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Any tips on what tile adhesive to use on the oven bench area. I will be using small 100x100x10 terracotta tiles on the work top and brick tiles/pavers (25mm thick) on the side of suspended slab.
I got some flexible tile glue from bunnings as well as flex grout. It worked a treat. The glue needs to be mixed with water and has a stone look, like plaster with pebbles before you mix it, but it works well. And a quick note on the grout, use darker colours rather than white...easier to clean when working with food. The only other thing I can say is seal the grout when its dry so food and liquard doesnt stain it. Good Luck
I saw the flexible stuff and was leaning towards it but once I spoke to someone at Bunnings I went the cheaper option. The oven bench top is rigid with no movement so the flexible stuff wasn't needed. I asked about additives but was told it wasn't needed and all I need to do is seal the tiles and grout once laid. I have concrete sealer so I'll use that to seal everything once finished.
The adhesive I got says it's suitable for indoors/outdoors and to only avoid using it on areas that will be submerged under water so it sounds fine.
I have used the davco before.... depends on the colour of you tile of course but it can be used as a grout. Yep my laundry grouted with it... 2 years now and the pizza oven. So it's not on the instructions ...quess what davco make grout as well which is a lot more expensive than the adhesive.....and the same thing I recon
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Thanks Dave that's good to know. I will have a fair bit of adhesive left over so knowing I can use it as grout is good news.
I have some black cement coloring so I'll add some to the adhesive and see if it works being cement based I'm thinking it should. If It does then I make the grout black not sure if it'll look good orange terracotta tiles with black grout.
Red and black works but orange and black not sure I'll soon find out.