Mosaic & Glass Tile Mortar
Polymer-Enriched Thin-Set Mortar
Mosaic & Glass Tile Mortar is a regular-setting, polymer-enriched (“modified”), bright white, multipurpose mortar designed for installing sheet-mounted mosaic glass or stone tiles or individual tiles in thin-set applications.
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Is a polymer-enriched mortar the same thing as a latex-modified mortar?
Yes, there are several terms used to describe a cement-based tile mortar that contains polymer, such as latex-enriched, latex-modified, polymer-enriched and polymer-modified. MAPEI's Mosaic & Glass Tile Mortar contains polymer and is considered modified. MAPEI's Polymer Additive can also be added to enhance the polymer content.
What is the advantage of using a liquid additive like MAPEI's Polymer Additive?
Liquid additives such as MAPEI's Polymer Additive improve the overall performance of specialty mortars such as MAPEI's Mosaic & Glass Tile Mortar by increasing flexibility, enhancing bond strength and boosting moisture resistance.
What is the proper way to mix a cement-based mortar?
Be sure to follow the packaging instructions carefully when mixing. Keep the water-to-powder ratios correct and adhere to the mixing and resting times. Do not add more water if the product begins to thicken. If you are using a liquid additive such as MAPEI's Polymer Additive, keep the correct ratios of liquid additive to mortar powder, do not add water, and adhere to the mixing and resting times. Use a drill rather than mixing by hand. Do not add more liquid additive or add water if the product begins to thicken.
What trowel size should I use?
The trowel size is determined by the size of the tile being installed. Generally speaking, the smaller the tile, the smaller the trowel notches; the larger (or longer) the tile, the larger the trowel notches. Refer to the Lowe's mortar selection chart for more information.