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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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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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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
90-Day

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
1 Year Product

Questions & Answers

650Questions21Answers

I have used this product to tile my shower wall and floor, both lined with red guard. Will this product also adhere tiles to glass blocks

Asked by Vern April 22, 2021
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Answers

does it work on the kerdi system

Asked by Marty75 April 22, 2021
1
Answer

You could use this only to install the Kerdi membrane to the drywall. It is a modified thin set. DO NOT use it to set the tile. Use unmodified thin set for that. I would also recommend you go to Schluter's website. They have short videos on how to install each of their products and also a downloadable installation manual. Their system is a very good one, but they must be installed according to their directions.

Can i use this on a water fountain

Asked by Cristian April 17, 2021
3
Answers

We would suggest the use of our Tile Repair Mortar when repairing submerged tile. For further assistance please contact us at 1 800 282 8786 option 2.

Will this thinset work with a 12x12 pebble mosaic?

Asked by Dude April 10, 2021
2
Answers

VersaBond Fortified Thin-Set Mortar is suitable for use with pebble mosaics. For further assistance please contact us at 1 800 282 8786 option 2.

How many sq ft you get out of a bag

Asked by Rog March 25, 2021
2
Answers

Coverage for VersaBond Fortified Thinset Mortar will vary depending on the size of notched trowel being used. For further assistance please contact us at 1 800 282 8786 option 2.

how do i get my gravel to lock in place outside

Asked by Sam March 23, 2021
1
Answer

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,

How many square feet with a 40 pound bag of versa bond white mortar mix support?

Asked by Tom March 7, 2021
2
Answers

Coverage for the VersaBond Fortified Thinset Mortar will vary depending on the size of notched trowel being used. For further assistance please contact us at 1 800 282 8786 option 2.

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

Asked by ramy February 26, 2021
5
Answers

Yes but if you need a thicker bed it doesn’t work great. For a thick bed application use the mortar above to first scratch coat to substrate and flat trowel bottom of shower Pan. On top of scratch coat use a mason mix concrete to build and than set shower Pan. Make sure thinset does not dry on substrate and shower Pan when installing mason mix and setting Pan

can this be used for joints

Asked by disappointed February 22, 2021
2
Answers

It’s not meant for grouting joints it’s to hard to tool nicely

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.

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Customer Reviews

  • 4.7
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  • 96% recommend this product
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by HomeDepotCustomer
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
1 person found this helpful
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
1 person found this helpful
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
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