Can I Use Liquid Nail Instead Of Mortar For Concrete Backer Board?


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Rena Chisholm answered
If you are planning to install tile with liquid nail, I would suggest you not do that.
Liquid nail dries quickly, making it almost impossible to move the tile around on the backerboard and it will be difficult to get it level. Quite a messy deal also. If you make a mistake, you are going to have a big problem removing the tile.
  If you are tiling a floor, then thin set mortar mix is the way to go. You can purchase it at the Home Depot, already pre-mixed.
  If you are tiling walls, you can purchase pre-mixed tile mastic.
You can also pick up a free leaflet in the tile department to explain how to lay tile.
If you don't see them, just ask an employee for one.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
"Glue and Screw" is the method I've always used. Liquid nails for gluing the board down (to prevent future squeaks) and backer board screws (square head drive preferably) every 8" -10"
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Anonymous answered
I don't think the question was fully understood. I would also like to know whether or not the backer board has to be put down with mortar or can it be nailed down?

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