What is the best type of sealant for kitchen tiles

I have been installing floor tiles in my kitchen recently, as part of my kitchen’s renovation. We are planning on having decorative tiles fitted on the walls too.

So far, it looks like I will have leftover adhesive from the floor tiles - would these be suitable to use for the wall tiles too? Or should I use some kitchen or wall specific tile adhesive instead?


Asked by Robert on 5th Jun 2019
Expert Trade Answers
"Depending on the brand
Some brands like Mapei do a all in one

However if it states floor tiles only then only use this for floors"
Answered on 5th Jun 2019 - Member since Mar 2019 - report
"I would use wall and floor unibond adhesive it's stonger and better to use. Then I would use grout and to finish off silicone round"
Answered on 5th Jun 2019 - Member since Mar 2017 - report
"On a bag of adhesive there should be a description of where it can be used."
Answered on 4th Jul 2019 - Member since May 2019 - report
"When you go to the builders yard it will say on the tub or bag if it’s for wall or flooring or both"
Answered on 6th May 2021 - Member since Apr 2021 - report
"While it may be tempting to use the leftover floor tile adhesive for the decorative tiles on the walls, it is not recommended to do so.

Floor tile adhesive and wall tile adhesive are formulated differently, and each type of adhesive is designed to be used for its specific application. Floor tile adhesive is generally designed to be stronger and more durable to withstand the weight and foot traffic of people walking on the floor. Wall tile adhesive, on the other hand, is formulated to hold the lighter weight of wall tiles in place and to resist moisture and other environmental factors.

Using the wrong type of adhesive can result in the tiles not adhering properly to the wall or potentially falling off over time. Therefore, it is recommended that you use a specific wall tile adhesive that is designed for the application of wall tiles in your kitchen renovation"
Answered on 20th Mar 2023 - Member since Sep 2022 - report
"A small tub of wall tile adhesive. It’s available in every builders yard just ask at the counter for guidance"
Answered on 20th Apr 2021 - Member since Mar 2021 - report
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