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VersaBond-LFT 50 lb. Gray Fortified Medium Bed Mortar

  • Designed for use with porcelain, ceramic and natural stone tile
  • Non-slumping formula eliminates lippage
  • Formulated specifically for large format tiles
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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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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

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Works with Any Grout

Compatible with all grout types

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VersaBond-LFT Fortified Medium Bed Mortar is a general purpose, economical, polymer-modified medium bed mortar for use with large format porcelain, ceramic and natural stone tile. With a non-slumping formula to eliminate lippage, VersaBond-LFT can be applied to 3/4 in. (19 mm) thick on horizontal applications. VersaBond-LFT is specially formulated for large format tiles.
  • California residents
  • Cost-efficient, all-purpose mortar
  • Good bond strength
  • Cures quickly even in cold climates
  • Approved for industry-recommended interior and exterior applications



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Product typeThin-set mortarLarge format tile mortarLarge format tile mortarThin-set mortar
Flooring Material FeaturesMoisture resistantFast-dryingNo Additional FeaturesCrack resistant,Moisture resistant
LocationBathroom,Countertop,Exterior wall,Floor,Interior wall,Kitchen Backsplash,Shower,Swimming pool,Tub surroundBathroom,Countertop,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.)15.46710095
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Specifications

Dimensions

Maximum coverage area (sq. ft.)
67
Product Width (in.)
15

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,Porcelain,Stone,Tile
Indoor/Outdoor
Indoor/Outdoor
Location
Bathroom,Countertop,Exterior wall,Floor,Interior wall,Kitchen Backsplash
Product type
Large format tile mortar
Product Weight (lb.)
50
Quantity
1
Returnable
180-Day

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
1 Year Product

Questions & Answers

72Questions53Answers

I'm using this for 12x24 shower wall tiles. My question is whether or not I can use this same pro...

Asked by ColoradoDIY July 7, 2017
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The only differences between LFT and non-LFT thinset is bond strength and compressive strength. LFT is made to bond faster and stronger (think 12x24 on a ceiling), and when set-up it has a higher compressive strength (think elephant vs bear). Consequently, using it to set smaller (less than 15") tile is just fine - it sets up faster. When setting LFT tiles (tiles with a side longer than 15"), you should also back-butter the tiles to ensure the substrate is wet and gets started bonding. Not a lot - splat some on and scrape it off; the ridges will catch plenty of the stuff.

can i use this mortal for building a block wall

Asked by Nancy August 27, 2018
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No ordinary mortal can build a block wall!!

Is it an absolute must to use LFT mortar on 24x12 or is the regular VersaBond fortified ok? ($11....

Asked by CaTrekker September 27, 2020
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Highly recommended to use LFT. It has additives that increase bond strength and initial bond (stickiness). It also has a higher compressive strength for floor installations to support the longer tile span better. The faster/higher bond strength is what you want for walls. And, by definition, a Large Format Tile has an edge longer than 15".

can this be used for smaller tiles also? 4 x 12 or 3 x 6 inch tiles and 12 x 12 mosaics

Asked by Roshney July 18, 2019
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Yes, each size tiles, require different towel size and also depends on thickness of tiles also matter

Can I use this directly on a brick fireplace to set tiles?

Asked by B1G February 20, 2020
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Yes, this mortar will work great for this. Make sure to use the flat side of the trowel to key in the mortar to the brick then apply more mortar with the notched side of the trowel.

Is the LFT necessary to lay 6x36" plank tile on floor, 1/16" grout line, or can I use regular Ve...

Asked by Jean October 16, 2020
5
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I would use LFT

How many bags do I need to install 6 x 36 tiles on a 500 sq ft floor?

Asked by GMoney July 2, 2017
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depends on the trowel you use, for floor I would recommend 1/2" notch trowel nothing less, you'll need about 8 bags for 500sq/ft

Is there a better product for LFT tiles on WALLS? The literature on this (and the bag itself) onl...

Asked by Jay January 19, 2021
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Yes, this can be used on vertical applications both to fill and tape seams and over redgard once it has dried. Best of luck!

Can I use this under cement backer board (wonderboard)? I only have a 25 sq ft powder room to do...

Asked by DIYer23 February 6, 2018
5
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This product is made to set tile Wonder board screws down.

Can this be used to patch cracks in concrete

Asked by Jim February 19, 2018
5
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No

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Love this use it in my floor.
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Good quality product. Used to lay 12x24 porcelain tile. Used...
Good quality product. Used to lay 12x24 porcelain tile. Used Grey color and white. Something weird happens. Gray and white should be the same product and when i mixed both (separately. lol) Gray color appears to be more smooth and creamy (what i like) when white one has kind of sandy filling (Probably due to different ingredients) plus it looks like dries faster . I don't like it. . Anyway. I like gray. Will buy for future protects.
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good product, Thank you.
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By far one of my favorite thin sets to use....
By far one of my favorite thin sets to use. It stands up great. No sinking.
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Easy to mix and pour.
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Mixed well and dried quickly!!
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Mixes easy and gives you enough time to spread and lay tile before setting up even for a novice.
Mixes easy and gives you enough time to spread and lay tile before setting up even for a novice.
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