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  1. skipfeeney

    skipfeeney Member of Tilers Forums

    Location:
    West Yorkshire
    Hi All,

    I am going to be tiling Metro tiles in my shower on Tanked plasterboard. Can anyone recommend a good value slow setting adhesive for the job?

    Also what size spacers and notched trowel shall i use, 8mm?

    Thanks
     
  2. 3_fall

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

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    Any S1 class adhesive will do the job.
    Depends which brands are available in your area.
    Better off buying from an independent retailer rather than DIY shed.
    2mm
    Yes, just check for good coverage on your tile periodically. (Fix and then remove)
     
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  3. paul3944

    paul3944 Active Member

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    Liverpool
    If your not keen on using powdered adhesives, something like BAL Greenstar just be wary of the curing time (24 hours plus)
     
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  4. Andy Allen

    Andy Allen Metro specialist & forum entertainer! Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

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    Weber set plus slow set in white would be my preferred choice.
     
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  5. Plan Tec Tiling

    Plan Tec Tiling Administrator Staff Member Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

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    As @3_fall@3_fall and @Andy Allen@Andy Allen have said, use a slow setting flexible adhesive.

    Beware.....Greenstar is NOT a suitable with power showers (includes showers off a combi) . 3 days must be left before grouting (and they advise using epoxy grout!) and 2 weeks must be left before showering.

    Read the tech specs......

    BAL Green Star | Tiling Products | BAL Adhesives - https://www.bal-adhesives.com/products/green-star/#even2
     
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  6. paul3944

    paul3944 Active Member

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    Agreed 100% but he didnt state "power shower or combi" in the original post.
     
  7. Plan Tec Tiling

    Plan Tec Tiling Administrator Staff Member Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

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    @skipfeeney@skipfeeney Just save yourself the headache and used a bagged cement flexible adhesive
     
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  8. Localtiler

    Localtiler Professional Tiler Top Contributor

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    Yorkshire
    You can't use green star or any other ready mixed adhesive over tanking anyway. Why anyone would use green star for anything is beyond me!

    If you have a screwfix near by I think they sell mapei, standard set adhesive (powder)
     
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  9. paul3944

    paul3944 Active Member

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    @skipfeeney@skipfeeney Sorry if I've mislead you. Follow the advice as given by others.
     
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  10. Rookery

    Rookery Professional Tiler

    Mapei P9 would be my choice. Mixes and trowels well and it's got a pot life of almost a whole day.
     
  11. skipfeeney

    skipfeeney Member of Tilers Forums

    Location:
    West Yorkshire
  12. Andy Allen

    Andy Allen Metro specialist & forum entertainer! Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

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    If your using white grout.... Don't use grey adhesive....... You will regret it!!
     
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  13. Plan Tec Tiling

    Plan Tec Tiling Administrator Staff Member Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

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    That is a very basic C2 adhesive
     
  14. Andy Allen

    Andy Allen Metro specialist & forum entertainer! Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

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    Have you not got a tile retailer near you..?
     
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  15. Rookery

    Rookery Professional Tiler

    You'll get Mapei P9 White at a Tile Giant or similar.
     
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  16. skipfeeney

    skipfeeney Member of Tilers Forums

    Location:
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  17. Rookery

    Rookery Professional Tiler

    Yes but you might want to ask them if they will better that price.
     
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