Grouts and Adhesives
Powdered adhesives are used for fixing floor tiles and larger format wall tiles, they are suitable for porcelain, ceramic and natural stone. These are available in white and grey, white is recommended for natural stone to prevent shadowing.
Rapid and Slow set adhesives, a rapid set adhesive will give you less working time but will enable the floor to be walked on sooner and therefore can be grouted and finished quicker. A slow set adhesive will give you longer working time but will take longer to set.
Flexible and non Flexible adhesives, a flexible adhesive should be used for any floor with underfloor heating or a floor that is not of solid construction (i.e. Timber). Non flexible adhesives are suitable for concrete floors however if an anhydrite screed has been used you should consider either a special anhydrite adhesive or use an anhydrite primer first.
Alchester Tiles are stockists for the following suppliers of powdered adhesives:
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Ready Mixed Adhesive Tubs
There are two main types of ready mixed adhesive, a waterproof (D2) adhesive for using in wet areas and a standard (D1) adhesive for use in non wet areas, tubs can be used on a wide variety of tiles but suitability should be discussed with us prior to fixing as size of tile and wall construction are both important factors when considering using ready mixed tubs.
Alchester Tiles are your local stockists for the following suppliers of ready mixed adhesives:
Alchester Tiles stock a wide range of colours from various manufacturers, there are various types depending on whether you need flexible or non flexible grout and also depending on the size of grout line. We recommend powders that are mixed with water as they are more cost effective and have enhanced properties from the ready mixed grout that is also available.
Alchester Tiles are your local stockists for the following suppliers of grout: