Tile Adhesive and Tile Grout

Tile Adhesive and Tile Grout

This Tile Adhesive and Grout Forum is for all tiling advice related to UK Tiling. Find which tile adhesive can be used in wet areas such as shower rooms or bathrooms, even kitchens. And find which tile adhesive to use for floors. Tiling onto anything wooden requires specialist adhesive (not all wood can be tiled to!). And there is often a slow setting cement based adhesive, and a fast setting one. Then tubbed / ready mixed / dispersion adhesive is always for walls only. Never for floors.

  • Hi lads, what do you think of pfocus.com which sells resin oriented infill for those places where we dump grout and caulk in the wet rooms. Is their idea that resin is going to be the bathroom saviour over cracked and shrinking grout a reasonable claim? Has anybody seen fit to use it, and what […]
  • Hi folks I'm getting limestone cladding applied to an external wall and I need to make a choice on adhesive. The company supplying the cladding suggest Ardex X7G Plus. The guy doing the work suggested Kerakoll H40 gel S2. This is going on an external wall that has soil behind it so although it hasn't […]
  • Let us know which brand of tiles adhesive you use. And the price per bag trade if possible. Let's see if there's is a disparity across the country.
  • Last year when tiling bathroom I used mapei ultracolor plus limestone (the one which has all the bells and whistles written on packaging) , it wasn't the nicest to work with,was patchy/had colour bleed and a year later it has lost its colour/washed off in wetroom area -not really impressed with it… Can't really rate […]
  • Hello, We had a tiler come round to tile our bathroom before a plumber comes to fit a new suite. The tiler retiled the floor a week ago and some of the floor tiles are clearly moving and still stuck down. The tiler says it’s normal and we should leave it a few weeks to […]
  • Hi Everyone, I’m a new DIY tiler looking to do my bathroom and downstairs toilet. The amount of adhesives and grouts out there is a little overwhelming and confusing for us newbies so was hoping for someone to shed some light on which ones would be best for me… Substrates: The bathroom has new plasterboard […]
  • Hi, I'm wanting to tile over kitchen floor tiles, tiles are soundly stuck down. Main issue is they're smooth and shiny. Cannot be arsed to grind them. What's the best primer before laying over them. Thanks in advance
  • Hi all, Looking for a bit of advice. I had my bathroom refitted about 18 months ago and the grout appears to be failing in the shower area (impey shower tray underneath). I’ve let it dry out over the last four days but there are still damp patches – in particular closest to the drain. […]
  • Happy Christmas to everyone and I hope 2019 is a very successful year for all. I'm looking for a bit of help with Ardex Grout from anyone who has used it or better still, uses it frequently. I've had a job that has gone horribly wrong. Long story short, the day after grouting the floor […]
  • Hi, I'm planning to tile our bathroom with white metro tiles/black grout but I don't know what size spacer to use. 2 or 3 mm. I like the look of this – does anyone know what the spacing is? Tile Grout | Coloured and White | Topps Tiles – http://www.toppstiles.co.uk/section173/page1/tile-grout
  • If using grey adhesive, can that dark colour bleed into grout or stain pale tiles from below? I have come across mention of it on here, but seemed a nebulous concept. Tried to search about and its not clear. It seems to be the case that adhesive dark colour can come through on pale tiles […]
  • Hello everyone, I'm about to lay some antique 6"x6"x 0.5" ceramic tiles, all clean and dry, onto a very solid bare (untreated) timber boarded living room floor with no damp or water supply of any sort. Having read that this adhesive sometimes fails to adhere to 1:1 diluted acrylic primer, I feel it would be […]
  • Evening, I've got some 50mm cement faced UFH insulation to stick down and was going to use Mapeker rapid set as I've got a few bags but have noticed that the max bed depth is 5mm in some areas I need to build it up a little where the floor isn't level would only be […]
  • I am planning to put down ceramic tiles on the garage floor (concrete slab), but want to insulate the floor first using 20 mm Marmox multi-board. What type of adhesive should I use for the tiles on top of the Marmox, given that it is a garage floor and will need to stand the weight […]
  • I've quoted for a job 35 metres polished porcelain using TileMaster Ultimate onto a newly screeded Orangery. The customer has since come back saying Topps will give them a substantial discount on the tiles if they purchase the Bal adhesive in the title. Anyone out there used it? Is it any good? Can it really […]

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