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brendalomax 11-10-2012 10:22 AM

Mounting shelf on tile wall
 
I would like to add a shelf to a bathroom wall using adhesives. It has ceramic tile walls installed the the early 1950's. Nothing heavy will be placed on them. I have a 13" space between 2 soap dishes I would like to use. This area is not in the tub. :confused1:

oh'mike 11-10-2012 10:30 AM

Brenda--What is your question? What glue? I use 100% silicone caulk---taped for a day or two until the silicone sets----

PL premium builder adhesive is also a possibility----but will make a mess of the tile if you ever wish to remove the shelf.

Hardwood Head 11-10-2012 10:37 AM

PL Premium is not meant for wet applications, PL 700 on the other hand is.

brendalomax 11-12-2012 12:46 PM

Thank you Hardwood Head and oh'mike for your responses. Will let you know how my shelfing project comes out.:)

user1007 11-12-2012 05:09 PM

What do you mean by there being no weight on the shelf? Why have it then?

One possibility to look into is some of the new nano suction cup tape products. They hold as well or bettter than many adhesives in wet areas. It is nice because it will not stain tile like adhesives can. When you are done with the shelf or should it break, you just break the suction bond.

https://www.inventables.com/technolo...ction-cup-tape

brendalomax 11-14-2012 12:28 PM

Mounting shelf on tile wall
 
Ordered the suction cup tape. Am not mechanically inclined. This sounds like the easiest to do.

user1007 11-14-2012 12:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by brendalomax (Post 1052040)
Ordered the suction cup tape. Am not mechanically inclined. This sounds like the easiest to do.

Just remember to clean the tile and make sure it is free from "scrubbing bubbles" and shower cleaner residues.

brendalomax 12-12-2012 05:23 PM

Still waiting on suction cup tape.


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