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Tiling around a cast iron enamel bath
I have built a wood frame all around the bath and I want to tile on the wood and also partly on the bath. Up to now, I have tried tiling cement, but two days later I was able to prise the tiles off with very little effort. Also, at one end of the bath, I want to tile onto the bath itself where there is no wood, but the cement didn't hold there either. So, I have an idea, 'If I used epoxy resin would that hold the tiles in place on the wood and the bath's enamel finish?'
There are several epoxy based adhesives available from BAL, which can be purchased from any decent tile store such as Topps Tiles etc. You could also use BAL grip which has excellent adhesion on surfaces such as ply or sterling board. Allow the adhesive to go off for at least a week.
Answered 15th Sep 2013
The best adhesive to use for this application for be 'BAL Fastflex'. It's an adhesive that dries like rubber and it comes in a 12kg bag only. It's a powered adhesive but be warned it is very expensive ...approx £58 a bag. However it is an excellent adhesive for the particular job.
Answered 10th Mar 2015