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I'm going to be tiling a bathroom, which will have mostly metro type ceramic tiles on 3 walls with a mosaic border & one wall where the shower is in just glass mosaic tiles. I'm trying to work out what Mapei adhesive is best. I was going to use Mapei P10 for the mosaic & am unsure whether Keraquick fast setting single part flexible or Mapei Pro Flexible would be best to use for the ceramic tiles. If neither I'd be grateful for pointers
 

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Hi and welcome to the forum Simon,
You definitely wouldn’t want to use any type of rapid setting adhesive, as a diy’er let alone in the summer months.
Typically pro tilers wouldn’t use a rapid set for wall tiles either.
Any standard set S1 class adhesive should be fine.
The glass mosaic may not be so straight forward, are they translucent in any way?
Also, how are they coloured?
Occasionally some adhesives could react with the backing.
 
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Thank you both, the glass mosaic are not transulcent & are a mixture of rich cream, white plus sand & deeper coloured browny yellows & are 33"x 33" on a mesh backing. They are a Johnson's range.
 

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Hi Simon, I've been using Mapei Adesilex P9 in white the past couple jobs with lots of smaller metro tiles. Good pot life on it so i can recommend that for you. Also be careful as to push too much adhesive through the mesh of the mosaics as the adhesive will bleed through and potentially show through the grout, you need to drop to a 4mm trowel for these. good luck and let us know how you get on :)
 
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Many thanks Tony for the advice. I'll be having help from somebody a little more experienced than me, but won't be starting til towards the end of August. I'm getting everything ordered in in the meantime.
 
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