Laticrete 253 Gold Thinset, Gray - 50 lb Bag
Laticrete 253 Gold is a superior polymer fortified bagged
cementitious thin-set powder to be mixed with water to install ceramic
tile and natural stone using the thin-set method of installation.
Designed for interior and exterior floor and wall installations of
all types of ceramic tiles, porcelain tile and stone over concrete,
exterior glue plywood and a variety of substrates.
Designed for interior and exterior floor and wall installations of all types of ceramic tile, porcelain tile and stone over concrete, exterior glue plywood and a variety of other substrates.
Interior and exterior
Exceeds ANSI A118.4 Shear Bond Strength Requirements
Bonds to most surfaces
Cement mortar beds
Ceramic tile and stone
Exterior glue plywood*
Cement backer board**
Properly prepared vinyl tile*
Non-water soluble cut-back adhesive*
* Interior use only.
** Consult cement backer board manufacturer for specific installation recommendations and to verify acceptability for exterior use.
Approximately 60–70 ft2/50 lb bag (5.6–6.5/22.7 kg bag) with 1/4" x 3/8" (6 mm x 9 mm) notched trowel.
Approximately 80–95 ft2/50 lb bag (7.4–8.8/22.7 kg bag) with 1/4" x 1/4" (6 mm x 6 mm) notched trowel.
Coverage will vary depending on trowel notch size, type and size of tile, and substrate.
Mixing: Place clean, potable water into a clean pail. Add Laticrete 253 Gold. Use approximately 5 qts (4.7 l) of water for 50 lbs (22.7 kg) of powder. Mix by hand or with a slow speed mixer to a smooth, trowelable consistency. Allow mortar to slake for 5–10 minutes. Remix without adding any more water or powder. During use, stir occasionally to keep mix fluffy. DO NOT temper with water.
Apply mortar to the substrate with the flat side of the trowel,pressing firmly to work into surface. Comb on additional mortar with the notched side.
Note: Use the proper sized notched trowel to ensure full bedding of the tile. Spread as much mortar as can be covered with tile in 15–20 minutes. Back butter large tiles > 8" x 8" (200 mm x 200 mm) to provide full bedding and firm support. Place tiles into wet, sticky mortar and beat in using a beating block and rubber mallet to embed tile and adjust level.
Check mortar for complete coverage by periodically removing a tile and inspecting bedding mortar transfer onto back of tile. If mortar is skinned over (not sticky), remove and replace with fresh mortar.