Tile & Grout Adhesives
When shopping for those perfect tiles, it's easy to forget that Tile adhesive is what holds it all together!
Getting it right the first time is the priority when it comes tile adhesive, that is why we stock a large range of varying tile adhesive in many different finishes and quantities. You can be sure that whatever the job requires when it comes to tile adhesives building supplies online have got you covered.
What is the difference between Tile Adhesive and Grout
These two are often confused, but we are here to set the record straight so first of, Tile adhesive is the substance applied either directly to the tiles or on the wall while the tiles are being applied. Grout, on the other hand, is the material between each tile that ensures a smooth and watertight surface, much like silicone sealant.
Tile Adhesive then, is very important for ensuring that your wall or floor is tiled correctly and with the longevity of the tiles and tile adhesive in mind. There are a few types of tile adhesives that all have a different purpose, they come in two basic forms, either read mixed tile adhesive that can be used as soon as the lid is off or powdered tile adhesive that needs to be mixed with water as advised on the packaging of your tile adhesive. Both of these types of tile adhesive come in either rapid set or normal set formula's. Rapid Tile adhesive is for more experienced tilers that want to tile a wall and got it shortly after, normal set tile adhesives need up to 24 hours to set but mean you don't have to worry about the tile adhesive going hard while your tiling.
Tile adhesive has its advantages over sand cement mixtures also often used to tile walls, firstly certain tile adhesives tailored for your needs can be bought with improved resistance or bonding agents to ensure that your tile adhesives keep your tiles firmly on the wall whatever conditions they are exposed to. Additionally less needs to be used to obtain similar effects, using a notched trowel with your tile adhesive will give you the best results while still being economical and conserving your tile adhesive.