Incorporating color into mortar adds a whole new dimension to masonry. After all, mortar joints can account for as much as 20% of the surface area of brick, block or stone walls.
Colored mortars create another level of visual interest to the units they bond together, further expanding the already impressive array of architectural treatments available with masonry.
But colored mortars also make new demands on materials and workmanship. Long-lasting color that stands up to weather and wear requires precise proportioning and mixing. Uniform color throughout the project demands consistency. And ultimately, colored mortar must have the same performance properties as its grey counterpart: strength, durability and workability.
Proportioned and packaged under laboratory-controlled conditions, Lehigh colored masonry cements meet these demands by simplifying mortar mixing and ensuring consistent results from batch to batch, project to project.