Tile is a vital aspect of any structure since it gives aesthetic beauty to each space and, eventually, to your house. Tiling have been the most often used flooring product since they are extremely resilient and inexpensive. Tile adhesives are a sort of solution which is utilized to install tiles throughout the home. Tile adhesive is a primed combination comprised of Cement concrete, polymers such as resin, and specified filler materials, with additional chemicals included to optimize its installation properties. Tile adhesives are used to adhere tiles to walls, floors, swimming pools, and other surfaces that may be made of cement, hardwood, glass, or other materials.
Since the inception of the concept of tile flooring, they were traditionally laid down and bonded together with a simpler solution such as cement and water. The need for industrial adhesive solution was brought about because of the ineffectiveness of traditional solution with respect to other varieties of material. The advancement of foundation varieties as well as other structural substances, as well as the increased use of porcelain and natural stone, as well as the creation of big and extra-large size tiling, have resulted in the emergence of contemporary adhesives. Adhesive technologies have evolved a great deal since the days of sand and cement gluing.
Adhesive play an important and key factor in the installation of tiles. Absence of good quality or a proper laying of adhesive not only affects the life and quality of your flooring but also cost you extra expense. A good quality adhesive solution ensures a perfect curing time of tile which enables flooring to be readily repositioned inside a set timeframe. It ensures that tiles are put in a straight line and provides an appealing aesthetic appearance. Laying tile adhesives using proper installation and laying method ensures effective protection on the backside of the tiles and eliminates several issues such as fractured tiles, especially in corners, moisture intrusion, and staining or efflorescence. Adequate bonding between the adhesive on the back of the tiles and the base ensures great adhesion properties and long-lasting tile process.
Tile adhesive are specifically designed and created for the purpose of perfectly laying down all kinds of tiling. This exactness results in it being available in already prepared solutions which is perfectly proportionate and finer than the traditional solution. This saves a significant amount of time and work. Laying tiles requires minimal materials with specific tile adhesive solutions. The adhesive layer is much thinner than the sand-cement combination, resulting in a reduced stress on the structural frame.
They are easy to employ, act fast and provides the most efficient bonding solution. Modern adhesives are capable to be applied to existing tiles and allow flexibility for thermal movements. There are many different adhesives in the market and Tileswale is proud to host great many of those varieties on the exclusive application, which acts like a one stop solution for all tiling needs.
There are several noted advantages of using specially produced tile adhesive over traditional sand and cement combination, and are based on different working factors such as:
Convenience of working with tile adhesive is one of its most crucial advantage, whilst you do not need to spend on and store a lot of bags of cement and sands separately allows you work with it without having to treat or soak the tiles prior to the installation.
Effectiveness of tile adhesive over the cement and sand solution is way more than one can imagine. One does not require to apply the tile adhesive for one tile at time, as is the case with cement and sand also, it gives a much stronger bond for the tiles with the surface.
Tiles laid over an adhesive and over a cement and sand combination may have distinctive aesthetics. Given that the cement dries faster the tiles does not allows you to adjust them after a certain point of time. And also since you require a lump of cement and sand, the consistency may not be even through your flooring or cladding.
There is a greater possibility of wastage of tiles when choosing a cement and sand underlayment, because the thick layer of sand and cement mix makes the flooring rigid and non-flexible. Also the overall structure will under some decent amount of load because of the thick mixture.
Adhesive composition makes it more convenient to use with more flooring or cladding option, even with exotic tiles such as the fragile mosaic, adhesive provide a much practical solution than the cement and sand one.
Given the installation conditions are the ideal, the adhesive option offers a much cost effective solution than a cement and sand one. In best suited condition, a tile adhesive bag weighing 25 kg could be used to cover an area over 7 square meter.
|Tiles Fixing Powder||Strating from Rs. 15 to 50 Per Kilogram|
|Ultra Tiles Liquid Adhesives||Strating from Rs. 100 Per Litre|
Depending upon the area of application or the tile material tile adhesive come in different varieties, such as:
1. Adhesive For Floor Tiles:
Comparatively stronger than the cement and sand composition, a special tile adhesive for tile floors are modified cement polymer that are available as powder and needs to be mixed with water for the installation. For various application there are different polymers such as latex, epoxy, acrylic etc. which are added for improving its adhesion properties. For example acrylic polymer provide a moisture resistant bond with floor and used for different tiles and stones.
2. Adhesive For Wall Cladding
Wall cladding adhesives need to be have a non-slip property so as to hold the tile tightly and to counter the factor of gravity. They provide a stronger bond than any other solution because of its specific area of application.
3. Adhesive For Installation Over Existing Tiles
There are special tiles which are especially created to be laid over existing flooring to bond with new tiles. This provide the extra benefit of not having to remove the existing tiles and thus curbing expense. This adhesive has non-skid and shrinking properties.
4. Adhesive For Mosaic or Glass Tiles
Glass and Mosaics are generally thinner and more fragile tiling option and hence requires a finer glue to hold them against their surface. The specially designed mosaic or glass tile adhesive solves this requirement while being absolutely stronger bonding solution. Also they only are required in smaller or thinner layers hence, a tile adhesive is a far more practical choice.
Here we list out some most frequently asked questions about tiles adhesive and provide answer each question in detail. Check it below:
QUE.1: How to Use Tile Adhesive?
Answer: To make the most of tile adhesive and its strong property of holding your tiles together with the surface, you need to ensure the following things:
It is imperative to prepare the surface for the installation of tile, making sure that the surface is clean, smooth dry and without any slippery agents.
Aligning loose tiles along with uniform joint gap from the center of the surface is essential in determining the final layout.
Most adhesives are ready to use hence keeping all the required tile ready could help to quickly and easily set the tiles. The adhesive at this point should be spread evenly with a notched trowel.
Ensure that the tiles are well set over the surface before filling the gaps with the grouts.
QUE.2: Is Tile Adhesive harmful for health?
Answer: BIS restricts the use of harmful chemicals and hazardous substance in the tile adhesive formulation. Most manufacturers in India who are best known in the market for their adhesive comply with the guidelines and still are able to provide the best in class tile gluing solution. Even in comparison with domestic glue tile adhesives are fairly nontoxic.
QUE.3: How to prepare the perfect composition for tile adhesive?
Answer: Tile adhesive is fairly simple to use formula, its composition is already preset and available in a wide range of option for different applications and tile varieties. It is a premix powder that only requires to be mixed with certain volume of water, whereas the traditional method of cement, sand and water mixture required you to use each material in a certain proportion, and you had to be careful with it.
QUE.4: What type of Adhesive should I go for?
Answer: Typically, each surface and different varieties of tiles or stones call for different types of adhesives. Different area of application such as outdoor, indoor living room, kitchen or bathroom different kinds of adhesive solution. And each has their own different polymer combinations which provides them qualities such as flexibility, water resistance, durability, stress resistance etc.