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

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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.
  • California residents
  • 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

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Product typeThin-set mortarThin-set mortarLarge format tile mortarLarge format tile mortar
Flooring Material FeaturesFast-dryingRadiant heatNo Additional FeaturesMoisture resistant,Waterproof
LocationBathroom,Countertop,Exterior wall,Floor,Interior wall,Kitchen BacksplashCountertop,Exterior wall,Floor,Interior wall,Kitchen BacksplashCountertop,Exterior wall,Floor,Interior wall,Shower,Swimming pool,Tub surroundBathroom,Countertop,Exterior wall,Floor,Interior wall,Kitchen Backsplash,Shower,Swimming pool,Tub surround
Maximum coverage area (sq. ft.)95100100100
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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

636Questions72Answers

Can I use this particular mortar for stone veneer on hardibacker board? Does it also make for a ...

Asked by Higgins October 4, 2017
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I used VersaBond Gray Mortar for a stone veneer project on an outside wall. I had no problems adhering a scratch surface first to a screened-over-stucco wall and then using the mortar to adhere the stone veneer.

Can versa bond be used to tile the walls and floor of a shower surround?

Asked by BobKat1203 September 29, 2017
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Yes you can use it for both floor and walls.

How many square feet of tile can i lay with one 50 lb. bag

Asked by Pb December 17, 2019
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Looking to buy

Can you use on a painted wall with small tiles for backsplash?

Asked by Shaggy18 September 8, 2019
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You can, but what I've done on a regular basis is to use Acrylpro tile adhesive. Won't work up in between joints and comes right out of the tub.

can i use this to level my concrete subfloor before laying laminate flooring

Asked by hoyt January 29, 2018
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You can. If you’re looking for something that self levels this isn’t it. Otherwise it works great.

Can this be used for 24" by 12" large tiles on the walls? Will it hold the tiles in the long run?

Asked by Adi February 5, 2019
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Well my tile is 6x24 glazed porcelain

Can I use on glass and stone backsplash?

Asked by Robert January 2, 2018
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I PERSONALLY USED IT FOR PORCELAIN GLASS TILE FOR FLOOR IT BONDS GREAT.

is this suitable for 12x12 porcelain tile laid directly on a concrete slab

Asked by mvno July 2, 2018
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The answer is YES, this product may be used to apply 12" x 12" tile directly to concrete. Just make sure the concrete is clean from dust, grease, and any other contaminants. For that size of tile use a 1/4" x 1/4" notched trowel and don't forget to use chemical resistance gloves.

What is the water to powder ratio for mixing smaller amounts at a time, for small jobs?

Asked by kc September 9, 2013
7
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3.84 liquid oz of water per pound of powder.

Does this have a sanded consistency like sanded grout?

Asked by MikeM February 23, 2019
7
Answers

Yes it does.

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It went well and set fast....
It went well and set fast.
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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.
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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).
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it holds tile to the wall well....
it holds tile to the wall well.
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Worked great for multiple applications
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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.
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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
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Perfect for home project on tile work.
Perfect for home project on tile work.
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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.
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Worked well for my project. Mixed well and applied nicely would recommend.
Worked well for my project. Mixed well and applied nicely would recommend.
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Good solid strength
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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.
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