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Discuss Which tile adhesive brand did you use most in 2016? in the Adhesive and Grout Forum area at TilersForums.co.uk.

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Which tile adhesive brand did you use most during 2016?

This poll will close on Jan 16, 2018 at 11:09 AM.
  1. Mapei

    21.3%
  2. Weber

    10.6%
  3. BAL

    10.6%
  4. Tilemaster

    23.4%
  5. Granfix

    1.1%
  6. Palace

    7.4%
  7. Isomat

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. Ardex

    8.5%
  9. Kerakoll

    1.1%
  10. Larsen

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  11. Nicobond

    2.1%
  12. Ultra

    5.3%
  13. Biscem

    1.1%
  14. Profix

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  15. Laticrete

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  16. Dunlop

    1.1%
  17. Soverign

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  18. Benfer

    1.1%
  19. Rocotex

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  20. Bostic

    1.1%
  21. Norcros

    3.2%
  22. PCI

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  23. BritAdhesives

    1.1%
  1. Dan

    Dan TilersForums.co.uk Est.2006 Staff Member NOT a Tiler

    Location:
    Staffordshire, UK
    Our annual poll has been requested and is quite late in comparison to when we usually run it.

    But here it is, better late than never.

    Which tile adhesive did you use the most during 2016?

    You can see our old polls here:-
    ALL TILE ADHESIVE POLLS - WHICH TILE ADHESIVE BRAND DO YOU USE THE MOST?
    Vote for only one. Adhesive reps voting for their own brand will have their votes removed. Votes will be public. Please only vote for the brand you used most during 2016.

    If you could let us know where you are buying from and which versions you are buying that'd be cool. Don't mention trade prices though please this is a public thread.
     
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  2. Dan

    Dan TilersForums.co.uk Est.2006 Staff Member NOT a Tiler

    Location:
    Staffordshire, UK
    If any brand isn't listed let me know and I'll add it for you. If any have gone bump or changed names let me know and I'll edit the options.

    Good luck to all firms.
     
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  3. MissTiler

    MissTiler TTA Tile Fixer of the year winner 2017 Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler TTA Member JOTM Winner

    Location:
    Norf London
  4. Dan

    Dan TilersForums.co.uk Est.2006 Staff Member NOT a Tiler

    Location:
    Staffordshire, UK
    Was there a specific one or should I make it multiple choice?
     
  5. gshtiling

    gshtiling Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Leeds
    I mainly use Nicobond adhesive because their local to me and well priced. Although used quite a lot of Mapei last year
     
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  6. Brian the Tile

    Brian the Tile Professional Tiler

    Location:
    north wales
    Bal for me
     
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  7. SuttonStone&Ceramics

    SuttonStone&Ceramics Active Member

    Location:
    Sutton Coldfield
    Ultra for powder adhesive and grouts and Bostik for the ready mixed
     
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  8. Philjb82

    Philjb82 Active Member

    Location:
    Stoke on Trent
    Generally Mapei for adhesive. And Granfix for grout.
     
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  9. mma

    mma Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Leicester
    Tilemaster, Setaflex. Grout 3000
     
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  10. 3_fall

    3_fall Administrator. Staff Member Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    SW London
    Tilemaster Setaflex in the main.
    Grout 3000 and Mapei UCP
    I'll buy from whoever gives me the best price on the day.
    Bleakleys in Thames Ditton are a good reliable source for TM but sometimes I find the ranges they carry somewhat limited. Unless I'm using by the pallet.
     
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  11. disco_the_tiler

    disco_the_tiler Active Member

    Location:
    Edinburgh
    Mapei keraflex and keraquick mainly for me last year
     
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  12. antonio

    antonio Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    italy
    berner italia
    butech
    cvr
    draco italia
    mapei
    kerakoll
    fassa bortolo
    opera
    kimia
    litokol
    tecnokolla
    tradimalt
    cugini
    aedex
    cercol
    ecc, ecc ecc
    I forget at least half.
    These are brands of adhesives that are circulating in Italy.
    and every month it grows a new one.
    now, only the control symbols, s1, s2, ce, etc. .that I find use.

    my favorite, remains kerakoll no limits, in normal and rapid semi version.
    extreme version, for iron wood and everything else.
     
