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SimpleSet White 3-1/2 Gal. Pre-Mixed Thin-Set Mortar

  • Ready to use, no mixing, no mess
  • Just spread and set
  • Alternative to traditional thin-set mortars
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Product Overview

Premixed and ready to use

Premixed

No hassle of adding water and mixing.

Simple Solutions Pails

Simple Solutions

A complete system for easy tile installations.

no mess alternative

No Mess

An easy alternative to traditional powdered products.

SimplePrep spread on install surface with trowel

SimplePrep

Repairs holes and cracks in concrete and plywood floors prior to installing tile.

SimpleSet spread with trowel

SimpleSet

Replaces traditional powdered thinset mortars.

SimpleGrout spread with grout float

SimpleGrout

Spreads quickly and easily.

SimpleFix spread with float

SimpleFix

Great for repairs and small projects.

Easy to spread and clean

Easy to Use

Easy to spread and clean

white and gray

White and Gray

SimpleSet comes in both white and gray

grout joint

For Various Joints

SimpleGrout is for joints 1/16 in. up to 1/2 in.

tile size up to 15" long

Small or Medium Tile

For tile with any side up to 15 in. long

Inside only

Indoors Only

Interior use only

dry or intermittently wet area

Use in Dry or Damp Areas

For dry area or intermittently wet areas such as tub surrounds and shower walls

SimpleSet pre-mixed thin-set mortar is a no-mix, no-mess alternative to traditional thin-set mortars . Recommended to bond porcelain, stone, marble, granite and ceramic or porcelain tile up to 8 in. x 8 in. (20 x 20 cm). Can be used with tile with one side up to 15 in. (38 cm), but dry time significantly increases. Call Technical Services at 800-272-8786 for more information. For interior wall and floor installations. Use white SimpleSet when installing lighter-color stone and tile. Exceeds ANSI A136.1 Type I
  • Spreads quickly and easily
  • Ready to use
  • No mixing, no mess
  • Just spread and set
  • For interior dry areas
  • Suitable for some wet areas such as tub surrounds and shower walls
  • California residents

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Product typeLarge format tile mortarThin-set mortarThin-set mortar
LocationCountertop,Exterior wall,Floor,Interior wall,Shower,Swimming pool,Tub surroundBathroom,Countertop,Floor,Interior wall,Kitchen Backsplash,Tub surroundBathroom,Countertop,Floor,Interior wall,Kitchen Backsplash,Tub surround
Flooring Material FeaturesNo Additional FeaturesNo mixing required,PremixedNo mixing required,Premixed
Maximum coverage area (sq. ft.)100154154
Indoor/OutdoorIndoor/OutdoorIndoorIndoor
Flooring Product TypeFlooring Powder MortarPremixed Thin-Set MortarPremixed Thin-Set Mortar
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Specifications

Dimensions

Maximum coverage area (sq. ft.)
154
Product Width (in.)
12

Details

Additive required
None
Adhesive Type
Tile & Stone
Color Family
White
Commercial / Residential
Commercial / Residential
Dry time (hours)
72
Floor/wall use
Floor and wall
Flooring Material Features
No mixing required,Premixed
Flooring Product Type
Premixed Thin-Set Mortar
Flooring Type
Ceramic,Porcelain,Stone,Tile
Indoor/Outdoor
Indoor
Location
Bathroom,Countertop,Floor,Interior wall,Kitchen Backsplash,Tub surround
Product type
Thin-set mortar
Product type
Premixed mortar
Product Weight (lb.)
50
Quantity
1
Returnable
90-Day
Use with
Tile

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
1 Year Product

Questions & Answers

252Questions25Answers

Can I use this mortar for pool tile that gets wet and what brand of water proof grout do I use?

Asked by Bob April 2, 2021
2
Answers

SimpleSet Pre-Mixed Thin-Set Mortar is not suitable for use on exterior and submerged applications. We would suggest the use of our MegaLite Ultimate Crack Prevention Mortar and Prism Grout. For further assistance please contact us at 1 800 282 8786 option 2.

Can this product be used for setting ledger panel vertical on cement 1/2 inch boards for outside application? How much would need for 85 sw feet.

Asked by Mike March 20, 2021
2
Answers

SimpleSet Pre-Mixed Thin-Set Mortar is not suitable for exterior use. For further assistance please contact us at 1 800 282 8786 option 2.

If you apply tinset to a concrete subfloor, do you do the whole floor , or only the problem piece...

Asked by Rose March 17, 2021
3
Answers

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.

Can be apply over waterproofing menbrane on interior cement boards?

Asked by valverio20 February 26, 2021
1
Answer

SimpleSet Pre-Mixed Thin-Set Mortar is incompatible with waterproofing membranes. For further assistance please contact us at 1 800 282 8786 option 2.

