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BONDING MOSAIC TILES; USING THE RIGHT ADHESIVE SYSTEM

 

The bonding and grouting of mosaics should be done in one operation in order to provide a strong installation. The mosaics should be FIRMLY bedded into the adhesive to ensure good contact between the adhesive and tile. Stainless steel mosaics, which usually have a porcelain body, should be installed using TAL GOLDSTAR 6.

Glass tiles are very brittle and rigid and therefore require a high strength, flexible adhesive system, such as TAL MARBLEFIX mixed with TAL BOND, or TAL MARBLEFLEX. Failure to use a flexible adhesive system will result in any movement being transferred directly to the glass. Glass products, being reflective and translucent, will immediately show defects that might not be as visible with opaque tiles. Also, due to the translucent nature of glass tiles, a light-coloured adhesive is recommended for fixing the tiles as the aesthetic finish of the installation could be adversely affected when using a dark-coloured (grey) adhesive. TAL developed an adhesive well suited to glass mosaic tiles, for more information, follow this link.

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