How to put peel and stick floor tiles in a mobile home?
do i need to put adhesive down before putting down tiles? if so- how & when? what type of adhesive is needed?
Different color grout on shower walls and shower floor?
We are in the process of remodeling our guest/hall bathroom; we removed the tub to create a walk in shower instead. I'm using subway tile on the walls, and penny t... See more
What is the best tile adhesive to use outdoors on concrete steps?
I am going to decorate my porch steps by adding mosaic tile to the raisers of my concrete steps and would like to know what adhesive would work best. Also what kind o... See more
How do I cleanly and precisely cut glass mosaic tiles?
Years ago, I tried using tile nippers on glass mosaic tiles and they just looked chewed up. Because they’re iridescent, a chewed up edge is going to really show. Th... See more
My new home is 4 months old and the caulk and grout are already crack
My home is only 4 months old the caulk and grout are cracking around the edges of the tile in the kitchen and bath. Is it normal for new grout to crack?
Best product for sealing very porous tile?
Hi fellow home talkers! How are all of you doing? If anyone could help me out...I would really appreciate it! We have a very porous PORCELAIN tile in our kitchen. ... See more
Homax Tough as Tile Bathroom Sink, Tub & Tile Repair Screw up!
Hi there. I tried the Homax Tough as Tile product (Bathroom, Sink, Tub & Tile Refinish) on the tiles in my bathroom shower. I waited the 3 hours as mentioned. The fir... See more
How far should tile go in a shower area above a tub??
I have to replace this board with waterproof stuff. I want to then tile the enclosure. How far should the tile go- up to where the edge of the tub is? I would think t... See more
I did not use any adhesive when we did them on a concrete subfloor. Ours were vinyl peel-n-stick. Two years later and they are still holding up great.
It depends on the tiles you decide to use. You can buy floor tiles with adhesive already on them, you just pull the paper off the back and lay the tile. Or you can buy tiles (ceramic) that do require an adhesive compound. Cost, ability and determination are all factors you will need to consider.
Note that whatever tile you purchase you can get full instructions from the box the tiles are in or look up the manufacturers site and they will give you instructions and tips.
Beware that no matter what tiles you choose there are preparations that must be made before proceeding so that you get the best and lasting results with your tile.
The osb and/or plywood on the floor of your mobile home may do better if you use an adhesive. But know that if you walk on it before it dries, they will slide if there are any gaps. We did sticky tiles in our kitchen, used adhesive, but did not allow for drying before putting everything back and walking on it. Some of the cuts were not accurate, caused them to slide.
When you cut tiles, it may help to heat the tile before cutting to make it manageable. But if you don't know how to do this, don't try it. I would not want you to hurt yourself or cause damage to your tiles. I just want you to know it's an option if you know anyone who does that kind of stuff.