Can i grout the same day

Asked by Brian February 15, 2021
3
Answers

No. The minimum dry time for SimpleSet Pre-Mixed Thin-Set Mortar is approximately 24 - 72 hours when setting an 8" x 8" tile. For further assistance please contact us at 1 800 282 8786 option 2.

Can you use a garage fan to speed the dry/cure time or does it dry out too fast?

Asked by FatTony February 13, 2021
3
Answers

Using SimpleSet Pre-Mixed Thin-Set Mortar in a well-ventilated area will help to decrease the dry-time. For further assistance please contact us at 1 800 282 8786 option 2.

want to use this as bedding material for installing a shower base. number 1 is that a good idea ...

Asked by dj January 26, 2021
3
Answers

SimpleSet Pre-Mixed Thin-Set Mortar is not suitable for use as a shower pan bedding mortar. For further assistance please contact us at 1 800 282 8786 option 2.

Can it be used on 6” x 24” tile

Asked by John January 18, 2021
2
Answers

Works on any size, but it is quite thick. Might be hard to spread it evenly over just 6 inches wide.

Can I use this to set a 13" by 5' stone mantle on a fireplace? I need to level the mantle out whi...

Asked by David January 15, 2021
4
Answers

We do not recommend SimpleSet Pre-Mixed Thin-Set Mortar when setting 13" x 5' stone. For further assistance please contact us at 1 800 282 8786 option 2.

can i use this to seal the seams of hardy backer board with fiber tape then cover with redguard. ...

Asked by ed January 9, 2021
2
Answers

That’s the proper application. Hardibacker, seal seams ( de an alkali tape) not fiberglass. The red guard walls twice and mud pan 3 coats.

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Customer Reviews

  • 4
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  • 66% recommend this product
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Never dried! Nightmare!
I bought this thinset for my 12x12 ceramic floor tiles, applied as instructed. On the second day I noticed the tiles would still flex and lifting them, I found the mortar was still wet. I placed a fan and dehumidifier on the hallway where the tiles were set. They were placed on wonderboard which sat on wood subfloor. After a full week, the premix did not set, was still as wet as the day I put it down! I had to strip it all off and go with normal mortar. This was a waste of two weekends and over 100 dollars! I'll be calling the manufacturer to try and get a refund. I'm never buying this junk again! Note that in the photo we used the grey premix mortar and the when that ran out we switched to the white. Both did not cure at all!
by Silverfire5467
4 people found this helpful
This mortar didn't seem to be mixed very smoothly. Took a lot of work keeping it from falling off...
This mortar didn't seem to be mixed very smoothly. Took a lot of work keeping it from falling off of the trial but ot does look good in the end. I would still recommend. I'm new to DIY
by Lisa
It is nice that it is premixed but had to end up buying 3 buckets it doesn't go very far. It is o...
It is nice that it is premixed but had to end up buying 3 buckets it doesn't go very far. It is only for small jobs in the gallon bucket.
by Tims
Rating provided by a verified purchaser...
Rating provided by a verified purchaser
by JT
Worked Great For Me
Im not sure what exactly all the complaints are about, I used 1.5 buckets of these 3 1/2 gallon premixed thin-set to build a 4x15 ft ledger stone wall in my den rennovation. It couldnt have been any easier and my wall is rock solid (no pun intended. I removed drywall and added cement backerboard, and the whole thing was a breeze. Only complaint is that it is pricey compared to the powder thin-set/mortar, but if you dont want to have to mess around with mixing and trying to get the proper consistency (especially someone who doesnt work in masonary,) then its worth the few extra bucks in my opinion.
by James
1 person found this helpful
Floors need to be completely redone
This never dries. We put it under 6x6 tile, waited weeks to grout, when we finally grouted, grout popped, so we pulled up a couple of tiles only to find that mortar was as wet as the day we put it down, except in the corners where air could get to it. There, it adhered to our subfloor and now the whole thing has to be replaced.
by Smith
2 people found this helpful
This worked great on my small project of tiling the...
This worked great on my small project of tiling the stair risers on my entry steps. Convenient and easy. Looked great when completed.
by Joy56
This is the worst thin set mortar I ever used.
I used to for small floor tiles in my bathroom and wall tiles. Installed the tiles following directions, let it set and checked them after a few days of drying. ALL THE MORTAR WAS STILL WET! I had to pull up all the tiles and redo it with a Mapei thin set which worked like a charm. I will be returning this garbage and contacting the manufacturer for a full refund.
by Gorillacartisgarbage
1 person found this helpful
Product is very easy to use and this size is perfect for small areas to be tiled. Read direction...
Product is very easy to use and this size is perfect for small areas to be tiled. Read directions, watch some videos on installation and it will go very smoothly. Tip - not to put too much down as to making the thin set seep out between the tiles, as this is what grout is for. The thin set is to be like a peanut butter like glue thickness to set the tile.
by jaryn
Used on Grouting for my Fireplace!
Mortar washed just the surrounding bricks within the grout lines and it worked like a charm! Highly recommend. It dries fast too!
by veronica
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