Expert Answers in Installation Products - Adhesives
What products do I use to install tile in my Travel Trailer Home - Motor Home?
ANSWER - To determine what adhesive to use to install a time you need to determine what is the substrate. You need to know what type of tile you are going to install. In Trailer…Read More
Can a Tile Mosaic Mural Be Installed Outdoors with High Temperatures?
ANSWER - You didn't indicate if the mosaics are ceramic mosaics or glass mosaics. Ceramic mosaics are normally produced at over 1200 degrees F. Normally custom ceramic tiles are dried and then fired in a…Read More
What kind of Water Resistant Barrier or Vapor Barrier should be used For Exterior Tile Veneer Installations?
ANSWER - W244E can be a ceramic or glass tile or a stone application for an exterior framed wall with cement backer board over it. If it is a cementitious backer board then they would put…Read More
Can excessive Steam and Condensation in a Shower caused damage to the Ceramic tiles?
ANSWER - If the ceramic tile was installed correctly over a suitable substrate for a shower application then it will not be harmed from being subjected to prolong hot water, steam, and condensation. Ceramic tile…Read More
Is it ok to use a Mastic for a repair rather than thin-set mortar that was used for the original installation?
ANSWER - If the original tile installation was installed with a particular Thin-set mortar, then the repair should have been made with the same mortar or a rapid version of the same thin-set mortar. Mastic…Read More
How do you keep the Thin-set Mortar and Grout from Setting Up Too Fast?
ANSWER - What you are referring to is the Pot-Life, which refers to how long the mortar stays workable inside the bucket, and Open-Time, which refers to how long the mortar stays workable as you…Read More
What Adhesive should be used to Adhere a Tile to an Epoxy Coating over concrete?
ANSWER - To install tile over an epoxy coating on a concrete floor you need to use an ANSI A118.3 epoxy adhesive. You will need to scarify the epoxy coating first and make sure there…Read More
How to install a Porcelain tile over an Elevator Floor?
ANSWER - Limestone isn’t so soft that it will crack easily. The ASTM C568 standard for limestone breaks it down into low-density limestone, medium-density limestone and high-density limestone. So limestone can be very durable. I…Read More
How do you fix Warped/Out-of-Plumb/Out-of-Square Walls before Installing Tile
ANSWER - What should have been done while installing the Hardibacker board on the walls, is the framing studs should have been shimmed and adjusted to make sure the Hardibacker board was plumb and square.…Read More
What do we need to consider when installing 18x18 inch tiles on walls?
ANSWER - First of all you need to make sure that the substrate to which you will be adhering the tiles are suitable for the application. In bathrooms you want to use materials that are…Read More