Apply tile adhesive


Apply the tile adhesive, often thinset, to the surface. Load the notch trowel with adhesive and paste it to the wall to form a thin, even layer. Take the drying time of the material and your working speed into account to make sure the adhesive does not dry out. Remove excess adhesive. Apply silicone or mastic along the edges, anywhere slight movement is expected, or for improved moisture resistance.

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Optional skill

Apply tile adhesive is optional for these skills, according to the role’s master the following skills:

Types of tile

Relationships with occupations

Essential skill

Apply tile adhesive is an essential skill of the following occupations:

Tile fitter: Tile fitters install tiles onto walls and floors. They cut tiles to the right size and shape, prepare the surface, and put the tiles in place flush and straight. Tile fitters may also take on creative and artistic projects, with some laying mosaics.

Optional skill

Apply tile adhesive is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this skill may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.

Tiling supervisor: Tiling supervisors monitor tile fitting operations. They assign tasks and take quick decisions to resolve problems.




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Last updated on September 21, 2022