Tile adhesive: Handy helpers for indoor and outdoor projects

With the proper tile adhesive, you can glue any tile to any surface, lock out moisture, and create a durable, flexible finish in any space. If you’re looking to remodel your kitchen or bathroom, we’ve got the right floor and wall tile adhesive for best results. Find out how to choose and use the right product for any project.

Tile mastic: Why tile adhesive is the best choice for the job

When you want to tile different areas of your home, the most important thing to consider is how to keep moisture out. Good tile adhesives will act as moisture and mildew barriers, be flexible but durable in high-traffic areas, and help your home look great for years to come. Whether you’re upgrading to a tile floor or repairing a shower, a high-performing product is the best tile adhesive for the job.

Preparing for successful indoor DIY tiling with tile mastic

First, gather your materials. For indoor and outdoor projects, you’ll need the following tools.

  • A clean, dry cloth or towel
  • A scrubbing tool (a toothbrush works fine)
  • Trowel
  • Gloves
  • High-quality floor tile glue
  • For outdoor jobs, simply add in any extra tools like shovels

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

  1. Clean out any old caulk, mold, dirt, or broken cement.
  2. Dry the entire area with a clean cloth. This will make the tile adhesive more effective.

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

Glue for tile: The best adhesives for kitchen and bathroom projects

Kitchens and bathrooms are often sites where mildew, mold, and bacteria thrive, making upkeep of these spaces essential. For remodeling a variety of tiles and surfaces, you’ll need a glue that works for different materials. A multifunctional glue that’s both a wall tile adhesive and floor tile glue is recommended.

For these types of jobs, we recommend using Loctite Polyseamseal Tub & Tile Adhesive Caulk. The seal and bond technology creates a long-lasting, highly durable seal against moisture, meaning your seal will last long and rarely require repairs. This shower tile adhesive is acrylic based, it is able to stay flexible under heavy foot traffic while remaining watertight and resistant to wear and tear. Not only is this adhesive easy to keep clean, it’s also paintable, so you can customize your project to your style and taste.

Exterior tile adhesive that stands up to the elements

Are you looking to create a cozy backyard space with easy-to-clean floors or beautify dull concrete around the pool? Opting for outdoor tiling is a great option, and if it is properly installed, it can last through hot summers and countless Friday night cookouts!

As your project will have to face long days of hot sunshine and elements like rain, pool water, and mud, you will have to work with an outdoor tile adhesive that can withstand heat and stress from the elements. For a tile adhesive that stands up to harsh conditions, reach for Loctite PL Premium Max. It adheres tiles to concrete, brick, or stone and is perfect for any outdoor job that requires strength and durability.