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MegaLite 30 lb. White Crack Prevention Mortar

  • MegaLite crack prevention mortar white 30 lb.
  • Maximum flexibility to prevent cracks in tile
  • Unsurpassed bond strength
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Product Overview

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Right for Any Job

Select your mortar based on the specific performance needs of the installation.

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CUSTOM has the right mortar for your tile installation project.

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Tile and Stone Setting

CUSTOM offers the broadest line of tile and stone setting materials to give the exact performance your job demands

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Traditional Thinset Mortars

Use traditional thinset for tile with all sides under 15 in.

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Large Format Tile Mortars

Use a large format tile mortar for tile with any side 15 in. or longer.

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Premium Mortars

Use premium mortars to qualify for a Lifetime Warranty system.

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Small or Big Trowel

Trowel size is based on tile size

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Less or More Coverage

Coverage based on trowel size

Indoor or outdoor

In and Outdoors

Interior or exterior applications

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Use in Wet Areas

Wet applications including showers

compatibility

Works with Any Grout

Compatible with all grout types

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The MegaLite 30 lb. White Crack Prevention Mortar is the ultimate performing lightweight mortar protects against cracks up to 1/8 in. (3 mm). Offers the ultimate in bond strength for the most demanding installation requirements with the flexibility to withstand horizontal substrate movement up to 1/8 in. (3 mm). Formulated with CustomLite technology, it's 40% lighter than other mortars, providing excellent handling characteristics and offers non-sag, non-slip installation on walls. Diverse in application, it is capable of thin-set or medium-bed use up to 3/4 in. (19 mm) thick on horizontal surfaces after beat in. Non-slump, medium-bed features provide the ultimate support for large format tile and stone. Formulated with premium white cements and select recycled content for a pure white backdrop for the delicate installation of hard-to-bond glass tile. A 30 lb. (13.6 kg) bag covers the same area as a 50 lb. (22.68 kg) bag of traditional mortar. Use for interior or exterior floors, countertops and walls.
  • Maximum flexibility to prevent cracks in tile
  • Unsurpassed bond strength
  • Non-slump for floors; sag and slip resistant for walls
  • Lightweight - 30 lbs. covers the same area as 50 lbs. of traditional mortar
  • Exceeds ANSI A118.4TE, A118.15TE and A118.11 without the need for additives
  • Formulated with recycled material and contributes to LEED certification
  • California residents

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Specifications

Dimensions

Maximum coverage area (sq. ft.)
100
Product Width (in.)
12.25

Details

Additive required
Water
Color Family
White
Commercial / Residential
Commercial / Residential
Dry time (hours)
24
Floor/wall use
Floor and wall
Flooring Material Features
Crack resistant,Moisture resistant,Waterproof
Flooring Product Type
Flooring Powder Mortar
Flooring Type
Cement,Ceramic,Glass,Porcelain,Stone,Tile
Indoor/Outdoor
Indoor/Outdoor
Location
Bathroom,Countertop,Exterior wall,Floor,Interior wall,Kitchen Backsplash,Shower,Swimming pool,Tub surround
Product type
Large format tile mortar
Product Weight (lb.)
30
Quantity
1
Returnable
180-Day

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
1 Year Product

Questions & Answers

31Questions18Answers

Can i use this for glass block i need a mortar that doesn’t have lime?

Asked by Kc January 14, 2021
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Answer

MegaLite Ultimate Crack Prevention Mortar is not recommended for setting glass block. For further assistance please contact us at 1 800 282 8786 option 2.

I am going to use megalite to install waterline tile. Can I also use megalite to plaster the walls below the waterline?

Asked by Waterfeatureguy July 3, 2020
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Answers

MegaLite Ultimate Crack Prevention Membrane is suitable for use over RedGard Waterproofing and Crack Prevention Membrane and in submerged applications. For further assistance please contact us at 1 800 282 8786 option 2.

If laying 24 inch tiles is it OK if half the tile is on 1/4 inch and the other half on 3/4 inch o...

Asked by Roxy April 7, 2020
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Answers

Yes if you’re trying to level it out

I want to install 12 x 24 porcelain tile over tile in a shower. The existing tiles are natural ma...

Asked by Michaelangelo August 19, 2019
2
Answers

I would recommend Megalite

Can Megalire be used to sit glass tile in a swimming pool

Asked by Glass August 15, 2019
3
Answers

Yes it’s a great mortar for pools. But there are cheaper options that would give similar results.

