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CustomFloat 50 lb. Brown Bedding Mortar and Brown Coat

$24.00
  • Covers area up to 25 sq. ft.
  • Helps in bedding or brown coating for tile installations
  • Ideal to use on floors, walls, countertop or for overhead work
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About This Product

This Custom Building Products CustomFloat 50 lbs. Bedding Mortar is a lightweight mud bed for tile installations and is formulated to resist shrinking and provide high bond strength. The mortar is great for use on floors, walls, countertops or for overhead work. Formulated for low shrinkage and exceptional bond strength.

Highlights

  • For use as a bedding or brown coat for tile installations
  • Use on floors, walls, counters and for overhead work such arches, coves and in showers
  • Portland cement based pre-blended mortar
  • Lightweight mud bed
  • Formulated for low shrinkage and exceptional bond strength
  • Just add water and mix - no job site blending of powders is required
  • Covers up to 25 sq. ft. depending on installation practices and jobsite conditions
  • For use over concrete, cement backerboards, drywall, exterior grade plywood, existing ceramic tile, stone, and sheet vinyl
  • Suitable for ceramic, brick, stone, carpet, as well as other tile types
  • Allow to cure for a minimum of 24 hours before installing tile, depending upon temperature and humidity.
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Product Information

Internet # 100200705

Model # CFT50

Store SKU # 818152

Store SO SKU #1001490981

Specifications

Dimensions

Maximum Coverage Area (sq. ft.)

25 sq ft

Product Width (in.)

15 in

Details

Additive required

Water

Color Family

Brown

Commercial / Residential

Commercial / Residential

Dry time (hours)

24

Flooring Material Features

No Additional Features

Flooring Product Type

Flooring Powder Mortar

Flooring Type

Cement, Ceramic, Concrete, Stone, Tile, VCT, Vinyl

Indoor/Outdoor

Indoor

Location

Basement, Bathroom, Countertop, Exterior wall, Floor, Interior wall, Kitchen Backsplash, Shower, Tub surround

Product type

Mortar

Product Weight (lb.)

50 lb

Quantity

1

Returnable

90-Day

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty

1 Year Product

Questions & Answers

95Questions
caret
Q:How many 50# bags would I need for a 32”x42” shower if I use the slope kit?
by|Jun 3, 2024
1 Answer
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A:  A 50 Lb. bag of CustomFloat Bedding Mortar will cover approximately 25 sq. ft. at 1/2" thick. For further assistance please contact us at 1 800 282 8786 option 2.

by|Jun 4, 2024
    caret
    Q:Can I use on top of Durock to float bathroom walls?
    by|May 5, 2024
    1 Answer
    Answer This Question

    A:  In order for us to give you the best possible answer, we would like to know a few more details regarding your project. For further assistance please contact us at 1 800 282 8786 option 2.

    by|May 6, 2024
      caret
      Q:Can i add color
      by|Apr 21, 2024
      1 Answer
      Answer This Question

      A:  CustomFloat Bedding Mortar should not be mixed with color additives. For further assistance please contact us at 1 800 282 8786 option 2.

      by|Apr 22, 2024
        caret
        Q:Can i bed river rock directly into this mortar as a shower floor?
        by|Apr 11, 2024
        1 Answer
        Answer This Question

        A:  CustomFloat Bedding Mortar is not suitable for use as an adhesive mortar. For further assistance please contact us at 1 800 282 8786 option 2.

        by|Apr 12, 2024
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          Customer Reviews

          4.6 out of 5

          • 4.6 out of 132 reviews
          • 67% recommend this product
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          We purchased the Custom Float 50# Bedding Mortar because it's the preferred mortar by professionals for making the sloped shower floor that the tiles will be set on. The mortar is easy to blend as it's composition uses a lighter, larger filler mixed with the Portland cement; it also takes longer to set giving the user sufficient time to carefully make the required slopes to the drain. Highly recommended for this application and as the base coat for stucco applications we've had success with.
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          This product is garbage!!!
          I have been in this business for 14 years, I have always used different brands and products but this one in particular is the one I have used the most, I don't know what's going on, maybe they lowered the quality of the product, it didn't compact or dry properly. There are many products at the Home Depot that have lowered their quality so I will no longer buy this mortar for my work.
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            Great product easy to work with.
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            Mixing directions are not good
            Mixed as directed it is like soup. If you cut down the water too much, it won’t pack and sticks to everything. After cutting down the water it would not pack properly The next day when I went to brush off loose material, I got a dustpan full and a pitted surface. At $24/bag this is overpriced. It seems to have styrofoam beads in the mix which I’m nervous about. I’m surprised by those saying that this is the “best” product they used without saying what else the tried. I was told Home Depot carried Deck Mud but not my store so I tried this. I will be returning it.
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              What is this crap
              I don’t know what this crap is or what’s in it because the label doesn’t disclose what ingredients are inside. Bottom line if you’re trying to do a deck the floor or a shower pan with his stuff and expecting it to do what dina Crete or some of the other brands do don’t.it’s five times the price. Talk about a rip off I struggle to screed this to fill out any small imperfections in the pan and it just constantly was sticking to my float.highly dissatisfied
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                1 found this review helpful
                best product ever
                Have been building shower bases for over 35 years. This is s by far the best product I've ever used. smooth, easy to work with and very light with lots of of volume.
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                  Modify Water Addition
                  I recently used a few bags of this product to build-up the floor level of areas previously covered by cabinets, which will then be covered with new tile. As an older DIY, I spared my back by mixing up smaller batches of 1/3 bag each (about 16.6 lbs), and adding the proportionate amount of water (1 gallon) to each 1/3 component. The first batch was much too "soupy," so I reduced the amount of water added in subsequent mixtures just under a gallon (about 9/10th gallon) per 16.6 lbs of product, and the result was perfect. As another reviewer commented, if you follow the directions on the bag (3 gallons per 50lb bag) you're likely to get a very watery mix, which will be more difficult work. Backing off on the water content a little, will produce a better result. I like the product -- if mixed properly, it dries quickly and is rock-solid. Being light-weight, it was less strenuous to mix, carry, pour and shape.
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                    3 found this review helpful
                    I Used to make the shower pan and shower curb. Excellent results.
                    I Used to make the shower pan and shower curb. Excellent results.
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                    • Recommended
                    1 found this review helpful
                    There is, in my humble opinion, no better product for custom shower pans. Light weight, easy to m...
                    There is, in my humble opinion, no better product for custom shower pans. Light weight, easy to mix and work with, and inexpensive. I've used hundreds of bags over the years, with only brief attempts with other products, and nothing compares.
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                    5 found this review helpful
                    Warning regarding the directions on the bag "Start with 3 gallons (11.35 L) of clean, cool water....
                    Warning regarding the directions on the bag "Start with 3 gallons (11.35 L) of clean, cool water. Mix in 50 lb (22.68 kg) bag of mortar to a smooth, paste-like consistency." This mixing instructions result in a wet and soupy type consistency. I purchased Custom Float 50lb bedding mortar for a shower pan over a vinyl presloped concrete pan. It was recommended by the Home Depot associate in the tile department. I expected the bedding mortar to be more of a dry consistency to pack and shape a shower pan. It was hard to smooth out and shape the pan because it was so wet it was sticking to the trowel. If you decide to use this product then I recommend calling the 800 number on the bag if you are a DIY'er. The technical support said it should be a "wet sand" consistency and you should not be able to squeeze water out of a fistful.
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