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  13. McLovin

    McLovin “Isn’t ‘bribe’ just another word for ‘love’?”

    Location:
    Kent
    I hate to say it but I used a lot of Topps Tiles adhesive (Not on list) last year as they pass a lot of work my way. Its more Tile master this year.
     
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  14. Dan

    Dan TilersForums.co.uk Est.2006 Staff Member NOT a Tiler

    Location:
    Staffordshire, UK
    I'm assuming that's made by BAL or Palace or something because they don't make Adhesives...?
     
  15. McLovin

    McLovin “Isn’t ‘bribe’ just another word for ‘love’?”

    Location:
    Kent
    I have no Idea who makes it. Maybe someone on here will know. Its not as smooth and creamy as Bal.

    Im sure I heard once it was Dunlop but not sure.
     
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  16. Dan

    Dan TilersForums.co.uk Est.2006 Staff Member NOT a Tiler

    Location:
    Staffordshire, UK
    Yeah it's Palace. I just checked.
     
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  17. andy8758

    andy8758 Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Somerset
    Tilemaster lightweight is my standard wall tiling adhesive - imho there is no better grip on the market, but you need to know it cannot be adjusted after a few minutes - that's what makes it exceptional on walls, but if you don't fix accurately first time that could be a problem. I also find it has excellent coverage, as much as 8 sq m on an 8mm towelling.

    For floors I tend to go for basic rsf greys. Trade Tilemaster and trade Weber is excellent value as well as more than adequate for rapid floor tiling.

    When I need specialist products, I tend to go straight to Mapei (their S2 Quick is best product and excellent value), BAL for green screed (problem floors) and pourable thick bed (natural stone).

    During the year I converted to BAL max fibre reinforced leveller, great product for excellent value, and I find 25 kg bags more useful.

    I generally prefer to use the Tilemaster tanking kit, I prefer the rubber based solutions, and Tilemaster kits tape is excellent, includes corners, and is great price.

    My standard silicone is BAL's Micromax. I get it for an excellent price from Tileflair, it's a great product, and easily colour matches most grouts.

    The truth is, I will use most adhesives, Norcross is often a "supplied" adhesive, it's great, and the grout is excellent for natural stone colour matching (who else has an alabaster coloured grout?) Topps own make is apparently made by Palace, it's fine to use in most cases, and bearing in mind how Topps load the prices of BAL adhesives, if I use Topps, I use their own brand adhesive and grout. Tried Bostik, very cheap, but needs using very quickly. Weber adhesives are all excellent but their grouts are atrocious (so much foam you need to change your water very 3 sq m).

    So that's my last 12 months of tiling materials. My vote goes to Tilemaster. But there are many other excellent products out there. Much will depend on what you can buy, at what price. But for 2017, several manufacturers have hit us with 10% price increases - so my buying habits may change. Tilemaster may not make the grade if they keep increasing their prices.
     
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  18. faceman

    faceman Member of Tilers Forums

    Location:
    Northampton
    I believe Topps brand is made by palace
     
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  19. McLovin

    McLovin “Isn’t ‘bribe’ just another word for ‘love’?”

    Location:
    Kent
    The slow set takes 24 hours to set on a cold day but other than that I don't have many complaints. Tile master semi rapid is my new go to adhesive.
     
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  20. faceman

    faceman Member of Tilers Forums

    Location:
    Northampton
    I use Larsen because I live near pro tiler tools and this is the adhesive they stock and at a hard to beat cost. They do a grey flexible c2ft which is good for most floors and uncoupling matting. For stone I use their white rapid s1 which is great. I rarely tile small tiles so I mainly use powder for walls so I use their white slow set s1. For me that's 3 things that cover most projects.
     
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