DEERFIELD BEACH, FL -- In response to green-building construction trends, the expanding demand for products containing recycled content andlarge-format tiledesigns, Mapei is introducing to the market Mapei Ultralite Mortar Pro, a professional-grade, lightweight, single-component mortar that can be used for medium-bed and nonsag applications as well as for thin-set installations.

"Its thixotropic properties make Mapei Ultralite Mortar Pro an excellent choice for large-format tile installations on floors and walls," said Brian Pistulka, Mapei Business Manager for Tile and Stone Installation Systems. "The reduced weight of the mortar also lightens the load for installers when shifting bags around a jobsite."

This polymer-modified mortar is formulated with Easy Glide Technology for ease of application, a labor-saving plus for installers. Mapei Ultralite Mortar Pro's unique Ultralite Technology provides twice the coverage of a standard thin-set mortar per pound (0.45 kg), providing transportation savings, too. Plus, Mapei Ultralite Mortar Pro can contribute to LEED points through its more than 20% recycled content.