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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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PRODUCT OVERVIEW

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 Material Features 
Mold/mildew resistant 
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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Maximum coverage area (sq. ft.): 99 - 199
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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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Las Vegas, NV 89102, USA
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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 to tile over tile (floor)

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June 14, 2016
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most definitely!
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June 11, 2016
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Yes if that tiles not loose and not polished
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May 17, 2016
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VersaBond Fortified Thin-Set Mortar may be used over pre-existing, scarified ceramic tile. For further assistance please contact our installation division at 800.272.8786 option 2
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ALLEGAN MI
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May 17, 2016
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i would not
the adhesive quality of the versabound is for cement to tile
the tile would be to smooth to make good adhesion
i like the versa bound as it makes good adhesion to correct substrates
one of the good qualties is clean up of frot of tiles is easy
but this would work against adhesion to smoth non pose tile
i have made the test chambers for mabe to test just this thing
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May 16, 2016
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This should not be used to tile over tile.
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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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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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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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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 thin set be used for filling joints esp. on porch area

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Asheville
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June 12, 2016
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Actually it is an excellent filler for concrete porch cracks. It has finer ground sand than standard mortar mix and with the additives it is more durable than normal mortar. If this is an expansion joint, I would use some acrylic add-mix to increase flexibility.
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Yes but it will make your floor dirty and tiles impossible to remove. Use Grout instead!
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It depends on what material the joints are . For most masonry , I'd say yes . For porous materials like wood , I'd say no . . . at least for a long term repair . More information needed .
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June 10, 2016
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This product is not recommended for filling joints.
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Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by strong works great for tiling, easy to use..no problems with clean up. June 11, 2016
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 excelent easy quality wonderful and the price is lowes compare the other products June 21, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Tile thinset Easy to mix and easy to apply with time to assure placement before it dries. June 14, 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
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