I'm not really sure, yet. I know Liquid Nails makes an adhesive for
tile, so I was planning on looking for that. If I can't find that
(which was recommended to me by the Liquid Nails hotline) I'm going to
look for anything that works for tile-to-metal and will be weather
Do you have a recommendation? :)
On 6/28/07, Hillmer, Jan <HillmJan@berkeleyprep.org> wrote:
> Becky, what type of adhesive are you using?
> Jan in Tampa
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Rebecca Burch [
> They are high-fire stoneware, life is good. :)
> Thanks for the info, Marvin! I think I will go ahead and seal them
> anyway, after the grout has had time to dry well.
> On 6/25/07, Marvin Bartel wrote:
> > >Okay, I have some tiles that students made that are going to be put
> > >onto metal posts, outdoors. I have the correct adhesive, but I want
> > >to know if I need to seal the tiles or just grout them? They will be
> > >in the weather, but can be covered up during the freezing temps.
> > >
> > >Thanks
> > >Becky
> > It depends on the tile. High-fire tile is better outdoors in freezing
> climates because high-fire clay is less apt to absorb moisture.
> Low-fire tile absorbs moisture in the rain. High-fire is cone 6 to 10
> (stoneware and porcelain). Low-fire is cone 010 to 04 (earthenware).
> If it has not had a chance to dry out after a rain before it freezes,
> the freezing can break or even pulverize the clay because water expands
> when it freezes. Using a waterproof sealer could help if it is totally
> dry prior to application of the sealer. The grout for any outdoor tile
> should be sealed after it has dried a few weeks. If they are low fire
> tile, perhaps the whole tile could be soaked in sealer and allowed to
> dry before installation.
> > Marvin
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