Bethany, Conn.—Laticrete has launched MVIS (Masonry Veneer Installation System) Lite Wall Float, a super lightweight mortar developed with the installer in mind. Half the weight of traditional type S mortars, MVIS is safer and easier to handle, the company said.
Designed specifically for masonry veneers, the product’s lightweight feature and superior performance increases production while reducing exhaustion on the job, according to the company. Additionally, the formula contains no respirable crystalline silica levels that exceed the OSHA action level.
“The excellent adhesion, ease-of-use and safety components that MVIS Lite Wall Float offers makes it an ideal choice for workability and efficiency,” said Elvis Torres, Laticrete product manager. “As a pre-blended formula, it doesn’t require any job site batching and is half the weight of traditional bags of mortar, allowing workers to get more done with less strain. MVIS Lite Wall Float showcases the dedication Laticrete has in contributing to healthier work environments and providing solutions that are easier on the installer.”
MVIS is available in a 30-pound bag that offers the same coverage as a 60-pound bag of traditional mortar and only requires water to mix. Suitable for a variety of application types, it is freeze/thaw compliant, making it suitable for both interior and exterior use. With good PSI strength and low shrinkage, it can be applied up to ¾-inch in one lift on a vertical installation.
The product is designed for floating walls or doing renders and provides a great foundation for stone setting applications, allowing installers to place veneer on top of the surface in as little as 16 hours. It can also be used in conjunction with MVIS Air and Water Barrier after 24 hours, which is a single-component, load bearing, fluid-applied air barrier membrane that provides waterproofing and crack isolation.