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3701 Fortified Mortar Bed
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PRODUCT DESCRIPTION LATICRETE 3701 Fortified Mortar Bed is a polymer fortified blend of carefully selected polymers, portland cement and graded aggregates. LATICRETE 3701 Fortified Mortar Bed does not require the use of latex admix, you only need to add water to produce thick bed mortar with exceptional strength. LATICRETE 3701 Fortified Mortar Bed is […]
LATICRETE 3701 Fortified Mortar Bed is a polymer fortified blend of carefully selected polymers, portland cement and graded aggregates. LATICRETE 3701 Fortified Mortar Bed does not require the use of latex admix, you only need to add water to produce thick bed mortar with exceptional strength. LATICRETE 3701 Fortified
Mortar Bed is an approved substitute for LATICRETE 226 Thick Bed Mortar mixed with LATICRETE 3701 Mortar Admix.
Interior and exterior applications
Wet and dry applications
Bonded and non-bonded thick bed mortar applications
Conventional thick bed mortar applications
Polymer fortified – no need for latex additives
Premixed – no job site blending of powders required
Economical – saves time and money
High strength formula
Pumpable for large scale veneer projects
Exceeds ASTM C270 requirements
For use as a scratch or finish coat in place of Type S or Type N mortar
Ceramic tile & stone
Exterior glue plywood*
Cement mortar beds
Cement backer board**
* For interior only, over cleavage membrane with wire reinforcing min. 2" (50 mm) thick
** Consult cement backer board manufacturer for specific installation recommendations and to verify acceptability for exterior use
60 lb (27.3 kg) bag; 56 bags per pallet
Factory sealed containers of this product are guaranteed to be of first quality for two (2) years if stored at temperatures >32°F (0°C) and <110°F (43°C).
Use LATAPOXY®300 Adhesive for installing green marble or moisture sensitive stone, agglomerates, and resin backed tile or stone.
For veneer installations using this product, consult local building code requirements regarding limitations and installation system specifications.
Adhesives/mastics, mortars and grouts for ceramic tile, pavers, brick and stone are not replacements for waterproofing membranes.
When a waterproofing membrane is required, use a LATICRETE Waterproofing Membrane (see Section 10 FILING SYSTEMS).
Note: Surfaces must be structurally sound, stable and rigid enough to support ceramic/stone tile, thin brick and similar finishes. Substrate deflection under all live, dead and impact loads, including concentrated loads, must not exceed L/360 for thin bed ceramic tile/brick installations or L/480 for thin bed stone installations where L=span length (except where local building codes specify more stringent deflection requirements)
Consult MSDS for more safety information.
During cold weather, protect finished work from traffic until fully cured.
Allow a minimum 14 day cure at 70°F (21°C) after the final grouting period prior to filling water features with water.
Contains portland cement and silica sand. May irritate eyes and skin. Avoid contact with eyes or prolonged contact with skin. In case of contact, flush thoroughly with water.
Do not take internally. Silica sand may cause cancer or serious lung problems. Avoid breathing dust. Wear a respirator in dusty areas.
Keep out of reach of children.
All surfaces should be between 40°F (4°C) and 90°F (32°C) and structurally sound, clean and free of all dirt, oil, grease, laitance, paint, concrete sealers or curing compounds. Dry dusty concrete slabs or masonry should be dampened and excess water swept off. Installation may be made on a damp surface. Expansion joints shall be provided through the tile work from all construction or expansion joints in the substrate. Follow ANSI specification A108.01-3.7:
Requirements for Movement Joints: Preparations by Other Trades” or TCNA detail EJ-171 “Movement joints-Vertical & Horizontal”. Do not cover expansion joints with mortar.
Mixing Mortar Bed—Dry Pack Consistency for Floors Mix a 60 lb bag (27 kg) of LATICRETE® 3701 Fortified Mortar Bed to 0.7–0.8 gal (2.6–3 ℓ) of water. Mix to a stiff, semi-dry consistency. Mix ratio may vary dependent upon weight of finish.
