In response to an ever-evolving tile industry, MAPEI continues to expand its line of thixotropic mortars that provide nonsag, nonslump performance for the optimum installation of large-and-heavy-format tile and stone with the introduction of Ultraflex™ LHT™.
“The sales trend of MAPEI’s Ultraflex LFT™ mortar has continued to grow year after year and has outpaced average growth within the tile and stone installation systems (TSIS) market,” said Brian Pistulka, MAPEI Business Manager for TSIS. “This trend is a strong indication that our thixotropic, easy-to-spread mortar technology has established a contractor following. Along with its unique application and performance properties, plus its medium-bed mortar uses, the technology is also aligned with the evolving installation trend of large-and-heavy-format tile and stone in ever-increasing sizes.”
Due to the excellent track record of Ultraflex LFT, MAPEI is launching another product in the Ultraflex family of mortars. Ultraflex LHT is a nonsag medium-bed and thin-set mortar for large-format and heavy tile and stone for interior/exterior installations on floors, walls and countertops. This polymer-modified mortar is formulated with Easy Glide Technology™ for ease of application up to 1/2″ (12 mm), with excellent adhesion to the substrate and tile.
“Ultraflex LHT has been available in the Canadian market since mid-2015 and has proved to be very successful. MAPEI expects to repeat this success in the United States with the release of Ultraflex LHT in the first quarter of 2016,” said Pistulka.