The UK tile adhesive and grout market is reviewed. Developments have included flexible adhesives for tiling directly to substrates prone to movement, high-grab non-slip formulations to suit heavy large format tiles, modified adhesives capable of creating a strong bond to porcelain or other tiles with a very low porosity, and grouts with integral anti-bacterial agents. New value-added formulations being developed include adhesives for use on green screeds, wide-joint grouts for use with rustic small format tiles, and bespoke stone adhesive and grout ranges. Products of fourteen major companies are reported.
Primary author(s): Watt P
Source: Tile UK