The adhesive used to install Bodesi glass tile is critical to a successful installation. Ordinary thinsets that are suitable for ceramic or porcelain are not used for glass tile installation. For glass tile it is required to use a modified thinset. This means that there is a polymer or other additive that has been added to the formula in order for the maintain somewhat pliable or elastic characteristics of the adhesive. This prevents cracking and ensures a positive installation.
Because glass may have translucent properties we advise to use high quality adhesives. Adhesives can vary in whiteness and color consistency. The following adhesives have the correct properties for installation of our glass tile in interior/exterior and dry and/or intermittently wet ares such us showers and bathtub surrounds and even saunas and spas. For underwater and pool applications please contact us or refer to your pool specialist for advice. For large projects that require multiple bags, a product with batch controlled for bag to bag consistency should be chosen.
The following thins set mortars are suitable for most applications. Please refer to the instructions and specifications on the packaging for details. Proper procedures must be used to acquire professional results.
- ARDEX: X77 Tile & Stone Mortar
- BOSTIK: Glass-Mate mixed with 425 Admixture
- CUSTOM BUILDING PRODUCTS: Glass Tile Premium Thin-Set
- LATICRETE: Glass Tile Adhesive
- MAPEI: Adesilex P10 Bright White Thin-Set Mortar mixed with Keraply Mortar Additive
- TEC SPECIALTY PRODUCTS: Super Flex Thin-Set Mortar * Bright White † Color controlled bag-to-bag consistency.
Organic adhesives such as mastic are not recommended as they are water based and may fail in certain applications. For small dry areas it may be acceptable but not recommended. Epoxy adhesives are generally not recommended, however, in certain applications they may be acceptable. Contact installation support for recommendations at 888 658 2488