Shaken, Not Stirred – How to Get the Best Bond from Your Mortar

Learn How to Get the Best Bond from Your Mortar

About this course:

The right choice of mortar can save you money, but the wrong choice can cost you dearly. This training course will explore adhesive and mortar options for installing tile and stone. Students will gain a better understanding of mortars, including latex thin-sets and specialty mortars, what to use and how to specify them. We will also explore the different installation methods, including thin-set applications and thick bed/mortar bed. Finally, we will discuss the details of basic cement technology for setting materials with proper specifications including usage, cost and failure prevention techniques.

You'll learn:

  • Discuss how Portland cement is made
  • Know what mortar is and how different types of bond are achieved
  • Recognize what the wrong choice of mortar can cost you and what the correct choice can save you
  • Explore the many issues that can cause tile to lose bond or crack
  • Explain medium bed mortars and associated installation methods


Your Instructor


The International Surface Event (TISE)
The International Surface Event (TISE)

The International Surface Event (TISE) is the largest North American event serving the floor-covering, stone & tile industries. The International Surface Event is comprised of the The International Surface Event: SURFACES | StonExpo/Marmomac | TileExpo events. Together, these three world-class tradeshows feature four impressive days of the newest products, hands-on demos, inspiring trends, key manufacturers, industry suppliers, along with unmatched education and networking. Held annually each year in Las Vegas, TISE brings together buyers and sellers from all over the world to see the latest products, trends, services and technologies.


Class Curriculum



Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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