Schluter-Systems has developed three new thin-set mortars for ceramic and stone tile installation. The products are Schluter SET® unmodified thin-set mortar, Schluter ALL-SET® modified thin-set mortar, and Schluter FAST-SET® rapid-setting modified thin-set mortar. These products have been specifically formulated for Schluter® membranes and boards. They will allow tile installers to use a single source for their tile installation systems, with guaranteed product compatibility.
The Schluter ALL-SET® modified thin-set is engineered for use both under and over all DITRA® and KERDI® products. The Schluter FAST-SET® rapid-setting modified thin-set is ready to grout in 4 hours for fast-track projects. All three products, including the Schluter SET® are approved to set porcelain tile over Schluter® boards and membranes.
Schluter-Systems’ modified thin-set mortars have been specifically formulated to set and gain strength in a timeframe that fits typical installation practice, even when sandwiched between Schluter® membranes or boards and porcelain tile. The proportions of cement, water-retention agents, polymers, and other components in the mixtures were balanced to ensure that extended dry times are not required. This performance has been validated through both laboratory and practical testing. Now, the installer can select from either Schluter-Systems’ unmodified or modified thin-set mortar to install tiles over Schluter® products according to his or her preference.
The key to being able to use Schluter ALL-SET® and Schluter FAST-SET® thin-set mortars in these applications is predictability. By developing its own setting materials and controlling the formulas, Schluter-Systems now has the ability to guarantee consistently positive results. When using these thin-set mortars, installers can have complete confidence in setting times and strength gain in their installations.
When Schluter-Systems’ new thin-set mortars are used within certain Schluter® applications, an extended lifetime limited warranty is available.
Schluter-Systems will continue to warrant its systems when other manufacturers' unmodified thin-set mortars meeting ANSI A118.1 are used to install tile.
The ongoing confidence in the performance of this product category is based on the known science of cement hydration and years of positive field experience.
Schluter-Systems’ products are specifically designed for the tile industry to ensure that installations maintain integrity and durability. Their product line includes over 4,000 items, including tile trims, uncoupling membranes, waterproof building panels, electric floor warming systems, shower systems, and most recently three types of thin-set mortar. Schluter-Systems is renowned for its state-of-the-art technology with attention to detail for highly functional and visually appealing results.