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VersaBond Gray 50 lb. Fortified Thin-Set Mortar

$14.47 /each
  • Cost-efficient, all-purpose mortar
  • Reliable and easy to use
  • Polymer-modified to provide good bond strength

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Model # MTSG50

Internet # 100162542

Store SKU # 399727

Store SO SKU # 1001027908

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.

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  • 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

Dimensions
Maximum coverage area (sq. ft.) 
100 
Product Width (in.) 
14 
Details
Additive required 
Water 
Color Family 
Grays 
Commercial / Residential 
Commercial / Residential 
Dry time (hours) 
24 
Floor/wall use 
Floor and wall 
Flooring Product Type 
Ceramic Floor/Wall Tile 
Indoor/Outdoor 
Indoor/Outdoor 
Mold and mildew resistant 
Yes 
Product Weight (lb.) 
50 lb 
Product type 
Mortar 
Returnable 
90-Day 
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty 
1 year product 

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Gray or White?

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This mortar comes in gray or white. Can anyone explain to me why you would use one color over the other? Thank you,
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Tulsa, Ok
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February 3, 2016
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Since ceramic is opaque, we use gray and for porcelain we use white because some porcelains are translucent enough that the gray can show through enough to darken it slightly.
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November 14, 2015
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Because glass tiles sometimes transparent so they require white underlayment so they will looks not too dark.
Grey suitable for any non-transparent tiles.
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October 15, 2015
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Thank you for all the great answers.
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Ballston Lake, NY
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October 14, 2015
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As I understand it, the only time you'd normally use the white thinset (which costs a little bit more) is if you are using a translucent tile or mosaic, or if you are planning to use a white or very light colored grout.
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Kansas City
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October 5, 2015
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Depends on what you are using it for, we use it to install dry stack granite tile, so there is no grout, we use gray for most installations, but for lighter stones we use the white so if some does show through it isn't as visible
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October 5, 2015
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Ususally installers use white mortar when setting light color tile or stone or when grouting with light color grouts. Darker tile use gray mortar, lighter tile use white mortar. On grouting sometimes when you miss a spot when cleaning the edge of the tile, the white thinset won't be as noticeable at gray mortar will.
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Can I use this to set tile on vinyl floor?

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North Carolina Foothills
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February 23, 2016
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I've personally used this directly over vinyl sheet flooring, and it works great. Just make sure your vinyl is adhered properly and not loose or lifting around the edges.
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St Augustine FL
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February 11, 2014
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NO, remove the vinyl first, please...
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January 24, 2014
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I would not. The vinyl should be removed any way possible. Best if used on cement or cement board / hardy backer.
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Pipe Creek
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January 14, 2014
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The instructions on the bag state it can be applied upon sheet vinyl flooring. - I've only used it on plywood sub-flooring.
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November 15, 2013
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Hi there, VersaBond is suitable for setting tile on Vinyl Sheeting. If you need further assistance please contact our installation division at 800.272.8786
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CAN THIS PRODUCT BE USE TO CEMENT TILE ON DITRA?

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January 23, 2014
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According to the booklet that comes with the Ditra product, the manufacturer recommends different combinations for installing the Ditra membrane depending on situation: for underlayments which are OSB, plywood or existing vinyl use latex/modified thinset. For underlayments of concrete or Hardibacker type, use unmodified thinset. They always recommend unmodified thinset for tile install onto Ditra Read More
According to the booklet that comes with the Ditra product, the manufacturer recommends different combinations for installing the Ditra membrane depending on situation: for underlayments which are OSB, plywood or existing vinyl use latex/modified thinset. For underlayments of concrete or Hardibacker type, use unmodified thinset. They always recommend unmodified thinset for tile install onto Ditra membrane.
The reason being you are enclosing the thinset between impermeable layers and drying tile will increase significantly with latex modified. Latex modified thinsets require air drying to work well Read Less
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Yes and no. Ditra requires Latex P.C. Mortar between the subfloor and the Ditra, and unmodified thin-set mortar between the mat and the tile. Check the labels carefully to ensure you select the correct type, it can sometimes mean the difference between cracked grout down the road.
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Yes. Not to set ditra to subfloor though. Use non modified because the modified needs air to cure properly.
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January 23, 2014
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Contact Ditra for recommendation on mortas to install tiles. VersaBond is latex modified.
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Can I use this for my shower floor to lay tile?

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Finishing up a shower, I tried the premixed and it came lose and needed to tear up after 2 days of use
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May 17, 2016
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Yes, the product is used to installed ceramic floor and tile.
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May 17, 2016
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VersaBond Fortified Thin -Set Mortar may be used to set most tile in a shower floor application. For further assistance please contact our installation division at 800.272.8786 option 2
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Yes you can, but there are a number of things involved besides the mortar that could cause your problem with tiles coming loose.
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Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 166 reviewers.
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Good thin-set mortar. This thin-set mortar is a quality mortar and fairly easy to use. However, it does have a fairly short set time so you need to install your tile quickly. Also, I highly recommend that you remove all excess mortar from between your tile prior to it completely drying as it is much harder to remove once it has fully set. I use a painters knife to remove the excess mortar and quickly wipe the tile edges with a paper towel. This leaves a clean groove for installing your grout once the mortar has completely cured. April 5, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great product for applying heavy veneer stone to cinder block wall Product is easy to mix with heavy duty drill to obtain the desired consistency. I have tried other brands but Versabond is the best Provides great adhesion March 22, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Excellent product This stuff is a little hard to mix in large quantities without a mixer that connects to a drill but it was easy to work with May 24, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Versabond Gray Versabond is a great multi purpose thin set mortar. It does not trowel out as tall as the LFT mortar for large format tiles, but anything 16x16 or less this is ideal. I can purchase this cheaper at my local retailor but THD has a store on every corner as more convenient. May 17, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Works great. Have used this mortar several times...easy to use and works great. May 10, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by good value This product works every time and is easy to use. The price is right for everyone to use. May 10, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Thin Set Mortar This is great mortar to use when installing indoor or outdoor tile. My husband was very creative in laying miscellaneous tile in a variety of patterns to create an exceptional Arizona room atmosphere. May 19, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Flooring Good product meets requirements of for tile installation May 10, 2016
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