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Laticrete 257 TITANIUM Multipurpose Thinset Mortar

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Simply the BEST multipurpose thin-set we have to offer. Guaranteed to improve installation productivity and floor longevity!

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This Laticrete thin set mortar is the ultimate one-step, polymer fortified, thin-set mortar for interior and exterior installation of ceramic tile, stone, quarry tile, pavers and brick. Laticrete 257 TITANIUM designed to just mix with water, has a 60 minute open time with unsurpassed adhesion and workability while providing exceptional strength, far exceeding all industry strength requirements. The Laticrete 257 thinset is ideal for interior, exterior, and submerged applications on virtually all substrates and applications. Laticrete 257 increases your productivity with long open time, allowing flexibility on the job site that results in fast, accurate installations. This light weight, easy-to-trowel Laticrete mortar assures proper coverage on both the substrate and the veneer as well as less fatigue for the installer. The exceptional bond strength and easy workability of 254 Laticrete 257 TITANIUM makes this multipurpose the ultimate adhesive for difficult to bond porcelain tiles as well as glass mosaics and large panel tile. Laticrete 257 TITANIUM inhibits the growth of stain-causing mold and mildew in substrates with Microban® antimicrobial protection. 

Are we referring to installing tile onto a substrate? If so then thinset is needed and not grout which is used for filling in grout joints between tiles. The most common grouts are made by mixing cement, lime, colouring pigment, and water. Sometimes sand is used too. On the other hand, when tile is laid on cement, cement/no fiber board in the US board, or water proofing membranes, thinset is used. This ensures that the tile sticks to the board or surface. A thinset is variously referred to as mortar, thinset mortar, thinset cement, dry set mortar or drybond mortar. Usually the mix of a typical thinset consists of cement, fine sand and a water retaining agent. This could be an latex.

For different types and sizes of tiles, different thinsets are recommended. A few examples are – medium bed mortar for rectangular plank tile, light weight thinset for walls, or a modified thinset which can play several roles. The last category is therefore referred to as multipurpose thinset mortar.

One of the most popular multipurpose thinsets available is the Laticrete 257 Titanium Multipurpose Thinset Mortar, available at Tile Pro Depot. Tile Pro Depot is one of the biggest and most trusted online tile and stone installation stores. The Laticrete Titanium is just one of the products available, and in fact thinset mortar is only one of several categories of products. They also stock adhesives, caulks, sealers, floor heating systems, grouts, self-levelling underlayments and so many other products. Many of these products have become Tile Pro Depot bestsellers, and the 257 TitaniumMultipurpose Thinset is one of them.

Laticrete 257 Titanium Multipurpose Thinset Mortar is available in lightweight bags of 25 lbs. each. But the coverage you get is the same as a 50 lb. bag of any other standard thinset mortar. (There are 56 bags of Laticrete 257 Titanium Multipurpose Thinset Mortar per pallet). It is the ideal product for installation of large yet thin porcelain tile panels. The reason for the ‘multipurpose’ in the name is that it works effectively for a wide range of surfaces including plywood and concrete. It does not contain any silica sand, and it has a smooth, creamy formulation, and meets or exceeds ANSI A118.4 and ANSI A118.11 shear bond strength requirements. Additionally, the Laticrete 257 also conforms to ISO 13007, and is classified as a C2TES1P1 product in that code And is covered by Laticrete’s lifetime warranty with this product.

  • Light weight – 25 lb bag has same coverage as 50 lb bag of standard thinset mortar
  • Open time of 60 minutes.
  • Ideal for installing large, thin porcelain tile panels.
  • Incredible bond to exterior glue plywood, concrete and most substrates.
  • Superior adhesion for exterior and submerged applications.
  • High shear bond strength.
  • Smooth creamy formula.
  • Does not contain silica sand
  • Lifetime Warranty
  • Contains Microban® antimicrobial protection to inhibit the growth of stain causing mold and mildew in the substrate.
  • Exceeds ANSI A118.4 Shear Bond Strength Requirements & ANSI A118.11.
  • Conforms to ISO 13007 with a classification of C2TES1P1

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