Mortar is often used to build brick or block walls and is a staple in commercial and residential projects. Widely used as a building material for bonding and mixing, it’s vital that this material is of the highest standard and capable of withstanding the harshest environments so that construction materials like brick and stone hold together. Check out our mortar products below, or discover even more fixings and accessories at Roofstores.
What is liquid mortar tone? Liquid mortar tone is a liquid dye which adds a permanent colour to mortar. The liquid disperses evenly through your mortar mix so that each batch you make has the same shade.
What is the difference between concrete and mortar? Concrete is made of cement, sand, water and gravel, all mixed in different proportions. Mortar, in comparison, is a mixture of cement, lime aggregate and water and is used as the glue to hold bricks or blocks together. Mortar has a much thicker consistency, which means it’s a stronger bonding adhesive for bricks and tiles, and great for repairs.
Why use mortar instead of concrete? Concrete is used for building foundations, slabs, patios and masonry, whereas mortar comes in various types for specific applications. If you’re working with brick, block, or stone, mortar is the better material as it’s all about strong bonding, rather than strong structure like concrete.