How can I adhere wood to the glazed side of ceramic tile?

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I have a sliding door guide that needs to be raised to the height of the bottom of the sliding door by a piece of wood. The guide on top of wood that is then placed on ceramic tile. I could screw the wood in the floor but it is ceramic tile on top of cement foundation and I am afraid that the ceramic tile will crack from drilling. Is there any way I can glue the wood to the glazed side of the ceramic tile so I don't have to drill through the tile and into the cement? I may screw the guide to the wood for more strength. The piece of wood would also be supported against the baseboard on the inside of the door. I have included pictures of the guide and placement. HELP.

q how can i adhere wood to the glazed side ceramic tile

The wood will be thicker 5/8" thick and cut down to the size of the guide.

q how can i adhere wood to the glazed side ceramic tile


q how can i adhere wood to the glazed side ceramic tile
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  • William William on Mar 09, 2017
    Any all purose adhesive will work. Locktite, Gorilla glue, Liquid Nails, etc But with the constant movement of the door it may not hold for long. I advise getting a creamic tile drill bit and drilling a hole through the tile using the guide as a template. Then you could even use a longer screw for strength.

  • Adrian Manning Adrian Manning on Mar 10, 2017
    do not use a hammer drill , on the drill , it will break all the tile , just drill it ,use a glass drill bit first .

    • Suzann Suzann on Mar 10, 2017
      Thank you Adrian. I was not aware of the difference that would make and good information on the glass bit, that makes sense.

  • Yom20985858 Yom20985858 on Mar 11, 2017
    IF YOU HAVE AN ANGLE GRINDER OR SANDER. USE W/D SANDPAPER OR DISC. TAKE THE GLOSS OFF.OR AN ETCHING PRODUCT?

  • Yom20985858 Yom20985858 on Mar 11, 2017
    YOUR WELCOME. IS THERE CEMENT UNDER THE CARPET ALSO? MAYBE CUT THE WOOD LONGER TO EXTEND OVER TO WHERE IT CAN BE SCREWED ONTO SOMETHING LIKE THE WALL. MAYBE A BRACKET OF SOME TYPE OR GRIND UNDER THE WALL A BIT TO STREGTHEN IT. PLAY WITH IT. LOTS OF OPTIONS.

    • Suzann Suzann on Mar 11, 2017
      Thanks, I was thinking about adding one or two L brackets to the underside of the wood and attach the top part of the bracket to the wall and stud for more support. Yes,there are a lot of options, I'm still sorting through them.

  • Ron Costella Ron Costella on Mar 12, 2017
    I'd use Gorilla Glue, the gel version. It's strong and has worked for me in many cases. You may want to use it along with a short screw to attach the door guide. With my luck I'm sure that I would not be trying to drill in your case. Good Luck!

  • Brian Rayl Brian Rayl on Mar 12, 2017
    Use a good 2 part epoxy. You'll find it near the gorilla glue. It should say on the package if its suitable for tile.

  • Suzann Suzann on Mar 12, 2017
    Thank you, I am going shopping tomorrow so I will check on it.

  • Tony Tony on Mar 13, 2017
    drill a hole through the wall side of the guides upright and screw the guide to the baseblard.

  • Suzann Suzann on Mar 13, 2017
    Thank you Tpink. That is close to what I decided to do but with L brackets screwed into the bottom of the board and into the baseboard/stud of the wall. That should be sturdy enough.