Recommended adhesive for porcelain tiles on marmox

19 Feb 2009
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United Kingdom
Hello. I have decided to use marmox tile backer boards on my bathroom floor. I am told to use a non solvent based flexible adhesive by the supplier of these. I intend to fix porcelain tiles and I am told by the supplier of these to use a powdered flexible cement based adhesive which cures by chemical reaction. Does that mean it is solvent based? In which case unsuitable for marmox? Anything that will suit the whole situation?
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All powdered tile adhesives I know of set by chemical reasction. Even a 2 part adhesive like Bal fast flex set by chemical reaction. Use something like Bal rapidset flexible or Bal single part flexible adhesive and you'll be fine.
Don't use a pre-mixed adhesive.
Does it matter what colour adhesive I use? there is a choice of white or grey. I will be placing "mud" (greyish brown) porcelain tiles on the floors and walls and black porcelain tiles in the shower
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Not with porcelain.
If you were thinking of using a light grout on the wall tiles, it may benefit you to use a white adhesive (so if any high points of adhesive are left, they're not obvious when near the surface of the grout.) Equally, if you are using a dark grout, then a white adhesive wouldn't be appropriate.

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