Using grab glue to fix tiles

If tiles are being used for decorative rather than functional purposes, it is OK to stick them on with grab glue rather than tile adhesive?

Asked by kashif on 12th Feb 2023
Expert Trade Answers
"No it is not acceptable to use grab glue. For a professional finish you should always use tile adhesive."
Answered on 14th Feb 2023 - Member since Sep 2021 - report
"Offering excellent adhesion

The amazing grabbing strength of our instant grab adhesives makes them suitable for use with a number of different substrates, including floor tiles, kitchen tiles, wall tiles, bathroom flooring and more."
Answered on 19th May 2023 - Member since May 2023 - report
"If you the tiles to stay fixez for a long time ,it is good to use adhesive."
Answered on 12th Feb 2023 - Member since May 2022 - report
"EVO-STIK Wall Tile Adhesive Instant Grab is a ready-mixed wall tile adhesive with fast acting grab properties, suitable for fixing ceramic wall tiles to most types of sound interior surfaces including cement rendering, plaster, plywood, plasterboard, blockboard, wood chipboard, old glazed tiles and glazed bricks."
Answered on 12th Feb 2023 - Member since Mar 2021 - report
"Only tiles adhesive u must use. Mixed or in the bags. Mapei is the best company"
Answered on 12th Feb 2023 - Member since Nov 2019 - report
"Regardless of the function or reason for the tiles tike adhesive is always best 👌 it's upto you what you use but for tiles the correct adhesive would be safest"
Answered on 12th Feb 2023 - Member since Jan 2022 - report
"This would depend on size of tiles. Generally I'd always use tile adhesive myself."
Answered on 17th Feb 2023 - Member since Feb 2023 - report
"Ideally you would always use adhesive but I suppose if it’s not many tiles and they are not being constantly touched you would probably get away with it"
Answered on 7th May 2023 - Member since Apr 2023 - report
"It is best to always use tile adhesive. Ready to use can be used"
Answered on 16th Apr 2023 - Member since Apr 2023 - report
"grab glue is not for tiles because the chemicals in it is not for that purpose and its not moisture repellant"
Answered on 12th Feb 2023 - Member since Feb 2022 - report
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