Tile Adhesive Recipe

Tile Adhesive Recipe

Making tile adhesive involves combining cement, sand, and other additives to create a strong bonding agent for tiles. Here is a recipe for a basic tile adhesive:


  • The following tile adhesives are 1000kg ratio: pull-out test strength C2
    (1) 425 cement: 350kg
    (2) Sand 40-70 mesh: 330kg sand gradation
    (3) Sand 70-140 mesh: 270kg sand gradation
    (4) Heavy calcium powder 325 mesh: 50kg (increase the whiteness and tension of the product to improve the toughness and strength of the product)
    (5) Redispersible polymer powder (RDP): 15kg (extremely outstanding bond strength, improved toughness, improved impact force, and excellent alkali resistance)
    (6) Hydroxypropyl methylcellulose (HPMC): 2kg (to improve the plasticity and water retention of the mortar, to improve the adhesive force of the mortar to prevent pulverization)
    (7) Lignin fiber: 4kg (it is a kind of organic fiber adding lignin fiber can improve the stability of mixed aggregate)
    (8) Calcium formate: 4kg (calcium formate is a new type of low-temperature early-strength coagulant accelerator, calcium formate has coagulation-promoting and early-strength effects)
    (9) Starch ether: 0.3kg (higher thickening, stronger anti-sagging structure, anti-sag and easy to operate)
    (10) Thixotropic agent: 0.5KGkg (thinned by force, thickened by standing to prevent the mortar from sagging during the curing process)


  1. Mix cement and sand additives in mixer.
  2. Slowly add water to the mixture, stirring continuously until it forms a thick paste. The exact amount of water will depend on the specific type of cement and sand used, so refer to the manufacturer’s instructions or add small amounts of water at a time until the desired consistency is reached.
  3. Continue to mix the adhesive until it is well-combined and smooth.
  4. Apply the adhesive to the surface where the tiles will be installed, using a notched trowel to spread the adhesive evenly.
  5. Place the tiles into the adhesive, pressing them firmly to ensure good contact.
  6. Allow the adhesive to dry completely before grouting the tiles.

Note: It’s important to follow the manufacturer’s instructions when using cement and other additives to ensure proper mixing ratios and drying times. Additionally, it’s recommended to wear protective gloves and a mask when mixing and working with cement to avoid skin irritation and inhaling dust.

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