Attaching hardwood to ceramic tile

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Forum topic by Chuck1685 posted 10-15-2016 03:55 PM 140 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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10-15-2016 03:55 PM

Hello all. I have a unique scenario and need some help if possible. Thank you in advanced to everyone. I have had some spalted oak that is only half inch thick sitting in the shop for a while now that I finally decided on what to use it for. I would like to attach it to my fire place mantle and hearth. The problem is that there is already ceramic tile there. I don’t really want to pull all of the tile up, so I was wondering if it is possible to attach the wood directly to the tile. I have done some research and have found that some sort of silicone adhesive may be the best option. This would allow for wood movement and will also hold up to the heat. The tile doesn’t get warm enough to where I am unable to touch it, so I’m not worried about the heat as much as I am about wood movement. If anyone has any suggestions or experience on this issue please let me know. Thanks again!

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#1 posted 10-15-2016 05:56 PM

You might look at a polyurethane adhesive instead of silicone. In my experience silicone doesn’t adhere all that well long term. My preferred adhesive/caulking is linked below. It will stay flexible forever (practically) and will stick just about anything together.

MasterSeal NP 1

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