Market Overview glue for the tiles now in diy stores and markets of any city sold a lot of adhesives for attachment of cladding materials: all types of ceramic tiles, natural stone and marble, mosaic tile adhesives, etc. can be divided into two groups: ready-to-use adhesive paste (putty) and dry cement-sand mixture. The first is a thick paste in a rigid plastic buckets of various capacity). Such a tile adhesive do not need to be thinned or thickening, rather how to stir the contents of the pail, and then you can start laying tile. To glue a decorative ceiling tiles Polystyrene is generally used transparent polymer adhesive without filler, adhesives based on pva or acrylic adhesives. The best are acrylic. You can use them to glue tiles on any, including uneven surfaces.
K Moreover, such adhesive immediately grasps the mating surfaces and does not require additional fixation. Modern foreign manufacturers offer special glue mixture or mastic, is already sold in ready-to- use the form or in powder form, requiring mixing with water. A large part of them is based on different brands of Portland cement or white glue component. Depending on what kind of glue is used as an additive (Aqueous dispersion, acrylic or epoxy), distinguished by a mixture of speed, strength, setting and purpose: for interior walls in the kitchen and bathroom, laying floor tiles, exterior trim cap cover tile slurry tanks and pools. Companies do not always indicate the composition and even glue based on the mixture, so the focus often falls on the not very informative 'for outdoor work' 'Quick-setting', etc. Prefixes like 'super' generally remain on the conscience of the authors, a 'universal tile glue' is predominantly a mixture of epoxy resin, suitable for any type of work and standing in the several times more expensive. The most extensive group of tile adhesives represented by dry mixes that are full with glue after the addition of water.
The composition of such mixtures include mineral binder (various brands cement), fillers (mostly sand) and the modifying polymer additives, which give the glue these or other properties, depending on its use. Compared with the finished mastic, dry mixes are a number of advantages, in particular, they differ over the reliability of fastening and the ability to use for outdoor applications. An important factor is the difference in price. However, and cons of dry mixes are also available. Say, You started a repair in the apartment of a recently built residential building. And if you decide to glue the tiles with a cement mixture, you will be disappointed. As the walls of the baby "of the building will shrink in During the first 8-12 months, tile will crack and fall off the walls. To avoid this sort of trouble if you use a flexible adhesive mastic. In this case, the tile will "sit down" as needed, along with walls.