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As I was in the middle of the monotonous task of laying subway tile all the way up a bathroom wall, I thought of a question that, while I can guess what the answer will be and how dumb the question may be, I want to ask someone. I tried "googling" the answer but I couldn't find anything. Here goes:

I know the traditional approach to tiling is usually using thinset or some sort of similar mortar to adhere the tile to the wall. With all the advances made in adhesives, couldn't a strong heavy duty adhesive be used instead? I am particularly a fan of the Gorilla Glue Heavy Duty Construction Adhesive Ultimate and I have used many, many times on framing walls, making beams, and adhering pretty much anything needs to stay put. The label states it can be used for it bonds to virtually any surface (which I can attest to), is completely waterproof, and can be used with ceramic and tile. I would have as much faith in it holding ceramic tiles in place as I do with thinset. It's less messy than thinset and doesn't require any mixing. It would be a little more costly than thinset but aside from that, is there a reason it can't be used?

I don't plan on changing my approach with thinset...just curious to know. Thanks in advance for reading!
 
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