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 right tools and solutions; making us the #1 Contractor Preferred Manufacturer of Sealers and Cleaners.
CustomTech Flooring Prep
CustomTech – the industry’s leading collection of technologically-superior, easy-to-use, professional grade subfloor preparation products designed for all types of floor coverings.
Tools & Accessories
Precision demands the best.
SuperiorBilt® Tools are professionally preferred for tile, stone and floor covering installations.
Products : Setting : Thick Bed Mortar : Thick Bed Bedding Mortar
Pre-blended underlayment specifically designed to float a mortar bed for ceramic and natural stone tile. It is easy to mix and use, eliminating the need for site mixing of sand and cement. Thick Bed Bedding Mortar's 3:1 mix ratio provides a high-strength surface ideal for tiling commercial and industrial installations.
American National Standards Institute (ANSI) ANSI A108.1 of the American National Standards for the Installation of Ceramic Tile ASTM International (ASTM)
Resilient Floor Covering Institute (RFCI) Recommended Work Practices for Removal of Resilient Floor CoveringsTile Council of North America (TCNA) TCNA Handbook for Ceramic Tile Installation, TCNA Method EJ171
Installation must comply with the requirements of all applicable local, state and federal code jurisdictions.
Custom® Building Products is committed to environmental responsibility in both products produced and in manufacturing practices. Use of this product can contribute towards LEED® v3 certification:
USE CHEMICAL-RESISTANT GLOVES, such as nitrile, when handling product.
Surfaces must be structurally sound, clean, dry and free from grease, oil, dirt, curing compounds, sealers, adhesives or any other contaminant that would prevent a good bond. Glossy or painted surfaces must be sanded, stripped and cleaned of waxes, dirt or any contaminants. Concrete must be cured 28 days and accept water penetration. Concrete must be free of efflorescence and not subject to hydrostatic pressure. Concrete slabs should have a broomed or brushed finish to enhance the bond. Plywood flooring including those under resilient flooring must be structurally sound and meet all ANSI and deflection requirements. For questions about proper subfloor installation, call Technical Services. Smooth concrete surfaces, existing glazed tile, terrazzo, or polished stone should be roughened or scarified. Sheet vinyl must be well-bonded and stripped of old finish. Roughen the surface by sanding or scarifying, rinse and allow to dry. Expansion joints should never be bridged with setting material. Do not sand flooring materials containing asbestos. Ambient temperature, surfaces and materials should be maintained at a temperature above 50° F (10° C) or below 100° F (38° C) for 72 hours.
Application Over Plywood Substrates
Do not apply directly to plywood. Use vapor barrier and metal lath. Plywood floors, including those under resilient flooring, must be built to industry standards. Deflection should not exceed L/360. For questions about proper subfloor installation, call Technical Services.
Expansion joints and cold joints, as described in ANSI A108.01, should never be bridged with setting material. They must be brought through the tile work and filled with an appropriate elastomeric sealant, such as Custom's® 100% Silicone. Contact Custom's® Technical Services for the proper treatment of control or saw cut joints. Refer to TCNA EJ171, F125 and F125A.
This product contains Portland cement and free silica. Avoid eye contact or prolonged contact with skin. Wash thoroughly after handling. If eye contact occurs, flush with water for 15 minutes and consult a physician. Do not breathe dust; wear a NIOSH approved respirator. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN. DO NOT TAKE INTERNALLY.
Mix with 2.4 L (2-1/2 quarts) of cool clean water or, for added strength, mix with 1.2 L (1 1/4 quarts) Thin-Set Mortar Admix and 1.2 L (1-1/4 quarts) of cool, clean water and 22.68 kg (50 lbs) powder together to a semi-damp, dry-pack consistency.
Refer to ANSI A108.1 A, B, or C for installation methods.
Curing time is affected by ambient and surface temperatures and humidity. Use the following as a guideline. Allow 24 hours before grouting and light traffic, and 7-10 days before heavy or vehicular traffic. Before exposure to heavy or vehicular traffic, assure assembly is rated “Heavy or Extra Heavy” per TCNA Service Requirements. As necessary, use plywood or other load distributing protection when moving heavy equipment across tiled assembly.
Clean with water before material dries.
Store in a cool, dry area.
Properly installed product requires no special maintenance.
Properly installed tile will last for more than 60 years.
Obtain the applicable LIMITED PRODUCT WARRANTY at www.custombuildingproducts.com/product-warranty or send a written request to Custom Building Products, Inc., Five Concourse Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30328, USA. Manufactured under the authority of Custom Building Products, Inc. © 2017 Quikrete International, Inc.
SQUARE FOOT COVERAGE PER 50 LB BAG (SQUARE METER PER 22.68 KG)
Chart for estimating purposes. Coverage may vary based on installation practices and jobsite conditions. For questions, contact CUSTOM Technical Services at 800-282-8786.
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