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Tile Adhesives and Their Importance

Tiles are a very common material used in the construction industry. Conventionally, tiles were installed on the surface with a mixture made up of cement, sand, and water. With the advent of bigger tiles, which are heavier, sometimes have bends, and are vitrified – meaning, they do not absorb water, it is imperative that tile adhesives are used since they have an added bonding agent to the sand cement mixture. Tile adhesive is a cement-based powder that is mixed with water to create a consistent paste. An even coating of this paste is applied on the base of the tile to install it to the surface. Best quality tile adhesive work wonderfully on horizontal as well as vertical tile application.


Some of the best properties of tile adhesives are:

  • High open time
  • Fast setting

  • Self-curing


Tile adhesives also have excellent adhesion properties and are water resistant.

Latest Trend in Tile Adhesives

Over the years, the interior design industry trend has evolved. These days, vitrified tiles, and natural stones are trending in interior and exterior design. However, the colour, size, texture, and application may vary with time. When these tiles are installed, the adhesive used for installation must be good as these tiles are expensive. A good tile adhesive ensures that the tiles are fixed properly to the surface. There are two options for tile application cement and tile adhesive.

Cement Vs Tile Adhesive


Cement is used for tile installation as a binding agent that needs to be mixed in a certain ratio with other construction materials to form a paste. Cement sets and solidifies. This process is extremely time-consuming and not easy.

Tile Adhesive

Tile adhesive is a ready-to-use product that is made to be used for tile installation. Tile adhesives are mixed with water in the required amount to make a paste that is applied at the back of the tiles to fix it to the substrate. It is recommended to have tile adhesives applied both on the substrate and on the back of the tile to have the best bonding.

Benefits of Using Tile Adhesive for Tile Installation


  • An adhesive layer is thin and has an even consistency that puts less stress on the building structure.

  • High-quality tile adhesive is easy to apply which leads to faster tile installation.

High-quality tile adhesive does not need curing. It also reduces wastage, and gives time for adjusting the tile, unlike cement where one cannot do both.

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Application Area of Tile Adhesives


Tile adhesives can be used on screed, cement, plaster, concrete, and other substrates. However, the formulation of some tile adhesives is suitable for specific kinds of application surfaces. Tile adhesives can be used to fix ceramic and vitrified tiles, natural and artificial stones, and glass mosaic tiles on both internal and external walls and floors.

Roff offers a wide range of tile adhesives that are some of the best tile adhesives in India. You can find different types of tile adhesives such as Roff New Construction Adhesive, Roff NSA, Roff Vitrofix, etc. Our tile adhesives have excellent bonding strength and adhesion properties. You can explore our range of tile and stone adhesives on the category page on the official website of Roff. For more details, reach out to our customer service team for assistance.