study upon concrete history past (roman) and present( commercial construction)
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August 20, 2013
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Your finished product will be crumbly. It is mortar not concrete, yes it contains cement but it's designed to be sandwiched between the tile and the substrate. I think there is a quick setting concrete product, I would use that.
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April 27, 2013
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I ment PSI on the cement 3500,>2500,1500 ?
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April 2, 2013
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Hi there, thank you for contacting us. SpeedSet is quick setting polymer modified mortar used for the installation of ceramic, porcelain tiles. Not sure by what you refer to pci on the concrete. Please contact our Installation Division at 800-272-8786
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April 1, 2013
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I could see it being easy to pour, I would allow overnight set up despite it's rapid set rating. However, I have doubts about it's durability if left raw and exposed to the elements. Not sure about pci.
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will the grey color affect the color of white grout

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January 18, 2013
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Bullhead City
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June 21, 2016
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No it shouldn't as it should be cleaned from the grout line as you go. But it will show through clear or glass tiles as grey - so make sure you use the white product under clear or glass tiles.
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July 22, 2014
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Not if you clean out the grout joints. If they are not cleaned well the grey color could possibly bleed through.
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January 21, 2013
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Hi there, thank you for contacting us. Color does not affect grout as long as mortar residue is removed from grout joints and cleaned off surface of tile. If you have further questions please contact our technical department at 800-272-8786.
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January 19, 2013
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It won't if your grout joints are clean and layer of grout is uniformly thick. The best method is to scrape or tool mortar away from edges of tile as you lay them. You can also squeeze the edge of a damp sponge into grout joint and remove wet mortar as you go. Even then you'll need to carefully inspect and remove any mortar that remains that would show through grout. It's best to inspect as soon as dry Read More
It won't if your grout joints are clean and layer of grout is uniformly thick. The best method is to scrape or tool mortar away from edges of tile as you lay them. You can also squeeze the edge of a damp sponge into grout joint and remove wet mortar as you go. Even then you'll need to carefully inspect and remove any mortar that remains that would show through grout. It's best to inspect as soon as dry time has elapsed, as mortar will hopefully still be soft and easier to remove. Read Less
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Is this product sanded or unsanded?

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April 17, 2013
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July 22, 2014
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It is a Thinset-Thinset substitute. There is a sand consistency when mixed but the sanded/unsanded issue would apply when you grout the joints after the thiset sets up and the tile/stone is secure. In most situations you would want some ability to buildup the thiset to balance out sub-floor or underlayment issues.
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February 18, 2014
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It's sanded. It's mortar!
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The Speed Set Mortar is sanded. For more information, please contact our technical installation department at (800) 282-8786
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Water to powder ratio

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Does anyone know the ratio to parts water to powder for mixing?
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July 25, 2016
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The approximate mixing ratio for the SpeedSet Fortified Thin-set Mortar is (3) parts powder to (1) part water; A "Peanut-Butter" like consistency is appropriate. For further assistance please contact our installation division at 800.272.8786 option 2
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July 25, 2016
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It's 3 parts powder to 1 part water by weight.
The whole bag directions are to mix 4 quarts, or 3.79 liters of water, to 25 pounds or 11.34 kilograms of product.
A liter of water is defined as weighing 1 kilogram, so it's easier to figure out this out in the metric system. 11.34 / 3.79 = 2.99., or 3:1 by weight.
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Customer Reviews

Rated 4.0 out of 5 by 66 reviewers.
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Worked like it was supposed to. Product worked the wayexpected to and made the project easier. The tile did not fall when we installed it. August 23, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Sets up to fast I sets up to fast. It would be good for a small job but not the larger job I was doing August 30, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Sets before out of the bucket Following the mixing directions to the letter doesn't work bc this product hardens before you can get 2 tiles set. We eventually played with the formula to get a couple of tiles up, but wasted 2 bags in the process. For repairs just use traditional setting mortar and deal with not using area for the time required. Never buying this again. August 16, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by have to get your toilet back in today? speed set is the answer I hear you're interested in tiling your bathroom floor? But I thought you only had one bath. thats a two day job with dry time. What if there is a bathroom emergency? outside? laundry tub? bucket? No, No. Just use custom brand speed set and you can grout the same day and reinstall you toilet in no time. I don't know if custom has hired scientists or magicians but they know how to accelerate drying time like no other. Within hours of setting my bathroom floor I was able to mix and spread my fine flashed walnut grout and take care of business. Flash forward a couple hours and my grout was dry enough to reset my toilet. The look on my beautiful wifes face was priceless as she used the toilet just a mere 10 hours after I had first taken it out. Worth the extra money right there. Thank you speed set! July 4, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Speed set Good product for saving time, set your tile and grout all in one day. August 2, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Thinset It works as claimed, it set up fine. Follow the directions. June 28, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Really Speedy! Only needed enough for a 2 sf area tile repair so had difficulty getting good consistency for install. A week later HD had a re-mixed product that I would have preferred to use - oh well! June 21, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Words of Caution Very inconsistent. I needed to grout my laundry room soon after installing tile, so I mixed up 1/3 of the bag. It set up in about 20 minutes which is faster than advertised, but serviceable I thought. Then I mixed up the remaining 2/3 and it went off before I could carry the bucket into the house. I think I got 1 tile down and I was fully prepped and ready. Later I mixed up another 1/3 bag batch that went for over 30 minutes when I used it all. So very inconsistent pot life. Consider yourself warned. Not for beginners. May 4, 2016
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