Silicone can also be used for gluing. But it is possible to stick tiles on wood with the help of silicone? In fact, this works. However, you should pay attention to some things that you can read here.
Glue with silicone and what to consider
Normally, silicone is used as adhesive only if only small forces act on the adhesives. Do not forget that it is a sealant and no adhesive. If still objects are glued with silicone, observe the following notes:
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- Use silicone adhesive instead of silicone sealants
- Pay particular attention to cleanliness of the adhesive surfaces
- Only non-moving places stick
- Comply with the dry season
- Use antibacterial silicone for damp rooms
To the individual
Silicone glue has a much higher adhesive force than normal sealing compound, which is why it is much better suited for gluing. It is at least as important that the adhesive areas are clean and suitable for applying the silicone. Wood as a substrate is not necessarily one of the ideal materials, especially not for ceramic tiles. Because wood works, there are always vibrations. This can be disadvantageous both for gluing with tiles and for the use of silicone as an adhesive. The movements can cause cracks to form in the adhesive layer and cause it to come loose. Remember the hint about the immovable spots. If silicone is to be used as an adhesive, you should generally adhere to the drying time. It also makes sense to use special sanitary silicone in damp rooms such as bathrooms or in the sanitary area.
Gluing tiles to wood and what to watch out for
Wood works and absorbs moisture. It is therefore not necessarily suitable for laying tiles. At least the tiles should not be laid directly on the wood. It is best to use a suitable intermediate covering that is resistant to bending and ensures that the wooden planks and the tiled floor are decoupled accordingly. There are various systems for this in specialist shops. Silicone is certainly not suitable for this, at best for the expansion joints. This basically applies to all wooden floors, including laying tiles on chipboard. Decoupling is also required here.