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.
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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
Designed for your floors.
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 : Surface Prep : Mud Bed and Patching Compounds : CUSTOM® SpeedSlope® - Rapid Setting Sloping Mortar
SpeedSlope® is a rapid setting, rapid hardening, polymer-modified, pre-blended, cement based mortar bed and sloping mortar for leveling and ramping up to 3" on horizontal substrates; up to 5" thick in confined areas such as trenches. May be also used for walls and countertops, SpeedSlope® sets to a walkable hardness within one to two hours for installation of ceramic tile & natural stone tile flooring.
Formulated for dimensional stability and exceptional bond strength, SpeedSlope® is ideal for pre-sloping under waterproofing membranes and mortar beds in shower applications, for countertops and patching.
American National Standards Institute (ANSI)
ASTM International (ASTM)
Resilient Floor Covering Institute (RFCI)
Tile Council of North America (TCNA)
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 may contribute to LEED® certification.
Surfaces must be structurally sound, clean, dry and free from grease, oil, dirt, curing compounds, efflorescence, 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 not be subject to hydrostatic pressure. Concrete slabs should have a broomed or brushed finish or be mechanically prepared to enhance the bond. Plywood flooring must be structurally sound and meet all ANSI and deflection requirements. Expansion joints should never be bridged with setting or mortar bed materials. 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 90° F (32° C) for 72 hours.
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 CUSOTM's® Technical Services for the proper treatment of control or saw cut joints. Refer to TCNA EJ171, F125 and F125A.
Use proper personal protection equipment including impervious gloves, such as nitrile, dust masks and safety glasses when mixing/handling product.
This product contains Portland cement and free silica. Avoid eye contact and prolonged contact with skin. Wash thoroughly after handling. If eye contact occurs, flush with water for several minutes and consult a physician. Do not breathe dust; wear a NIOSH approved respirator. Refer to Safety Data Sheet for complete safety information.
Conformance to Building Codes Installation must comply with the requirements of all applicable local, state and federal code jurisdictions.
For sloping or patching over rough profiled concrete, mix to a plastic consistency up to 4qts water with 50lbs mortar. Scrub coat mixture onto clean, dry concrete surface and apply mortar while scrub coat is still wet. Apply mortar uniformly with pressure to key into the substrate before applying to final finished thickness. Float and/or screed material to appropriate thickness. DO NOT SPONGE OR SPRAY WATER TO SLICK SURFACE AS THIS WILL WEAKEN THE MORTAR SURFACE.
Follow ANSI A108.1 A, B or C for the installation of ceramic tile with thick bed mortar. Note: Drying or curing time is affected by ambient and surface temperatures and humidity.
For use as a bonded mortar bed, mix to a semi-damp, dry pack consistency using 2.5-3.0 qts water to 50lb mortar. Scrub coat or trowel a wet mixture bond coat (4qts water with 50lbs mortar) onto concrete surface and apply dry pack mortar while scrub coat is still wet. Compact SpeedSlope® well to form the mortar bed and trowel surface. For non-bonded applications over cleavage membranes, assure wire reinforcing or lath is used per ANSI A108 methods.
SHOWER RECEPTORS INSTALLATION
Surface Bonded Waterproofing – B421
Download the illustrated installation details by clicking on the link above or go to CustomBuildingProducts.com/TSD, select “Tile” as the installation type and select the appropriate illustrated TCNA detail by number (example: B414).
Plywood floors, including those under resilient flooring, must be structurally sound and must meet all ANSI A108.01 Part 3.4 requirements. Follow TCNA F141 or F145 guidelines for the installation of the thick bed mortar over plywood sub floor.
Drypack - Combine 50lbs of SpeedSlope® powder with 2.5-3.0 quarts of water in a clean mixing vessel. Mix material until all powder is thoroughly wet out and uniform. Material should be free of clumps and hold shape when squeezed together by hand.
Plastic Sloping Mortar – Combine 50lbs of SpeedSlope® powder with 3.5-4.0 quarts of water in a clean mixing vessel and mix to a uniform lump free consistency. Mix with a Hole Hawg with a square cage mixing paddle until lump free - approximately 2 minutes. High gear is needed to properly mix dry-pack and plastic consistencies. Alternatively a mortar mixer may be used with typical mix times of 2-3 minutes, but do not over mix. Rinse paddle between batches.
Prior to application to absorptive substrates, damp sponge the area to prevent excessive moisture loss to the substrate. Do not saturate the surface or leave standing water. Alternatively, porous substrates may be primed using CUSTOM® MBP® or TechPrime A® or other approved CUSTOM® primer according to their respective directions.
*Moisture sensitive tiles or natural stone may require longer cure times.
Clean with water before material dries.
Store in a cool dry area.
Properly installed product requires no special maintenance.
50 lb (22.68 kg) Bags
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.
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