To better reflect its versatile application, Custom Building Products has announced its newly renamed Natural Stone and Large Tile Mortar, previously known as Marble, Granite and Travertine mortar. This premium product is part of Custom’s comprehensive family of modified dry-set mortars for large and heavy tile.
The product renaming comes in response to the industry trend toward larger-sized field tiles. While Natural Stone and Large Tile Mortar was first conceived to specifically address the unique installation challenges of natural stone, the new name more clearly communicates its capabilities to successfully hold and support a wider variety of tile products on vertical and horizontal surfaces. This premium mortar is engineered to support the weight of large and heavy ceramic or porcelain tile measuring 15 inches or greater on one or more sides, as well as all natural stone tiles that are inherently heavier. It can also be used with clay pavers and other thin- or medium-bed applications.
The product is available in white or gray and is eligible for up to a lifetime warranty when used with a qualifying Custom system of surface preparation and grout products. It exceeds ANSI A118.4 and A118.11 standards without the need for additives.