Ceramic tile adhesives can take a considerable time to dry, usually a minimum of 24 hours before applying grout. When applying tile to dense surfaces such as existing ceramic tile, to impervious or vitreous tile such as porcelain, in high humidity, when temperature is below 60°F, or when setting tile over 6" x 6" drying time can be greatly extended beyond 24 hours. Thin-set mortars are preferred in these situations, although ceramic tile adhesives will perform.
Manufacturers typically recommend adhesives more for wall installations; thin-set mortars are preferred for floor installations.
All of Custom's ceramic tile adhesives can be used to set gauged slate, marble and granite tile. All stone must be gauged tile up to 3/8" thick (no irregular backing). Do not use ceramic tile adhesives to set moisture-sensitive, light translucent or resin-backed stone.
Finishing sealers provide a protective sealer on top of grout or porous tile to resist stains, dirt and grease. TileLab's Gloss or Matte Sealer & Finish offer these benefits. Surface sealing is not recommended for marble, limestone or granite.
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