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Mortar Products, Sayreville, NJ

The basic composition of mortar might seem similar to concrete, but what really sets it apart is how it is used. Made of a mixture of sand, a binder, and water, mortar is used to hold components together. Depending on the type of mortar you are using, the binder might be cement or lime. Mortar joins the layers of stone or brick together and keeps everything from sliding around.

Depending on the application, there are different types of mortar available and it is essential that the proper type be used to ensure that the desired results are achieved.

TABLE 1 Recommended Guide for Selection of Mortar Type

Building Segment Mortar Type
Exterior, above grade
    load-bearing N or S or M
    non load-bearing N
    parapet wall N or S
Exterior, at or below grade S or M
    load-bearing N or S
    non load-bearing N

As you can see, different types of mortar have other applications. Many of Riverside Supply Co.’s customers are knowledgeable as they are professionals in the field sourcing products for their clients' projects. However, we also cater to many individual clients embarking on DIY projects and are unsure about the types of mortar that would suit their Sayreville, NJ, project.

Range of Mortars

Our team is customer-centric, and we work with you to discuss your requirements so we can guide your choices. Whether you are a professional contractor or a homeowner tackling a renovation, our experts take the time to understand the specifics of your project. We then recommend the ideal mortar mix based on the application, environmental conditions, and performance requirements.

As the table above mentions, a thin-set mortar works well for interior tile installations on floors and walls. These premixed mortars provide a high-strength bond and are suitable for ceramic, porcelain, and natural stone tiles. In contrast, masonry mortars are formulated for laying bricks, blocks, and stone in exterior applications exposed to the elements. These mortars have excellent water resistance and flexibility to withstand freeze-thaw cycles.

We also carry specialized mortars tailored for unique needs, such as laying glass tiles, installing tiles over membranes, or working with large-format porcelain slabs. Our polymer-modified mortars enhance bond strength and flexibility, making them ideal for challenging installations like exterior veneers or subfloor leveling.

Buy Mortar Confidently

No matter the scope or complexity of your project, our knowledgeable staff is here to ensure you select the suitable mortar for a successful and long-lasting installation. We prioritize education so you can feel confident using the proper materials and techniques. Let us be your trusted partner in achieving outstanding results.

For more information about our mortars and other masonry supplies, please call Riverside Supply Co. at 732-257-3434 to discuss your needs. Alternatively, if you prefer to email us and inquire about other masonry supplies, please use our convenient Online Form.