ADHERED VENEER MORTAR
THE VERSATILE, DURABLE THIN VENEER MORTAR.
SPEC MIX® Adhered Veneer Mortar (AVM) is a specially formulated mortar for bonding lightweight manufactured thin veneer masonry units over wood frame and steel stud construction. It contains an optimal blend of dry cementitious materials, masonry sand, and performance-enhancing admixtures specifically designed for use as a scratch coat, bond coat, and joint grout for thin veneer masonry units. It is formulated as a cohesive material with consistent workability, anti-sag formulation, high water retention, and excellent bond strength. The final wall system will produce a non-load bearing, aesthetically pleasing exterior veneer or interior finish ideal for residential construction.
SPEC MIX AVM is designed to be compatible with the characteristics of most masonry thin veneer units. Packaged in 80 (36.2 kg) and 3,000 Ib (1,360.7 kg) bags, AVM is available in SPEC MIX standard colors and custom colors for joint grouting the masonry veneer system.
|SPEC MIX Adhered Veneer Mortar 28 Day Test Results|
|ASTM C 482 Bond Strength||TMS 402/602|
|Manufactured Thin Stone||151 PSI (1 MPa)||50 PSI (0.3 MPa)|
|Natural Thin Stone||127 PSI (0.8 MPa)||50 PSI (0.3 MPa)|
|SPEC MIX Adhered Veneer Mortar Estimated Yields|
|80 lb Bag||3,000 lb Bag|
|Scratch Coat||20 to 23 ft² (1.8 to 2.1 m²)||750 to 860 ft² (69.6 to 79.8 m²)|
|Bonding Coat||24 to 26 ft² (2.2 to 2.4 m²)||900 to 975 ft² (83.6 to 90.5 m²)|
|Joint Grout||38 to 40 ft² (3.5 to 3.7 m²)||1,425 to 1,500 ft² (132.3 to 139.3 m²)|
|Full Installation||13 to 15 ft² (1.2 to 1.3 m²)||485 to 560 ft² (45 to 52 m²)|
|Note: The yields given above are approximate and depend on labor practices, site conditions and design of work. Yields include typical waste. Please contact your local representative for more specific yield information in your area.|
THE LOW SAG, HIGH PRODUCTIVITY & BOND MORTAR.
SPEC MIX® Polymer Modified Adhered Veneer Mortar (PMAVM) is a technologically advanced adhered veneer mortar for use in bonding manufactured stone veneer, natural thin cut stone, and thin brick to cementitious substrates. PMAVM is formulated to provide excellent workability, water resistance, efflorescence mitigation, durability, and high bond strength. SPEC MIX PMAVM is the ideal solution for owners, architects, and contractors that demand a low-sag mortar with great working time that speeds up installation and productivity. The anti-slip properties of PMAVM make the installation of large natural thin cut stone easy while holding units in place for an extended time.
|SPEC MIX Polymer Modified Adhered Veneer Mortar (PMAVM) Performance Standards|
|TMS 402/602 28 Day Shear Bond (laboratory prepared)||50 PSI (0.3 MPa)||>300 PSI (2.0 MPa)|
|ANSI A 118.4 7 Day Shear Bond (laboratory prepared)||300 PSI (2.0 MPa)||>400 PSI (2.7 MPa)|
|Polymer Modified Adhered Veneer Mortar (PMAVM) Approximate Coverage Rates|
|Application||80 lb (36.2 kg) Bag||3,000 lb (1,360.7 kg) Bag|
|Scratch Coat||20 to 23 ft² (1.8 to 2.1 m²)||750 to 860 ft² (70 to 80 m²)|
|Bonding Coat||24 to 26 ft² (2.2 to 2.4 m²)||900 to 975 ft² (84 to 91 m²)|
|Joint Grout - 1/2 in (13 mm) JOINTS||38 to 40 ft² (3.5 to 3.7 m²)||1,425 to 1,500 ft² (132 to 139 m²)|
|Full Installation (Scratch, Bond, Joint)||13 to 15 ft² (1.2 to 1.4 m²)||485 to 560 ft² (45 to 52 m²)|
|Note: The yields given above are approximate and depend on labor practices, site conditions and design of work. Yields include typical waste. Some areas such as FL, CA, OR, and WA experience higher yields due to construction practices. Please contact your local representative for more specific yield information in your area.|
THE MIX WITH EXTREME BOARDLIFE AND BOND.
SPEC MIX® Thin Veneer Adhesion Mortar XP500 is a premium preblended
polymer modified thin set mortar specifically designed to bond masonry
thin veneer units including manufactured and gauged or ungauged natural
thin stone and thin brick to substrates for interior and exterior installations.
Its innovative, anti-sag formulation and optimized sand gradation provide
superior workability, adhesion and durability crucial to the application.
APPLICATION & SUBSTRATES
• Interior and exterior thin veneer installations
• Hardened scratch coats
• Concrete (properly prepared and free of curing compounds)
• Concrete masonry units
• Cement backer boards
• Interior gypsum wallboard with or without primer (consult with primer
manufacturer for suitability)
SPEC MIX XP500 should not be used in a scratch coat over lath or a joint grout application. XP500 comes packaged in 50 lb (22.6 kg) bags. It exceeds ANSI A118.4 and ANSI A118.15 applicable requirements as well as TMS 402/602 Building Code Requirements and Specification for Masonry Structures shear strength requirements when tested in accordance with ASTM C 482. Project submittals are available upon request; data sheet and SDS is are available here.
|XP500 Engineering Data (laboratory prepared)|
|*Due to the wide variability in natural stone physical characteristics and strengths, testing is performed with manufactured tile formats.|
|ANSI A118.15 Requirements||SPEC MIX XP500 (typical results)|
|Porcelain Mosaic Tile Shear Strength, PSI|
|At 1 Day||100 PSI (0.7 MPa)||>200 PSI (1.3 MPa)|
|At 7 Days||300 PSI (2.0 MPa)||>600 PSI (4.1 MPa)|
|At 7 Days Dry / 7 Days Water Immersion||200 PSI (1.3 MPa)||>300 PSI (2.0 MPa)|
|At 28 Days||400 PSI (2.7 MPa)||>700 PSI (4.8 MPa)|
|At 28 Days with Freeze-Thaw Cycyling||250 PSI (1.7 MPa)||>500 PSI (3.4 MPa)|
|At 28 Days Heat Aging||400 PSI (2.7 MPa)||>800 PSI (5.5 MPa)|
|Quarry Tile Shear Strength, PSI|
|At 28 Days||150 PSI (1.0 MPa)||>300 PSI (2.0 MPa)|
|At 28 Days with Freeze-Thaw Cycling||100 PSI (0.6 MPa)||>200 PSI (1.3 MPa)|
|TMS 402/602 Requirements||SPEC MIX XP500 (typical results)|
|Ceramic Tile Shear Strength, PSI|
|At 28 Days (ASTM C 482)||50 PSI (0.3 MPa)||>400 PSI (2.7 MPa)|
|XP500 Approximate Coverage Rates|
|Application||50 lb (22.6 kg) BAG|
|Scratch Coat - 1/4 in x 3/8 in (6.3 mm x 9.5 mm) NOTCHED TROWEL||60 to 70 ft² (5.5 to 6.5 m²)|
|Scratch Coat - 1/2 in x 1/2 in (13 mm x 13 mm) NOTCHED TROWEL||40 to 45 ft² (3.7 to 4.2 m²)|
|Coating Masonry Unit Method||30 to 33 ft² (2.8 to 3.0 m²)|
|Note: Coverage will vary depending on the substrate, site conditions and construction practices.|