Product Focus: Laticrete Multimax Lite Offers Extended Open Time
Laticrete presents Multimax Lite, a one-step, non-sag, Large and Heavy Tile (LHT) mortar for interior and exterior installations of ceramic tile, porcelain tile, glass tile and stone. Multimax Lite exceeds ANSI 118.15, the industry’s highest performance standard for a cementitious-based adhesive mortar.
The product’s lightweight formulation allows it to be more easily transported and troweled; a 25 lb. (11.3 kilogram) bag provides the same coverage as a 50 lb. (22.7 kilogram) bag of standard mortar, according to the company. Additionally, Multimax Lite contains no silica sand, benefiting workers on the jobsite with reduced exposure to respirable silica.
“Rather than requiring contractors to carry several types of mortar, Multimax Lite is suitable for interior, exterior and submerged applications of LHT wall and thin-bed installations, thus eliminating an excess of product on-site and simplifying the entire installation process,” said Jonathan Scott, Laticrete senior product manager. “Multimax Lite also offers users an extended 40-minute open time, which is a major selling point for this product.”
Multimax Lite features Kevlar reinforcement and antimicrobial protection to inhibit the growth of mold and mildew. The product also uses Laticrete Hydromatic Cure Chemistry, designed to accelerate the hydration process to rapidly consume water in the system, allowing the material to cure in a predictable manner.
Available in grey and white, Multimax Lite is Greenguard Certified for sustainable building and is a component of the Laticrete Lifetime System Warranty.
For more information, visit laticrete.com.