Rated 4.5 out of 5Â by 76
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Jethro Best all around thin-set mortar
This thin-set can be used in a shower install, over drywall on a back splash, or even on a sound plywood sub-straight. The additives in this thin-set give it excellent bond strength while still allowing flexibility that occurs during normal temperature fluctuation.
I have been using this thin-set for over 23 years and it is the best all around product I've found for setting tile bar none!
July 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Rick A must have for tile install!
Tiled my kitchen and breakfast area with 12x24 tiles and this product is wonderful to work with, easy directions to understand, application was smooth, color works great, cleans up easy as well. I did a lot of research and compared brands and for the price and durability I would highly recommend this product. Will be using it again in the near future!
July 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by LeeB Good Price, Good Product
For some reason, the gray mortar was $2 cheaper per bag than the white mortar. Couldn't figure out a difference so I bought the gray. We used it and works fine. You don't see underneath the tile anyway so I still can't figure out the price difference, but hey, it works, that's the bottom line.
August 26, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by RichE A very good thin set for installing tile
Good open time and good adhesion. Product also dried quickly enough to safely grout the next day.
April 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Robert Excellent Product!
This is my 6th bath since 2002. I enjoy doing floors/walls in my home to save some money and as spare time projects. Versabond has been used in all 6 bath projects over the last 10 years in 2 homes.
I selected Versabond products due to the competitive pricing, ease of mixing and application, consistency of the product from bag to bag and in general......it does exactly what it says it will do with no guess work providing you follow the directions. The mold / mildew formula they incorporate into the product appears to work great in the moist environment of a bathroom.
I have also used Versabond products under Schuter Ditra as an underlayment over 3/4 T&G subfloors on 16" centers as well as over concrete substrate with EXCELLENT results. No squeaks, floor movement or tile/grout line cracks .
As with any DIY project, making sure the structure/floor/walls and any different substrate issues will support your tile project is CRITICAL. Adding additional screws to the floor, putting down a Hardiboard backer to strengthen the subfloor.........what ever it takes, spend the little extra now and make sure you don't cut corners because you will suffer the consequences later.
Mixing the product is another critical area as you don't want too much or too little water. Trowel size MUST be appropriate for the size of tiles you are using.
I know when the job is completed, the Versabond products, being the common denominator holding the tiles in place, will hold up without the need for a re-do in my lifetime!!
October 26, 2012