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Types of tile adhesive made available by different tile adhesive manufacturers

by Nitin Gohil Construction Chemicals Division

Do you know that there is a special type of glue that is used to fix the tiles that you install in your home? This glue is known as tile adhesive. It is very crucial for you to select the right tile. Only if you have chosen the right tile it will fit in well and create a watertight surface.

Most people will not know the right trick to fix the tiles. So, hiring a tile fixing company can be a good way out.

Different types of tile adhesive

A number of tile adhesive manufacturers are present in the market. All of them sell different types of products. It is vital for you to read the instructions given by the manufacturer before using any form of tile adhesive in your home. The type of the adhesive to be used by you will depend on the surface where you are fixing the tiles — concrete, drywall, plywood, etc. It will also vary depending on whether the tile is used inside or outside and on the walls or the floors. Take out time and research about the type of adhesive that you’ll need for your project.

Types of tile adhesive made available by different tile adhesive manufacturers

Organic Mastics — These adhesives come pre-mixed. This means that you can squeeze the tube, take the adhesive straight from the tube and use it. It is a type of adhesive that is perfect for all the wall tile projects since they offer instant hold on the tile. When you use this adhesive for tile fixing your tile will not slip out of place. Keep in mind that organic mastics are not really effective in the areas that are usually exposed to elements such as heat, rain and moisture.

Thin-set Mortar — Thin set mortar is a type of adhesive that can be mixed in order to achieve just the right consistency that is required to fix the tile. This is the most popular type of adhesive and is used since it offers an excellent and stronger bonding finish that is a lot more flexibility than other type of adhesives. You can easily use this adhesive in the areas that have varying heat temperatures and are exposed to moisture. Use of such adhesives in bathrooms, showers, kitchens and external spaces is suitable. A lot of thin-set mortar adhesives are available in the market today. 
Latex Mortar — Latex Mortar is a type of tile adhesive that is meant to reduce the water absorption and increase the bond strength. You can use this adhesive for both dry and wet installations. This adhesive can be mixed to achieve a thicker consistency so as to make a suitable adhesive suitable for the uneven rear surfaces.


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