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Fixing a couple of bathroom tiles with silicone sealant.

Discussion in 'Tiling' started by chainsaw_masochist, 18 Dec 2013.

  1. chainsaw_masochist

    chainsaw_masochist

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    Is it acceptable to fix two tiles (each 200mm x 200mm) to a plyboard wall with silicone sealant rather than adhesive. The tiles are positioned at the end of the bath behind the shower/bath mixer. Would I then be able to apply the same sealant along the grout lines?

    The reason is that I need to make the quick fix for a friend in a property some distance from where I live and cannot use proper tile adhesive with a view to returning a day or two later to apply the grout. The original adhesive and grout (done ages ago) has failed and water over time has penetrated down below to the floor/ceiling below.

    Thanks in advance for any advice.
     
  2. xr4x4

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    Silicone will pretty much stick anything to anything but

    use extra rapid set tile adhesive and grout over the top.
     
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  3. gregers

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    yep,seen it done lots of times.
     
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