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Forum topic by will delaney posted 05-30-2012 06:32 PM 3206 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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will delaney

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05-30-2012 06:32 PM

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I just finished building a top for a outdoor table that had a glass top which broke. I would like to glue some tiles that I have along the edge. Can anyone give he some advice on what type of glue or epoxy would work. Thanks


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#1 posted 05-30-2012 06:39 PM

Silicon is what we use at work to hold tile samples to mdf. Holds well.

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#2 posted 05-30-2012 06:48 PM

if you are going to tile the whole table, why not just screw some cement board down

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#3 posted 05-30-2012 07:14 PM

Ditto PaulHWood. Pressure treated wood is wet and when you cover it, it stays wet. You need at least some 3/8th plywood over it. Nice looking tile, I hope you post when you get it finished.

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#4 posted 05-30-2012 07:17 PM

cement board is the way to go. The pressure treated wood will move and crack the grout lines and possibly the tiles.

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#5 posted 05-30-2012 07:21 PM

You may also want to use epoxy grout on this when you tile it. The cracks are likely to be more than 1/8 so at least use sanded grout.

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#6 posted 05-30-2012 07:28 PM

Thanks for the advice. The tile will be just used as a boarder for the two ends. I don’t have enough to go all around. I got these tiles from someone who was doing a demolition on a building from the 1920s.

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#7 posted 05-31-2012 12:41 AM

Hi Will,

As long as you stay with the grain, I think silicone caulk will hold the tile and allow for some movement. I will suggest you rabbit a recess so the top edge of the tile is protected. Good luck.

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