The rock solid solution for stone veneer installation

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…

The Problem with Traditional Stone Veneer Mortars

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.

Why Choose LATICRETE® Grouts and Mortars

LATICRETE® Mortars Warranty

LATICRETE® at Sturgis Materials

LATICRETE® Air & Water Barrier

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.

  • Meets ASTM E2357 Air Leakage of Building Assemblies
  • Meets ASTM D1970 Nail Sealability requirements
  • Adhered exterior veneers may be installed to the membrane using LATICRETE® MVIS Polymer Fortified Masonry Veneer Mortars over concrete, brick, cement plaster, and cement backer board
  • Excellent bond strength
  • Contributes to overall building energy efficiency
  • Contains Microban® antimicrobial product protection
  • Works together with LATICRETE® Transition Tape and LATICRETE® Flexible Sealing Tape to provide seamless protection of the building envelope
  • Lighter color for ease of inspection
  • Contains no solvents and is non-flammable
LATICRETE® MVIS Hi-Bond Veneer Mortar


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.

  • Exceeds ANSI A118.4, ANSI A118.11, and ANSI A118.15
  • Exceeds ASTM C270 comprehensive strength requirements for masonry veneer installations
  • Passes IBC and IRC shear bond strength code requirements for adhered masonry veneer when tested in accordance with ASTM C482
  • Conforms to ISO 13007-1 with a classification of C2TES1P1
  • Incredible bond to exterior glue plywood when used for interiors and to concrete
  • Contains Microban® antimicrobial protection to inhibit the growth of stain-causing mold and mildew in the substrate
  • High-performing, smooth and creamy formula with excellent shear bond strength
  • Ultimate adhesion for masonry veneer
LATICRETE® Premium Mortar Bed


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.

  • Exceeds ASTM C270 compressive strength requirements for masonry veneer installations
  • Premixed; no job-site blending of powders required
  • Economical; saves time and money
  • High-strength formula
  • Pumpable for large-scale veneer projects
LATICRETE® Masonry Pointing Mortar



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.

  • Designed for exterior and interior use
  • Ideal for both heavy-duty use and long-lasting beauty
  • Colors are blended to be uniform
  • Choose from stock colors: Natural Grey and Mushroom