Does this mortar as effective as anti fracture membrane that goes under tiles ? I am going to ti...

Asked by yugoldfish February 11, 2019
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It is great for anti cracking. Not sure about outdoors as we used it for our bathroom area and heavy traffic room.

Is this mortar suitable for or will it hold up in high heat applications like a fireplace or fire...

Asked by Tom September 10, 2018
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Answer

No, this product is not rated for high heat applications.

Does megalite stick to wood?

Asked by Ricky May 31, 2018
1
Answer

MegaLite Crack Prevention Mortar is suitable for use over exterior grade plywood (EGP). For further assistance please contact our installation division at 800.272.8786 option 2

Is using chicken wire or stucco mesh needed on cement slab when using megalith 30lb

Asked by Rich March 2, 2018
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Answer

Metal lath is not required when using the MegaLite Ultimate Crack Prevention Large Format Tile Mortar. For further assistance please contact our installation division at 800.272.8786 option 2

can this mortar be used with fire brick?

Asked by Ed November 19, 2017
1
Answer

I've used this product for horizontal and vertical installations. It is the gripiest and strongest holding mortar I have ever used. I'm not sure about your fire brick project though. It will work fine as far as adhesion goes, but it sounds like they'll then be subjected to heat. That's the real question. Will the product hold up to high heat ? I think it would be best to contact a professional at CBP. They have steered me in the right direction in the past. Very friendly and helpful. My answer, contact: Frank Macias Custom Building Products Technical Department (562) 320-5275 Fax (562) 903-2697 Frank@cbpmail.net Best wishes with your project....

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Customer Reviews

  • 4.3
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  • 88% recommend this product
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Prep everything ahead of time and do not stop or material will be wasted.
Prep everything ahead of time and do not stop or material will be wasted.
by Tatanm
Easy to deal and good results
Easy to deal and good results
by Ben
I bought this product for our tile contractor to use so my experience is second hand. It appears ...
I bought this product for our tile contractor to use so my experience is second hand. It appears to have mixed easily and applied smoothly. The real test will be over time to see if it really does prevent cracks and it is way too soon to make that determination
by gn
This is a lightweight, but strong mortar that I used it to tile my 25 sq ft bathroom floor (1st t...
This is a lightweight, but strong mortar that I used it to tile my 25 sq ft bathroom floor (1st time). Initially I went with the Thinset, after taking the Home Depot Installing tile workshop, but I wasted about 3/4 of bag of thinset trying to figure out how much to use. There were too many lumps. Though the instructions read that you can mix by hand, FYI - You will benefit from using a power tool and mixer attachment to thoroughly mix the product with water. (I'm still trying to figure out out to get the hardened thinset out of the orange bucket.) I was concerned that I would waste a large quantity if I used the entire bag. So, i read another reviewer's response on how to determine the right quantity of the product if I didn't need it. (Think of peanut butter consistency. So, I added water and product until it reached the smooth peanut butter consistency and gauged how much to use for the job. I completed tiling and grouting and I still have approximately half of the product in the bag left to use for another bathroom. I could have used a little less, but for a first timer, I am very pleased with the MegaLite 30 lb. bag. Now on to completing the rest of the job.
by SmittyD2
4 people found this helpful
works very well, but expensive
It's pretty expensive. I used it for our 7'x4' shower where we tiled all the way to the ceiling with large format glass tiles. So, i spent hundreds of dollars on thinset alone. That said, I needed the lighter weight and flex this thinset gives. I recommend you mix it just a smidge on the thin side to give you more working time or mix it in smaller batches. It starts to harden a bit faster than other thinsets I've used. When you mix it just a bit lighter than peanut butter, it trowels out nicely and the back butter on large format tiles is smooth as well.
by HomeDepotCustomer
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by HomeDepotCustomer
used it to secure pool coping and pool tile. Worked...
used it to secure pool coping and pool tile. Worked great, hold is excellent
by GoodForPools
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by CHARLES
Great very effective best thin set I’ve used and the...
Great very effective best thin set I’ve used and the price reflects that! But overall great product I’ve been doing tiles for a few years now new to the game but everyone I use this thin set as apposed to cheaper I remember why I like this stuff it’s very workable minimal tile sag for walls
by Dblock
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