Press Release: Merkrete Introduces 720 Rapid Set

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Merkrete Introduces 720 Rapid Set

New Rapid Set Medium Bed Mortar


Anaheim, CA — May 22, 2014 - Parex USA, Inc., the parent company of leading building material brands; Merkrete, Parex, Teifs, LaHabra and El Rey, announced the launch of Merkrete 720 Rapid Set, a premium grade, rapid setting, medium bed mortar specifically formulated for the installation of large format ceramic tiles, gauged porcelain and irregular thickness stones that require faster setting times of 90 minutes or less.

The new 720 Rapid Set also allows for easy adjustments against lippage and exceeds ANSI A118.4 and ANSI A118.11 standards.

"Producing a medium bed mortar that dries quickly fits the requirements for the large format tile trends we're seeing in the market place today," says Luciano Tavares, Brand Manager for Merkrete. "Not only is the product made for durability, it will also save time during the application process. It's a great product for a variety of projects that demand quicker setting times including malls, hospitals, schools and public spaces."

The addition of 720 Rapid Set rounds out Merkrete's full line of thin sets, mortars and adhesives specifically formulated for large format tiles including 855 XXL one step adhesive and 856 XLF for ultra-thin, extra large tiles.

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For over forty years, Merkrete has been dedicated to providing architects, contractors and building owners with the most uniquely diversified and innovative product line in the industry. Merkrete has successfully supplied the building industry with over one billion square feet of tile and stone installation systems backed by our extended warranty programs. From surface preparation and waterproofing, to a complete line of tile installation systems, Merkrete makes it all possible.



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