(BPT) - While styles, colors, sizes and other tile trends may change over time, there is no disputing tile’s popularity as a way to update a kitchen or bathroom. From a white subway tile backsplash in the kitchen to a gold-accented mosaic tile countertop in the bathroom, there are countless ways to improve the look and value of these rooms with tile. However, the long-term viability of these surfaces is determined by proper installation, including how the tile is attached to the substrate. For homeowners, using an adhesive like OmniGrip® or AcrylicPro® from Custom® Building Products makes the process faster and easier than using a traditional thin-set mortar.
As a pre-blended material, adhesives don’t have to be mixed and are ready-to-use right out of the bucket. They also spread smoothly and provide plenty of time to adjust tiles before they permanently bond to the substrate. Adhesives can be used over flat and sound substrates including concrete, cement backerboard, exterior-grade plywood or interior drywall. Designed to install approximately 8" x 8" or smaller tile in areas with light exposure to moisture, adhesives are ideal for homeowners with limited installation experience, but who have the desire to do the job themselves.