For more than 50 years, LATICRETE® Masonry Veneer Installation System (MVIS) has proven itself the best high-strength mortar, delivering problem-free installations for masonry veneers.
LATICRETE® mortar is…
Installing masonry veneers used to be done with on-site mortar mixes, subject to variation in quality and performance. Installations usually required metal lath and provided inadequate weather protection, resulting in water intrusion and delamination of the veneer.
Other masonry grouts simply aren’t engineered as complete wall systems and don’t offer warranties that stand behind installation.
The LATICRETE® MVIS system has been verified through independent testing to perform equally to code-approved conventional lath and plaster installation systems for adhered masonry veneers.
Its comprehensive, quality-controlled installation system uses proven materials, including a revolutionary waterproofing membrane, polymer-fortified adhesive mortar with non-sag performance, a scratch and brown coat mortar, a masonry-pointing mortar, and a 100-percent silicone sealant.
Choose the right LATICRETE® MVIS system for your project with professional advice from Sturgis Materials or a masonry contractor near you.
LATICRETE® offers a comprehensive 25-year, 100-percent labor and materials system warranty for masonry veneer installations over concrete and masonry substrates (for both interior and exterior applications), and a 15-year, 100 percent labor and materials system warranty for steel or wood-framed exterior façades.
LATICRETE® warranties cover any suitable tile or stone manufacturer’s product. Customizable warranties are available to suit your specific product.
Sturgis Materials recommends using PermaBase-brand Cement Board as a substrate for exterior wall systems, including Cement Board Stucco (CBS) and Cement Board Masonry Veneer (CBMV), to be eligible for the 25-year LATICRETE® warranty.
Be sure to follow the recommended LATICRETE® MVIS installation process.
LATICRETE® Air & Water Barrier is a single-component, load-breaking, fluid-applied, waterproofing, crack-isolating air barrier membrane. It produces a seamless monolithic elastomeric coating and bonds directly to a variety of substrates.
LATICRETE® Air & Water Barrier is a low-VOC, self-curing, water-based formula that contains antimicrobial technology. It’s best used in construction where air and water barriers are required to improve building efficiencies and durability. It is designed to enhance building longevity, save energy, and increase building occupant comfort. LATICRETE® Air & Water Barrier is an Air Barrier Association of America (ABAA) evaluated material and is part of an ABAA Evaluated Assembly.
This ultimate, polymer-fortified thin-set mortar is for interior and exterior installation of masonry veneer, stone, ceramic tile, quarry tile, pavers, and thin brick. Designed to mix with water, MVIS Hi-Bond Veneer Mortar has a long open time with incredible adhesion and workability.
LATICRETE® Premium Mortar Bed is a polymer-fortified blend of carefully selected polymers, portland cement, and graded aggregates. It does not require the use of the latex admix; you only need to add water to produce thick bed mortar with exceptional strength.
Use LATICRETE® Premium Mortar Bed for interior and exterior applications, wet and dry applications, concrete repairs, as a scratch or finish coat in place of Type S or Type N mortar, and bonded and non-bonded thick mortar bed applications.
This factory-prepared mortar is designed to be mixed with water or LATICRETE® Mortar Enhancer. Formulated from a blend of high-strength portland cement, graded aggregates, and color-fast pigments, it provides a joint that is dense, hard, and durable.
LATICRETE® Masonry Pointing Mortar is part of a complete LATICRETE® system that includes materials for every aspect of a stone, thin brick, manufactured stone, or tile installation to ensure quality and long-lasting performance.