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    Can you put pva glue on ply board


    I’m getting my floor tiled and I was told to buy pva glue but I’ve read that this should not be use what should I buy instead?

    Asked by Sharon on 5th May 2021
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    MS MultiSkills

    "It can be used as a primer as long as it is mixed 50/50 with water. It help control the suction from the background where the tiles are to be layed. Basically it is a cheaper way rather than buying the branded primers so it is in fact saving you money 💸.

    Many thanks
    MS MultiSkills"

    Answered on 14th Jul 2021 - Member since Jul 2021 - report
    southern Edge Tiling

    "Definitely not pva, buy sbr. Can get this from most hardware stores but also shouldn't be tiling onto plywood but instead use a cement board"

    Answered on 14th Jul 2021 - Member since Nov 2020 - report
    Victor Iulian Manea

    "No don't use PVA to the prime the surface before applying tiles, cause the acetic acid produced when cement and PVA come into contact would render the adhesive and grout useless. You can buy Mapei Primer G."

    Answered on 5th Nov 2021 - Member since Oct 2021 - report
    D tech FM

    "Pva is now recognised as an inferior bonding agent on which to tile. By doing this you are basically asking a thin coat of multi purpose glue to hold your tiles in place. You need to ensure that the plywood is fixed to the substrate extremely well then use a latex based primer followed by flexible adhesive and flexible grout"

    Answered on 14th Jul 2022 - Member since Oct 2021 - report

    "If you are doing only PVA over boards it's ok PVA sometimes is offering protection to the floor and a good grip when you are using PVA in your case the PVA protect the moister from the adhesive not to go inside the board and to have a good grip usual one floor you have to use a to protect the board and when you have to use a self levelling compound screed give an extra time to the material to not dry fast in your case you can find a product from.mapey who can be used with no PVA"

    Answered on 13th May 2021 - Member since Sep 2019 - report
    T6 floor and wall tiling

    "PVA is not a good idea you should use pro sealer which is a guaranteed right method it is a sealant waterproof and help adhesive get a better grip"

    Answered on 18th Nov 2021 - Member since Feb 2020 - report

    "Primer mixed with water all tile suppliers supply it."

    Answered on 11th May 2021 - Member since Dec 2019 - report
    G WILSON Plastering & Tiling

    "PVA is not a suitable primer for tiling, buy
    Bond sbr by BAL. Also, make sure you use a flexible adhesive."

    Answered on 30th May 2021 - Member since May 2021 - report
    J Park Tiling

    "PVA is an old outdated method of priming substrates for tiling. PVA is soluble so when wet tile adhesive comes in contact it basically turns back to liquid which is a weakness when tiles are applied over the top.
    A good quality SBR primer is recommended by just about all adhesive manufacturers, they are available in any shop that sells tiling products and very simple to dilute and apply."

    Answered on 4th Jul 2021 - Member since Dec 2019 - report

    "No don't use PVA you can use it 50/50with water but u don't get the same effect as the proper tile primer"

    Answered on 23rd Nov 2021 - Member since Nov 2021 - report

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