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    Default Tile Adhesive - Which one?

    :confused: Hi,

    Can anyone direct me, I am looking for a good (great) tile adhesive for tesselated tiles to be laid on the floor in the bathroom.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Someone else may give you a preferred brand. Make sure if you have a waterproofing membrane directly under the tiles, the adhesive system is compatable, and preferably from the same manufacturer.

    If you don't have a waterproofing system. at least around the perimeter of the room...why not?

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    Hi P,

    The tiles will be laid on a cement sheeting specifically designed to have ceramic tiles laid on it.

    Hope this clarifies what I am referring to.

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    theborg,

    My new tiler uses Daveco's Ultraflex, it is good. Avoid any premixed glue for flooring, among other things, they lake too long to set.

    Regards,

    theva

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    get advice from the place you bought the tiles - from memory tesselated's require special attention - if they don't know, then contact Period Details in Hawthorn, or Regeneration (manufacturer) in North Melb - their number is: 9328 2777
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    Thumbs up Thankyou

    Many thanks Theva for the tip.

    I called the tile supplier and they were just short of useless in terms of which glue they would recommend but they did suggest a 2 part flexible glue after much prodding.

    I have organised to buy the glue you have suggested.

    Seriph1 - Many thanks for the advice. I actually called the company you suggested but they referred me back to the supplier of the tiles which is fair enough.

    Thankyou both again.

    theborg

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    what colour grout will you be using?

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    Serph1

    As I the tiles are ivory and black and ivory and red, thought I would go with an ivory colour.

    It was suggested that I use a grey but am concerned that this will clash with the colours of the tiles.

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    I believe the advice is sound - black would clash too much with the other colours, white too bright - and would probably end up grey anyway - grey seems a fair compromise

    .... but - if I couldnt see an example that exactly combines the colours, or displays a successful alternative, I would be doing a test piece before going ahead, after all you have to live with, and enjoy it everyday. - just as an aside..... are these definitely tesselated or are the ceramic tiles in the same style?
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