Bonded Mortar Bed—Installation
Before placing mortar, apply a slurry bond coat made from LATICRETE 254 Platinum or LATICRETE 4237 Latex Additive mixed with LATICRETE 211 Powder. While the slurry bond coat is wet, spread the mortar and compact well. If placing tile immediately, apply a slurry bond coat, made from either LATICRETE 254 Platinum or LATICRETE 4237 Latex Additive mixed with LATICRETE 211 Powder to the mortar. While the slurry bond coat is wet and sticky, place the tile and beat in well. Refer to TDS 143 "Slurry Bond Coats – When & What to Use" for more information on slurry bond coats.
Unbonded Mortar Bed—Installation
Before placing mortar , place a cleavage membrane (e.g. 4 mil thick polyethylene sheeting or 15 lb, builder felt) on the substrate. Place mortar over the cleavage membrane (approximately 1/2 the depth of the mortar bed). Next, place 2" x 2" (50 mm x 50 mm), 16 gauge galvanized welded wire mesh over the mortar. Then, place the balance of the mortar bed. The wire mesh should be suspended in the middle of the mortar bed.
Spread the mortar and compact well. Minimum mortar bed thickness shall be 2" (50 mm). If placing tile immediately, apply a slurry bond coat, made from either LATICRETE 254 Platinum or LATICRETE 4237 Latex Additive mixed with LATICRETE 211 Powder to the mortar.
While the slurry bond coat is wet and sticky, place the tile and beat in well.
Mixing Wall Renders
Mix a 60 lb bag (27 kg) of LATICRETE 3701 Fortified Mortar Bed to 0.8 – 0.9 (3 – 3.4ℓ) of water. Mix to a plastic consistency.
No slurry bond coat is required prior to placing wall renders. Apply wall render with a steel trowel pressing mortar into good contact with the substrate. Apply “scratch coat” first – not to exceed 1/2" (12 mm) thickness. Scratch mortar before it hardens. After “scratch coat” hardens, apply the “brown or float coat” working the mortar into good contact with the scratch coat.
Do not exceed 5/8" (15 mm) thickness per lift. Scratch all lifts that will receive additional float coats. Float wall with steel trowel and straight edges to form a plumb and true mortar surface.
Allow the completed render coats to cure for 24 hours at 70°F (21° C) prior to the installation of tile.
As a Pumped Mortar for Renders and Plaster
Pumping of LATICRETE 3701 Fortified Mortar Bed should be done when using a liquid plasticizer/pump aid. Confirm with manufacturer of pump aid for compatibility with polymer fortified mortar mixes. Approximate coverage for 7 – 60 lb. (27.3 kg) bags of mortar will be 45 ft2 (4.2 m2) at 1" (25 mm) thick.
Coverage will vary according to mixing, pumping, placement, job site conditions and rebound. Do not exceed 5/8" (15 mm) thickness per lift/application of pumped render. Scratch up previous lift prior to placing subsequent lifts.
Concrete Repair and Resurfacing – Leveling Mortar Consistency Mixing Leveling Mortars Mix a 60 lb bag (27.3 kg) of LATICRETE® 3701 Fortified Mortar Bed to 0.8 – 0.9 (3 – 3.4ℓ) of water. Mix to a plastic consistency. Mix ratio may vary dependent upon weight of finish.
Concrete Repair and Resurfacing – Installation
Before placing mortar, apply a slurry bond coat made from LATICRETE 254 Platinum or LATICRETE 4237 Latex Additive mixed with LATICRETE 211 Powder. Apply a slurry bond coat to all reinforcing steel and existing clean, sound and stable concrete surfaces just prior to placing the mortar. While the slurry bond coat is wet and sticky place the topping mortar.
Compact the surface of the mortar with a flat trowel and ensure all voids are filled. Avoid over troweling.
Cold Weather Note
The setting of portland cement mortars and grouts are retarded by low temperatures. Protect finished work for an extended period when installing in cold weather.
Hot Weather Note
The evaporation of moisture in portland cement mortars is accelerated by hot, dry conditions. Apply mortar to dampened surfaces and protect freshly spread mortar and finished work when installing in temperatures over 90°F (32°C).
Note: A slurry bond coat should also be applied to the edges of mortar beds installed from previous work periods.
Clean tools and tile work with water while the mortar is fresh.