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Just thought i'd get a poll on the go :)

What adhesive brand do you trust and use most?

ALL TILE ADHESIVE POLLS - WHICH TILE ADHESIVE BRAND DO YOU USE THE MOST?
 
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Leatherface

Re: Poll: What adhesive brand do you trust most?

Mapei only - that includes tub adhesives, cement based adhesives, grouts & silicones.
Have tried others, in my opinion they are the best. Good on price from my suppiler, cheaper than some other brands from other suppliers - such as Granfix & Ultra.

Tub adhesive is very high grab, no need for battens - no need to prime walls.
Cement based adhesives - easy to mix, even by hand, no lumps. No need to prime most floors except for new screeds & Anhydrite.
Grouts are lovely to use & easy to clean off, fantastic range of colours.
Silicone - colour co-ordinationg across the range of grouts.

Adhesive Prices as follows :
Mapeigrip D1 - ready mixed - High grab, standard adhesive , £6.46 plus VAT
Mapeigrip D2 - ready mixed - High grab, suitable for showers, £8.47 plus VAT
Keraquick grey - cement based, flexible, rapid setting, £11.03 plus VAT
Keraquick white - as grey, but in White colour, £15.36 plus VAT

PLUS MANY, MANY, MANY more types suitable for ALL applications
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Concept PHT

Re: Poll: What adhesive brand do you trust most?

Tile Giant here in the Midlands has just taken over 'right price tiles'. They will be stocking mapei from now on, with a decent trade discount apparantly....

Might give it a look....

I still like me granfix though :)
 
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Re: Poll: What adhesive brand do you trust most?

Nobody uses dunlop so far then.
 
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Re: Poll: What adhesive brand do you trust most?

I used PCI grout for the first time the other day - new tile shop swore it was the dogs for flexi floors etc. And the customer had specified he wanted it. Not happy about not using me own gear....

Guess what - I have had my first call back. Grout is cracking.

Used Granfix on 3 tile repairs upstairs in the same house on boards. Low and behold, no cracks.

PCI - Absolute utter crap. Very dissapointed.
 
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Leatherface

Re: Poll: What adhesive brand do you trust most?

get this - one of my local tile shops is changing its adhesive..............

From Dunlop to PCI

From Crap to even Crapper - won't be buying anything off them then
 
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Amarillo Tiling

Re: Poll: What adhesive brand do you trust most?

I've been using BAL for a while, you just can't beat the quality and the range.

I strongly advise against using Dunlop Floor Adhesive, I don't know whether I was just unlucky with the batch I used, but I had to re-do quite a few tiles- very fun I can assure you. :)
 
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jaimie s

Re: Poll: What adhesive brand do you trust most?

I like bal tubbed gear and powder gear. Been using palace rapid set, multiflex a few times with no problems on floors. Using Granfix multi-fix today. Seems a little wet but goes off pretty quick. As for grout pick and choose between companys. Not so keen on bals micro flex. Seems to take a bit of cleaning down after the washboys been over it and dried to a haze.
 
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andy365

Re: Poll: What adhesive brand do you trust most?

I use WEBER , been on their training courses and got lots of info on their products, plus their tiling manual is excellent.
 
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Re: Poll: What adhesive brand do you trust most?

I use WEBER , been on their training courses and got lots of info on their products, plus their tiling manual is excellent.

The manual is very good. And the products are good too. Not stocked close to me though, so don't use them unfortunately.

I have got some good contacts down at Weber in Flitwick - they know what they are talking about :)
 
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tjsmiler

Re: Poll: What adhesive brand do you trust most?

I am starting a countertop on tuesday porcalain 600 x 600 and have gone for Mapei Keraquick grey - cement based, flexible, rapid setting. Not used it before so will give the low down when i'm done.

Supposed to be superb though, Leatherface is right there range of grout colours is massive, have managed to almost completely match the dark brown tile they want.
 
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tjsmiler

Re: Poll: What adhesive brand do you trust most?

