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  1. europa

    europa Active Member

    Location:
    Harrow
    Contractor told me to get five bags of adhesive, no further info!
    Tiles are 20x10 7mm ceramic metro tiles. Roughly 3m2.
    Surface is skimmed and primed plasterboard.
    Mapei options i was considering: Rapid Set (20kg), Kerabond T or Keraquick.
    Not sure flexible adhesive is necessary, but i guess i only need one bag so price isn't really an issue.
    Any thoughts?
     
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  2. Albert

    Albert Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    Location:
    Gateshead NE8, UK
    1 bucket whitestar
     
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  3. callatiler

    callatiler Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    Aberdeen
    As above 1 only 10 litre bucket of BAL white star adhesive is all you need, most tile shops stock this, CTD etc
     
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  4. Martyn Leeds

    Martyn Leeds Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Leeds
    If in doubt, my 'thought' would've been to ask the 'contractor'. Only he knows why you'll need 5 bags for a 3m job.
     
  5. europa

    europa Active Member

    Location:
    Harrow
    I assume he meant 5kg bags. Tbh, after working with him for several months now, i find it best to ask him as little as possible!
     
  6. Albert

    Albert Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    Location:
    Gateshead NE8, UK
    Still too much
     
  7. europa

    europa Active Member

    Location:
    Harrow
    He does not care if i buy too much as I'm paying!
    Would Greenstar be ok (given its only kitchen)?
     
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  8. Martyn Leeds

    Martyn Leeds Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Leeds
    Honestly?
    Metros on new plastered walls for a kitchen splashback, you've worked with, or for him for several months, and we're honestly needing advice on what adhesive to buy?

    Obviously its not DIY, so am I right in presuming you should know a little bit about the adhesives
     
  9. Plan Tec Tiling

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

    Location:
    Wimborne, Dorset
    @europa@europa .....keep prices out of the open forums please. My relaxing Sunday morning is being ruined by deleting prices of tubbed addy!!! :mad::rolleyes:
     
  10. europa

    europa Active Member

    Location:
    Harrow
    Think you may have misunderstood. I'm the homeowner! I have no idea about adhesives ;-)

    Apologies! Didn't realise this was not permitted.

    Would Greenstar be ok?
     
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  11. Albert

    Albert Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    Location:
    Gateshead NE8, UK
    Yes
     
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  12. Martyn Leeds

    Martyn Leeds Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Leeds
    My apologies then!

    It would be Mapei P9 for me, or Ultra Standard set, both White adhesvies, if using white grout on the walls.

    5 is still way too much for 3m kitchen walls though
     
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  13. europa

    europa Active Member

    Location:
    Harrow
    Guys, i bought the Whitestar, but ive just realised it's a white adhesive and i didn't check it's ok with grey grout. Is it? Thanks again.
     
  14. Albert

    Albert Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    Location:
    Gateshead NE8, UK
    Yes, as long as you make sure you wash the tile joins before grouting
     
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