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VersaBond 50 lb. Gray Fortified Thinset Mortar

  • For most standard installations
  • Fast setting even in cold weather
  • floors, walls or countertops
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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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Tile Setting Mortars

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.

trowel notches and tile size

Small or Big Trowel

Trowel size is based on tile size

mortar coverage based on trowel notch

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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Custom Building Products VersaBond 50 lbs. 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.
  • 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
  • California residents

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Specifications

Dimensions

Maximum coverage area (sq. ft.)
95
Product Width (in.)
14

Details

Additive required
Water
Color Family
Gray
Commercial / Residential
Commercial / Residential
Dry time (hours)
24
Floor/wall use
Floor and wall
Flooring Material Features
Fast-drying
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
Product type
Thin-set mortar
Product Weight (lb.)
50
Quantity
1
Returnable
180-Day

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
1 Year Product

Questions & Answers

643Questions28Answers

can i use this product to install an acrylic shower pan, dreamline to be specific?

Asked by ramy February 26, 2021
4
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 this be used for joints

Asked by Anonymous February 22, 2021
1
Answer

VersaBond Fortified Thinset Mortar is not suitable for use as a grout. For further assistance please contact us at 1 800 282 8786 option 2.

Can this product be used to make a countertop?

Asked by WuzThinking February 21, 2021
3
Answers

VersaBond Fortified Thinset Mortar is not suitable for use as a counter top. For further assistance please contact us at 1 800 282 8786 option 2.

Can i use this to tile on a brick fireplace?

Asked by Dan February 6, 2021
3
Answers

VersaBond Fortified Thinset Mortar can be used to bond tile to a fireplace surround. For further assistance please contact us at 1 800 282 8786 option 2.

Whats the best and easiest way to tile the ceiling in a bathroom. Also whats first ceilng - walls - floors? Or ceiling - floors - walls?

Asked by Lynn February 3, 2021
2
Answers

Make sure drywall is screwed well to the ceiling joist. Use omi-grip mastic to secure tile to ceiling. Sequence should be ceiling floor wall. Use a thinset mortar for floor and walls. Tiling a ceiling is not an easy project for most people you will get a neck ache

( Mixture) How much water to a 50 lb. bag?

Asked by LOUBEE January 30, 2021
4
Answers

A 50 Lb. bag of VersaBond Fortified Thin-Set Mortar will require 6 quarts of water. For further assistance please contact us at 1 800 282 8786 option 2.

Did I miss something?? why doesn't the manufacture put the basic simple question/answer printed r...

Asked by johninvegas January 26, 2021
2
Answers

We apologize for the inconvenience. For further information please contact our technical service department at 800 272-8786 option 2

Will this work for tiling a shower? If not what is best?

Asked by Scott January 22, 2021
4
Answers

VersaBond Fortified Thinset Mortar is suitable for use in a shower. For further assistance please contact us at 1 800 282 8786 option 2.

Is your product biodegradable

Asked by jf December 10, 2020
1
Answer

Yes it is, there are some earthly chemicals in it like drying agents. Simply it is a concrete mixture that when you clean out a bucket and spray with a hose, basically it is just a mixture of sand and small grain rocks. This has been in use since ancient greece.

Can I use this directly on my cement walls on outside of porch? Or do I need a backing?

Asked by Jesse December 5, 2020
4
Answers

You can apply it directly to the cement wall, remember that the "backing" is to find a cement base !!!

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Customer Reviews

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  • 96% recommend this product
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It went well and set fast....
It went well and set fast.
by HomeDepotCustomer
1 person found this helpful
Excellent product - mix only what you need
Works great but found out mixing a whole bag causes the product to setup quickly. I had 200 sq ft of tile to set and it dried out on me a little over 1/3 of the floor. Mixed 1/3 of the next bag and another 1/3 which gave me enough working time for the tiles I had left.
by jjjj2020
Will work for porcelain with extra prep work
I used this product as a DIY for a large basement tile project where I installed 12in porcelain tiles directly to the concrete subfloor. After much research I determined this product is the best value for my application, although it required a bit more careful prep work. I applied a small amount of the thinset to the subfloor and back of the tiles, then used the flat edge of the trowel on an angle to 'burn in' the thinset (use force and a motion like you are trying to squeegee the material off). this forces the thinset into the micropockets and greatly enhances adhesion (also known as back buttering the tiles and floor). I am very confident in the bond strength, after 12 hours I had cracked one corner tile and had to chisel-off the material and it came off in chunks on the back of the perfect tile (a poor bond would allow the tile to just pop right off).
by Brad
it holds tile to the wall well....
it holds tile to the wall well.
by AYoung
Worked great for multiple applications
I was using this for DIY needs, so I was making smaller batches that I could work with. The bag instructions are for mixing a whole batch, so I found some videos on general thinset mixing tips. This mixed easily, I got it to a peanut butter consistency and I haven't had any issues with bond strength. Just make sure you're using the recommended trowel for each application. Depth of notches matter - if it's too shallow you can have poor coverage and it will not bond adequately. This is not an issue with the thinset, but the application of it. I found I had about an hour to apply it after I mixed it. My technique definitely got better over time and I was able to mix slightly larger batches as I went. I used this for a couple different applications: Ditra floor membrane over plywood USG membrane over cement board 5x10 tile and mosaic tile over USG membrane Marble thresholds over USG membrane for shower curb It worked great in all the applications and everything has held up going on two months after the final tile was installed. Very pleased with this thinset overall.
by AC
This is the best thin set I've used so far. Been using it for about 20 years. It mixes well and i...
This is the best thin set I've used so far. Been using it for about 20 years. It mixes well and is great at holding tiles in place. I've used it on floors and in showers
by Loa
4 people found this helpful
Perfect for home project on tile work.
Perfect for home project on tile work.
by 1234
DISASTER
After everything dried my shower looked like it was done by a 5 yr old!! Seversl tiles throughout the shower were sunk in. Now everything needs to be removed and retiled at $70 a box for tile. Tiles taken off had nothing on the back ever though each one was butter!!!. DO NOT USE THIS.
by NotHappy
5 people found this helpful
Worked well for my project. Mixed well and applied nicely would recommend.
Worked well for my project. Mixed well and applied nicely would recommend.
by mike
1 person found this helpful
Good solid strength
Used this for installing stone directly on cement board.No scratch coat nor nothing.It held very well easy mixing and the whole install went very smooth. I would definitely use this again.
by Jess
3 people found this helpful
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