Leatherface, i asked about there D2 mate but they told me it was £19.99 = vat.... i almost ran out!!!!

It's a shame because it sounds brilliant, might try and get a bulk in from up your way as it's so cheap. Any ideas on the best place to go mate ??

Toby
 
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Re: Poll: What adhesive brand do you trust most?

Sorted :)

Well spoted. As if people actually voted for it and never bloody told me!

Cheers Elliott, you're a star.
 
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Fekin

Re: Poll: What adhesive brand do you trust most?

The only adhesives I have used have been Bal blue star and a small tub of evo-stick adhesive.

When you say Dunlop is crap Gaz, what did you think was bad about it.

Did the tile slip a lot or something, or just take ages to go off ?
 
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GazTech

Re: Poll: What adhesive brand do you trust most?

The only adhesives I have used have been Bal blue star and a small tub of evo-stick adhesive.

When you say Dunlop is crap Gaz, what did you think was bad about it.

Did the tile slip a lot or something, or just take ages to go off ?
spoke only yesterday to an experienced tiler who used Dunlop,the tiles fell off
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reaper72

Re: Poll: What adhesive brand do you trust most?

I used PCI grout for the first time the other day - new tile shop swore it was the dogs for flexi floors etc. And the customer had specified he wanted it. Not happy about not using me own gear....

Guess what - I have had my first call back. Grout is cracking.

Used Granfix on 3 tile repairs upstairs in the same house on boards. Low and behold, no cracks.

PCI - Absolute utter crap. Very dissapointed.
What PCI grout did you use?
 
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pursedog

Re: Poll: What adhesive brand do you trust most?

wow. i didn't realise that there was so much choice! i'm new to tiling and i'm trying to learn as much as i can about all aspects. getting a headache trying to take everything on board!

by the way how do i stop getting adhesive all over myself and how do i get it off my hands!!!
 
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GazTech

Re: Poll: What adhesive brand do you trust most?

wow. i didn't realise that there was so much choice! i'm new to tiling and i'm trying to learn as much as i can about all aspects. getting a headache trying to take everything on board!

by the way how do i stop getting adhesive all over myself and how do i get it off my hands!!!
Try applying it to the walls and wear gloves
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tjsmiler

Re: Poll: What adhesive brand do you trust most?

They also produce ardex mate...........

Pursedog, if your new to it all go for the top brand like Bal and you cant go wrong you can relax that you know your using something that will work.....Once your confidence has grown and a bit of experience comes your way then start experimenting with some others and eventually you will just stick with one or two.

Personally i only really use Bal White star or Blue star (ie White star in showers and bathrooms and blue star for kitchen splashbacks etc....

for floors i use Bal single part flexible if on plywood or other floors that may have slight movement..

Bal Rapidset Maxibag for concrete floors or other solid surfaces like screeds and stuff

Grouting i use Bal or Ardex.

If you just stick to this mate i am pretty certain you wont get any problems.

TJ

I also know that Mapei and Granfix are supposed to be great so if in your area it's easier to get hold of these brands then you can't go wrong with these, i ain't used them but many of the more experienced tilers on here have and they swear by it so thats good enough for me.
 
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pursedog

Re: Poll: What adhesive brand do you trust most?

cheers tjsmiler,

thanx for the advice mate. as i said before lots to take on but guess its a marathon and not a sprint eh?!
 
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Re: Poll: What adhesive brand do you trust most?

Looking at the poll, I see that Palace scores high, I am on with a bathroom for a frien, he has supplied ther adhesive, a 'no name' type :( but when I was reading the label it has " Palace product " on it, when asked where he got it he replied Aldi ??????

Anyone else know of any other major brands trading under different names ?

P.S. This adhesive was only £10 a tub.
 
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GazTech

Re: Poll: What adhesive brand do you trust most?

Palace is also available under the Toppfix banner,rapid,rapid flexible,screed comp,waterproof and standard tub gear,two part flexible etc only available to the trade very good and very cheap
 
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