Setting & Installation Materials by Mapei
Mapei® is a globally recognized brand that offers a comprehensive range of products for the construction and renovation industry. Since founded in 1937, Mapei® has become a leading manufacturer of adhesives, sealants, mortars, grouts, and other building materials. With a presence in over 80 countries, Mapei® is a reliable and trusted brand that continues to innovate and provide solutions for the construction industry.
At our Tile Center in Houston, TX, we are proud to offer an extensive selection of Mapei® products that cater to the needs of professionals in the construction and renovation industry. Whether you're looking for adhesives, sealants, or primers for tile and wood flooring installation, Mapei® has got you covered.
One of Mapei®'s core product categories is tile setting materials, which include mortars and thinsets, grouts, leveling, patching, and priming products.
Mortars and thinsets are types of adhesives used in the construction industry to bond tiles, stones, and other materials in place. Mortar is a mixture of cement, sand, and water that is used to create a strong bond between tiles and substrates. Thinset is a type of mortar that contains less sand and is more flexible than traditional mortar. Thinset is typically used for smaller tiles and installations that require a more precise application. Mortars and thinsets are applied to surfaces using a trowel and provide a strong and durable bond that can withstand heavy foot traffic and other stresses. They are commonly used for tile installations in bathrooms, kitchens, and other areas where water resistance is important. Mortars and thinsets come in various formulations, each designed to cater to specific types of tiles and substrates, including indoor and outdoor applications.
Grout is a mixture of cement, sand, and water that is applied to fill the gaps between tiles, stones, and other surfaces after installation, creating a durable and water-resistant barrier. Grout is available in a variety of colors and can be used to complement or contrast with the color of the tiles. Grout serves a functional purpose by preventing water, dirt, and debris from getting between the tiles and causing damage to the underlying surface. It also enhances the appearance of the installation by providing a finished look. The type of grout used depends on the size of the gaps between the tiles, the type of tiles, and the intended use of the installation.
Leveling, patching, and priming products are essential materials in the preparation of subfloors and other surfaces prior to the installation of tile, wood, or other flooring materials. These products are designed to create a smooth, level surface that is free of imperfections and ready for installation. Leveling compounds are used to fill in low spots, patching compounds are used to repair cracks and holes, and primers are used to prepare the surface for the application of leveling and patching compounds, ensuring proper adhesion and a smooth finish.
Mapei® also offers a range of tile and wood installation materials.
Caulking and silicone sealants are materials used to close gaps and joints in a variety of surfaces, including tile, wood, and metal. Caulk is a flexible material that is typically made of latex or silicone and can be applied to fill gaps between surfaces. Silicone sealants are typically used for more heavy-duty applications and are made of silicone or polyurethane. Caulking and silicone sealants provide a water-tight seal that helps to prevent water, air, and dust from entering the gaps between surfaces. They also offer some flexibility, allowing the sealant to move with the surface and prevent cracking or breaking. Caulking and silicone sealants are commonly used around windows, doors, and other areas where a weather-tight seal is needed.
Waterproofing solutions are products designed to protect surfaces and structures from water damage by creating a barrier that prevents water from penetrating the surface. These solutions can be applied to various surfaces, including walls, floors, and roofs, to prevent water from seeping through and causing damage to the underlying structure. Waterproofing solutions are commonly used in areas that are exposed to moisture, such as bathrooms, kitchens, and basements, as well as outdoor areas such as roofs, balconies, and decks.
Wood adhesives are a type of adhesive designed specifically for use in the installation and repair of wood flooring. These adhesives are typically made from a combination of resins, additives, and solvents that work together to create a strong bond between the wood flooring and the subfloor. They are easy to apply and provide excellent adhesion, helping to prevent gaps and movement between the flooring planks.
Our team of experts can help you choose the right Mapei® product for your project and provide advice on installation techniques to ensure your project is a success. Shop with us and experience the difference!