Format: Video of Slides with Audio
Presenter: Dale Roberts
The right choice of mortar can save you money, but the wrong choice can cost you dearly. This session will explore adhesive and mortar options for installing tile and stone. Participants will gain a better understanding of mortars, including latex thin-sets and specialty mortars, what to use and how to specify them. We will also explore the different installation methods, including thinset applications and thick bed/mortar bed. Finally, we will discuss the details of basic cement technology for setting materials with proper specifications including usage, cost and failure prevention techniques.
Upon completion of the session, participants should be able to:
? Discuss how Portland cement is made, what mortar is and how different types of bond are achieved
? Recognize what the wrong choice of mortar can cost you and what the correct choice can save you
? Explore the many issues that can cause tile to lose bond or crack
? Explain medium bed mortars and associated installation methods