Tile Adhesive for Glass Tiles & Glass Mosaic
Strong tile adhesive for glass tiles and glass mosaics
Glass tiles are particularly valued for their attractive and friendly appearance. They make rooms look brighter, larger and happier and can be used almost anywhere. They are particularly popular in the underwater area and in colorful mosaic pictures. However, their correct and attractive installation is not easy. Laying a glass mosaic places particularly high demands not only on the tiler, but also on the tile adhesive.
A smooth surface
The smooth surface of glass is one of the greatest attractions of glass tile. It does not give a classic tile adhesive an attack surface on which it can be held. Since glass is not absorbent, the tile adhesive cannot penetrate the tile. Tile adhesives for glass tiles and glass mosaics must therefore adhere particularly well to these smooth surfaces. Adhesives that are not expressly marked as suitable for glass tiles usually do not last long and should therefore not be used under any circumstances. In the case of glass tiles in swimming pools, there are additional loads from chemical water additives and water pressure. Make sure you choose a tile adhesive that is suitable for both glass tiles and the swimming pool!
The glue shimmers through
Glass is clear. This means that the substrate on which they are laid remains visible through the tiles. To ensure that they actually look as planned and that there are no unwanted spots and shadows, an evenly monochrome background is required. It should be light so that the colors of the tiles really come into their own. A tile adhesive for glass tiles and glass mosaics is therefore usually either white or colorless. When tiling, it is particularly important to make sure that it is applied completely evenly. Even the smallest omitted areas will later be visible from the outside.
Self-adhesive pads for glass mosaics
The self-adhesive underlays for glass mosaics are also among the tile adhesives. Unlike classic adhesives, they don't have to be mixed and evenly applied. Rather, they consist of prefabricated mats that stick on both sides. This makes it possible to assemble larger parts of the mosaic first at a comfortable and well-lit work area and then to glue them to the actual location. Especially when working in poorly accessible or insufficiently lit areas, mistakes and long work in uncomfortable or unhealthy postures can be avoided.