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I would use the Thinset tile mortar for those tiles. I would use the epoxy grout for the shower floor and the rest of the tiles. There is a difference between the epoxy adhesive and epoxy grout, make sure you get the epoxy grout.


None. You need to mechanically bond the shower rod in some way. Just think about the daily stresses that the shower rod endures of opening, closing, and the occasional, albeit accidental, downward tug. Any kind of adhesive strong enough to support this abuse for years is one that will likely be unremovable from your tile when you want to update your ...


Whatever type of adhesive you use will eventually fail and fail miserably for this use case. You will not only have a fallen curtain but you will have a big chunk of your wall torn out with it when it fails. You are in an environment that is hot and cold and steamy and dry, constantly. You have two options: If your tile goes to about 6-7' it is ...


If your tile layout and curtain bracket allow it, you could position thins so your holes end up through the grout lines. That way, if you want to take the curtain down, it would be relatively easy to fix: grind out a little more grout, and fill it in again.


I would definitely not even try the adhesive approach for mounting a curved shower curtain rod. I have seen so many of these now popular rods that were so poorly secured that they were sagging a good six to eight inches or about to fall down. Especially seen in motel rooms or b&b type rentals. In almost all cases they are using small mount points similar ...


For a curved rod, with its substantial torque load (twisting force), not much short of epoxy or urethane will hold reliably. I just wouldn't do it since removing those things from tile would be a chore and may result in surface damage. Wall tile is often soft with a very thin glaze. One other option might be to mount a bracket or plate above or alongside ...


Silicone. Strong bond, easy to work with, easy to get off the tiles if no longer needed.


There are many tension rods on the market that are expandable to fit a regular shower. They don't require any screws or adhesive. A screw mechanism in the rod holds the rod in place after tightening. Just a thought.


You indicated in a comment that this is to install a curved rod. That's a problem because the curve introduces a torque to the brackets on the ends. My answer below assumed the brackets would have an almost straight-down force. Since this is a curved rod, I'm not sure that any "soft" adhesive would be viable. Soft set adhesives are easy to remove, but ...


Adhesive is used for sub-floors in homes to help eliminate squeaking from flex/movement. Since this is a garden shed i do not know that is necessary. Just use lots of deck screws. If you want to there are several that would be sufficient. Here is link to a page that tested several, You can choose. I think using 2x4 as floor joists is not a good idea, I ...


I would chip the thinset mortar off the wall carefully with a cold chisel. Then re-set the tile with mastic, a common tile adhesive available at most hardware stores. If you save the previous grout, and care to grind it to a medium grained powder, you can combine it with neutral colored grout to color match. I’ve done all of this before, as a firsttimer. It’...

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