Quality begins from the ground up.
Preparing your surface is the most critical task of any tile or stone installation. Custom Building Products offers you one source for the needs of virtually any job.
The foundation of precise tile and stone setting.
Whatever the application, CUSTOM® offers the broadest line of tile and stone setting materials in the industry to give the exact performance your job demands.
Tile grout with dependable performance and color.
Look for tile grout with rock-solid durability, consistency and the largest color palette with Custom. Our grouts are easy to work with yet deliver hard, dense joints.
Care & Maintenance
Stains can RUIN Stone & Tile.Protect Yours Now!
Stains on stone, tile or grout happen easily - and can leave permanent stains. Protect your surface against both oil-based and water-based stains with the right sealer.
Professional Solutions for Professional Results
Offering the largest selection of Sealers, Cleaners, Problem Solvers, Grout Colorant and Stone Restoration products, we provide professionals with the tools and solutions needed to stake their reputations on; making us the #1 Contractor Preferred Manufacturer of Sealers and Cleaners.
Flooring Installation Systems
Start with a strong foundation.
Increase the durability of your floor covering installation by ensuring that your subfloor is properly prepared. CUSTOM® Flooring Installation Systems provide a strong foundation for virtually any project, and deliver optimum performance when used under all types of floor coverings: carpet, wood, vinyl and more.
Shower Installation Systems
Hard core performance.Fast, easy installation.
Custom’s industry-leading variety of waterproof shower slopes and accessories, exclusively manufactured by KBRS. They’re not only twice as strong as any other pre-fabricated shower substrate, but also the fastest and easiest to install.
Profiles & Transitions
Discover a new choice in high-quality profiles and transitions. Create stunning designs in tile and stone without unsightly edges.
A complete line of high performing, aesthetically pleasing edge-protection profiles. Available in the most popular designs and styles, they integrate with most field tile to increase design flexibility and minimize safety risks.
Tools & Accessories
Precision demands the best.
SuperiorBilt® Tools are professionally preferred for tile, stone and floor covering installations.
Thin Veneer Installation Systems
A single source with dedicated service and support.
Custom’s comprehensive TVIS line is engineered as a complete system, giving architects an advanced, premium masonry installation solution for manufactured stone thin veneers.
CONTROLLED CURE TECHNOLOGY™
Custom® Building Products is committed to developing innovative, technological solutions. Controlled Cure Technology™ (CCT) controls the rate at which water evaporates during the Portland cement curing process, promoting much faster and more consistent hydration. Custom has developed surface preparation products and mortars engineered with CCT offering many advantages not found in traditional cement technology.
How does CCT Work? In Technical Terms - Through the use of additives, Custom is able to reduce the amount of water needed for a usable mix. This lower water requirement is near the ideal requirement needed for maximum cement strength. The remaining water is bound in close proximity to the calcium and aluminum silicate molecules until hydration occurs, thus combining nearly all of the mix water into the hydrated cement matrix. By accelerating the hydration process the water is combined with the silicate molecules quickly before it is lost through evaporation and absorption into the floor covering or substrate. Unlike slower drying latex polymers, Custom's new, advanced polymers are designed to coalesce easily, allowing the rapid release of water during the hydration process. In Layman Terms - CCT controls the Portland cement curing process promoting much faster and consistent hydration. This allows faster installation of floor coverings over underlayments; an advantage when installing vinyl flooring and wood where residual moisture is a concern. When employed in mortars, bond strengths to tile and stone develop faster for early grouting and finishing. Why Control the Curing of Portland Cement? Portland cement is a natural product composed of various silicate molecules that build strength through the interlocking of hydrated crystals in a matrix during hydration. Many uncontrollable variables affect the hydration process such as type and porosity of substrate and tile, climatic conditions, variation in installation technique and the amount of liquid required for mixing. If not controlled, the resulting product will be a blend of hydrated and unhydrated silicate molecules resulting in a weakened structure, low early and final strength and slow set time. Most Portland cement based products require more water in the mix to achieve a workable consistency. This additional water is not needed for complete hydration. The excess (free) water leaves the system through absorption and evaporation. This free water can migrate into surrounding materials and could lead to mold, mildew and staining of moisture sensitive floor coverings and efflorescence in tile installations. Shrinkage can also occur to underlayments resulting in undesirable cracking. This technology led to the development of a mortar capable of installing moisture sensitive stone and tile without warping and curling. The CCT Advantage:
CUSTOMLITE® TECHNOLOGY Custom's line of high-performance, ultra lightweight products feature CustomLite® Technology.
Weighing up to 40 percent less than competitive products, Custom's new lightweight line includes EasyMat™, LevelLite™ Self-Leveling Underlayment, MegaLite® Rapid Setting, MegaLite® Crack Prevention Mortar, ProLite™, OmniGrip®, and Prism® SureColor® Grout, Prolite RS.
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