Once you've ordered your tiles, it's time to fix them in place on your wall or floor and apply your grout! For high quality tile adhesive and tile grout, it's hard to go wrong with Mapei - they're one of the most trusted brands in the industry, and are used by professional tilers! We even stock Mapei silicones sealants for waterproofing the edge of your bath, sink or shower after tiling! For a grout joint with a difference, stir in some glitter admix!
Once you’ve ordered your samples, pondered over the different designs, and settled on which wall or floor tile you’ll be inviting into your home, it’s time to think about installing them. There are generally two stages to tile installation (once you have a dry, smooth, flat surface to tile onto) – one, sticking your tiles in place with a suitable tile adhesive and two, filling the joints between the tiles with grout. Mapei is one of the most prestigious manufacturers of tile adhesive and grout in the world, and they also have an offering of silicone sealants for waterproofing edges.
Reasons to Buy Mapei Products
Whilst tile adhesive and grout is usually bought as two separate products, Mapei has designed a very useful two-in-one alternative for installing wall tiles. Their range of Kerapoxy products double up as both adhesives and grouts, in a multitude of different colours! The beauty of this product is that you don’t have to remember to buy both adhesive and grout – you can tackle two birds with one stone. There are eight colours to choose from, which will suit most styles of tile.
Recently, a new trend has emerged when it comes to grout. Glittery grout joints are all the rage. Think about it – why would you have plain, characterless grout lines between your tiles, when you could have ones that glisten and sparkle? The Kerapoxy range from Mapei contains glitter additives that you mix in with your grout for a glittering finish!
If you can’t find the colour of grout you’re after in the Kerapoxy range, Mapei has an extensive selection of hues available in their Ultracolour Plus range. There are over thirty different colours to choose between; so you’re guaranteed to find a shade that matches your project’s requirements.
There are two types of Mapei adhesive; a powdered adhesive, which you have to mix with water in a bucket prior to use (once mixed, you must use within a certain about of time) and a readymix adhesive, which comes as a fluid in a tub; simply give it a quick stir like you would a tin of paint, and it’s ready to use. Mapei also offer a quick-dry adhesive which sets promptly; perfect if you’re working to a strict time restraint, and you need to start grouting.
Also contained within our collection of Mapei products is a selection of silicone sealants, which can be used to seal the edges of your tiling display if you’re working around a bath tub or close to a sink – anywhere where water might be in direct contact with the tiles.