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Old 09-18-2008, 06:03 AM   #1
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I am new at using ceramic tile. I purchased enough tile to cover one of my kitchen walls. It was recommended to me to use liquid nail to speed up the process of hanging the tiles. Will this work?

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It might, Hell if your going to use that why not try the sticky putty that been on T.V.. Only kidding.
No! I would not recommend it. For a kitchen I would use ceramic wall tile mastic. Or better yet, Thin set. Kitchens I use mastic. bathrooms I stay with the thinset. There really isn't much moisture going to effect the tile in the kitchen,That's why I use the mastic. either one would be fine. BOB

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I would not use liquid nails// thin set is the way to go, probably just as easy...
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but.... is there any reason why he SHOULDN'T use liquid nails? none given so far......

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but.... is there any reason why he SHOULDN'T use liquid nails? none given so far......

Sure, but are you serious Mouse? It isn't a tile adhesive. It is a multipurpose construction adhesive, but its uses by those wishing to do a professional job are very limited. It is great for some things, but is not the best material, so nobody in their right mind is going to recommend its use in this application.
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yup, serious... i have a tube in front of me and all it says is "not recommended for ABS tub surround or polystyrene"
soooo, still no reason given. just curious why someone would recommend it to him?

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just curious why someone would recommend it to him?
Because they have no idea what they're talking about. That's why.

I agree that it will probably work. But it is not considered an accepted method of doing tile installations in the construction industry. Tile mastic would be much more appropriate, cheaper, and just as easy.
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ok, just wondered because i saw a contractor doing the exact same thing to install tile to a wall behind a stove. (grease splatter)
i saw no reason why he wouldn't use it is all. seems to me squeezing a tube is easier than mixing up the stuff.

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ok, just wondered because i saw a contractor doing the exact same thing to install tile to a wall behind a stove. (grease splatter)
i saw no reason why he wouldn't use it is all. seems to me squeezing a tube is easier than mixing up the stuff.

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Sounds as tho that contractor needed to make a repair and that's what he must of had handy at the time. AS in handyman,Electrician or Plumber, As KC stated no professional would even think of using it.
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all good answers, but.... no-one has said why NOT to use it. any good reason other than professional ego? and it wasn't a repair, he glued them ALL with the stuff, then grouted.

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Mouse,

Other than better products available for the application:

Liquid nail takes time to set. In this type of application (Ceramic wall tile)
it is very possible for the Liquid nail to stretch then dry leaving the tiles out of smooth wall plane.

When using Liquid nail it is best to mechanically secure the materials together...at least until the adhesive has set.

I hope this helps.
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good answer then!, but have some coffee, that wasn't funny or cute at all. Po)

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but.... now that i think about it, he didn't brace them in any way, just gooped 'em and stuck them to the wall. maybe he used a faster drying goop? hmmmmm....soopergoop?

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Mouse,

You didn't watch the guy close enough.... when ever you turned your back he spit on the back of the tile to make it hold better...

this is an old tile layers trick...works better when you chew tobacco.

If you run out of spit...boogers work good too....
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that's RIGHT! i DID see him picking his nose alot... musta had bondo-boogers!

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