tile for the walls
Date: 3/11/2008 4:59 am EDT
My husband and I came across this product at Menards when we were comparing and pricing tiles for our bathroom. We are planning on tiling the floor and part way up the walls (chair rail height). Has anyone ever used this product in that way? Avaire looks so much easier to install than regular tile that we are very interested.
Date: 3/11/2008 1:25 pm EDT
Avaire technically can be adhered in place on vertical surfaces; however, we don't recommend this usage.
We've seen applications where people will use a Avaire tile cut in half for a matching baseboard/kickplate and have a single tile adhered to the wall. In this case the viscosity of the general purpose adhesive applied to the back of the tray appears to be sufficient to hold the single tile to the wall. However, if you have multiple tiles stacked on a vertical surface, I'd be concerned about the weigh of the tiles pulling away from the wall and causing issues.
Sorry, but a chair-rail height vertical application is not recommended.
Date: 4/15/2008 11:47 am EDT
What if after general purpose adhesive ( eg. Liquid Nails ) cures, each tile's bond is reinforced with screws which would be covered by flexible grout afterward ?
Any chance that it would work ?
Date: 4/15/2008 12:03 am EDT
When we build vertical surface display units, we do exactly as you describe - we first adhere the tile to the surface with a general purpose adhesive, and then use a narrow head screw through the tabs (pre-drill the holes) to secure the tiles in place.
However, Avaire is not designed, tested, warranted or recommended for wall applications. We'd recommend purchasing the raw (unassembled tile) for a matching wall application. Menards has the 12x12 raw tile available in packages of 13.
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