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Sikasil® N Plus 100% Silicone Sealant

Sika
Original price $13.95 - Original price $13.95
Original price
$13.95
$13.95 - $13.95
Current price $13.95

Sikasil®-N Plus US is a general purpose, one-component, non-sag, elastomeric, 100% RTV neutral cure silicone sealant. Meets the requirements of A...

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SikaTile®-450 LHT Secure Set Modified Tile Mortar (50lb bags)

Sika
Original price $850.00 - Original price $950.00
Original price
$850.00 - $950.00
$850.00 - $950.00
Current price $850.00

PREMIUM GRADE LARGE AND HEAVY TILE MORTAR SikaTile®-450 LHT Secure Set is a premium grade, single-component, non-sag, non-slip polymer-modified mo...

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ColorSil Sanded 100% Silicone Caulk (SIKA Grout Color Matches)

Color Rite Inc.
Original price $25.00 - Original price $25.00
Original price
$25.00
$25.00 - $25.00
Current price $25.00

Color Sil is designed for sealing applications exposed to high moisture areas inside or out! Color Sil is ideal for sealing around bathroom fixture...

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SikaTile®-100 Moisture Guard Waterproofing and Crack Isolation Membrane

Sika
Original price $63.20 - Original price $149.00
Original price
$63.20 - $149.00
$63.20 - $149.00
Current price $63.20

SikaTile®-100 Moisture Guard is a single component, fast-drying, thin mil, load-bearing waterproofing, and crack isolation membrane for installat...

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SikaTile 880 Sanded Caulk

Sika
Original price $9.99 - Original price $9.99
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$9.99
$9.99 - $9.99
Current price $9.99

SikaTile®-880 Sanded Caulk is a premium-grade, one-part, siliconized, acrylic-based caulking compound that is easy-to-use, easy-to-clean, and mold ...

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SikaTile®-500 LHT Lite Modified Tile Mortar (30lb bags)

Sika
Original price $1,495.00 - Original price $1,495.00
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$1,495.00
$1,495.00 - $1,495.00
Current price $1,495.00

SUPERIOR GRADE LIGHTWEIGHT FLEXIBLE LHT MORTAR SikaTile®-500 LHT Lite is a superior grade, single-component, non-sag, non-slip lightweight polymer-...

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Schluter Kerdi-Fix White Cartridge (290ml - 9.81 fl oz)

Schluter
Original price $27.44 - Original price $27.44
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$27.44
$27.44 - $27.44
Current price $27.44

Schluter®-KERDI-FIX is a single-component sealing and bonding compound with a silane-modified polymer base. It is odor-neutral, UV- and weather-res...

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Sika Sikaflex-11 FC Elastomeric Sealant & Adhesive

Sika
Original price $8.95 - Original price $18.40
Original price
$8.95 - $18.40
$8.95 - $18.40
Current price $8.95

Sikaflex®-11 FC is a one-component, gun-grade, adhesive and sealing compound of permanent elasticity. This dual-purpose material is based on a spec...

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The Best Adhesives & Sealants

Tile adhesives, often overlooked but undeniably crucial, form the foundation of every successful tile installation. Whether you're embarking on a DIY project or working as a professional contractor, selecting the right adhesive is essential for ensuring proper adhesion, longevity, and durability of your tile installation.

Tile adhesives, also known as thin-set mortars, are specially formulated bonding materials designed to adhere tiles to substrates such as floors, walls, or countertops. These adhesives play a critical role in creating a strong and durable bond between the tile and the substrate, ensuring that the installation withstands the test of time and maintains its integrity under various conditions.

Tile adhesives come in a variety of formulations, each tailored to specific tile materials, substrate types, and installation environments. Understanding the differences between these types of adhesives is essential for selecting the right one for your project.

Cement-based adhesives are the most common type of tile adhesive, consisting of a blend of Portland cement, sand, and additives. These adhesives are suitable for a wide range of tile materials, including ceramic, porcelain, and natural stone, as well as various substrates such as concrete, cement backer board, or drywall. Cement-based adhesives offer excellent bond strength, flexibility, and moisture resistance, making them ideal for both interior and exterior applications.

Modified cement-based adhesives are enhanced with polymers or latex additives to improve performance and versatility. These adhesives offer increased bond strength, flexibility, and water resistance compared to traditional cement-based adhesives, making them suitable for challenging installation scenarios such as high-moisture areas, substrates prone to movement, or large-format tiles.

Epoxy adhesives are two-part systems consisting of resin and hardener components that must be mixed before use. These adhesives offer exceptional bond strength, chemical resistance, and durability, making them suitable for demanding applications such as heavy traffic areas, commercial installations, or environments exposed to moisture, chemicals, or temperature fluctuations. Epoxy adhesives are particularly well-suited for bonding non-porous tile materials like glass, metal, or resin.

Tile adhesives are the unsung heroes of every tile installation, providing the essential bond that holds the entire project together. By understanding the different types of adhesives available, considering key factors in the selection process, and following best practices for application, you can achieve flawless results that stand the test of time and enhance the beauty and functionality of any space.