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Tile adhesive: simple solutions for indoor and outdoor projects

Looking to remodel your kitchen just in time for football season? You need a tile adhesive for a quick, efficient solution! With the proper adhesive, you can glue any tile to any surface, locking out moisture and creating a durable, flexible finish in any space.

Flexible tile adhesive: Why tile adhesive is the best choice for the job

When it comes to tiling different areas of your home, the most important thing to consider is how to keep moisture out. The best tile adhesive will act as a moisture and mildew barrier, will be flexible but durable in high-traffic areas, and will help maintain the look of your home. Whether you’re upgrading to a tile floor or fixing a leaky shower, a proper tile adhesive is the best choice for the job.

Steps to follow for successful indoor DIY tiling

First, gather your materials. For indoor projects, you will need a clean, dry cloth and a scrubbing tool (a toothbrush works fine). For outdoor jobs, simply add in any extra tools like shovels, trowels, gloves. And of course, you will need a good quality adhesive for tiling.

Once you have all these things, it’s important to prep the area:

  1. If the project is in a high-moisture area, be sure to clean out any old caulk, mold, dirt or broken cement. 
  2. Next, use your cloth or towel to dry the entire area. This will enhance the effectiveness of the adhesive. 
  3. Prep your materials and glue for tiling. Now is the fun part!

Planning to tile multiple projects? Loctite Polyseamseal All Purpose Adhesive Caulk can help with almost all indoor jobs, creating a paintable and durable surface in 40 minutes.

Glue for tile: Tips for kitchen and bathroom projects

Kitchens and bathrooms are often sites for mildew, mold, and bacteria, making upkeep of these spaces essential. It’s most likely that you will be looking to repair or remodel these spaces by using a choice of tiles and will need a glue to work for every option, from a glass tile adhesive to floor tile glue.

For these types of jobs, we recommend using Loctite Polyseamseal Tub & Tile Adhesive Caulk. The seal and bond technology works as a long-lasting, highly durable seal against all moisture-inspired culprits, meaning long lasting and less frequent future repairs. As this product is acrylic based, it’s able to remain flexible under heavy foot traffic while remaining watertight against wear and tear. Not only is this adhesive easy to keep clean, it’s also paintable, making your project customizable to your style and taste.

Outdoor tile adhesive application tips

Looking to create a cozy backdoor space with easy-to-clean floors or fix up that dull concrete around the pool? Opting for an outdoor tile look is a great option, and if properly constructed, can last through hot summers and countless Friday night cookouts!

One thing to keep in mind when designing for an outdoor space is that you will need to consider a heat-resistant tile adhesive. As you will have to contend with things like long days of hot sunshine and elements like rain, pool water, and mud, you will have to work with a powerful adhesive that addresses these types of issues. To meet all of these needs, reach for Loctite PL Premium Max to adhere tiles to concrete, brick, or stone – perfect for any outdoor job that requires strength and durability