I am going to install tile on a clean drywall surface on the backsplash in my kitchen. What should I use to adhere it? I bought mortar versabond. Now I am reading I should have gotten mastic? What is mastic?
The tile is ceramic 1 foot squares made up of small tiles. Any help is appreciated.
Mastic can't be used in areas that get wet (specifically tubs and showers). Mastic makes a mess of your tools and your tile if you aren't perfectly clean. Almost every time I see tile falling off the wall, they were mounted with mastic years ago.
Thinset is easy to clean up, and forms a crystalline structure bond since it is a cement-based product. If you get it on the face of a tile you can easily clean it up before it dries. It cleans off of your tools easily.