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What is the best way to put tile on a table top. Do I need to mix up some mortar or can I just put something like liquid nail to the back of the tile?

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Well I'll try to answer it for you go easy on the mortar one guy in here done the same thing but he used to much mortar and the next morning it blow the frame apart so now that I have answered your question one of the ringer's will be in here to take over but the liquid nail doesnt sound like a bad idel.

One way that always helps me when I need answers is to do a search (like on Google) and then look at different sites, or look at images, or look at videos.

Frank, I agree with David.  I have set many feet of tile in floors and counters however too much motar in not a good thing.  For small jobs such as table tops, there is a better solution by using a tile mastic made for tile and it's common use is applications of tile on walls for back splashes.

I have used liquid nails or construction adhesive with good results in liew of using thin set motar.  Advantages is faster set time and no danger of expansion.  Tile mastic works well too as you get the same advantage as you do with liquid nails or contruction adhesive.  It is also much easier to apply with less mess and not as expensive.

Something to also consider is the type of backing you have on the table top.  Liquid nails and tile mastic work well with plywood and even chip board where motar works best with a tile backer board such as cement board.

Good luck with the project as it sounds like fun and be sure to post some photos.

thanks Jay I wasnt for sure how to awsner he's question.

Jay Boutwell said:

Frank, I agree with David.  I have set many feet of tile in floors and counters however too much motar in not a good thing.  For small jobs such as table tops, there is a better solution by using a tile mastic made for tile and it's common use is applications of tile on walls for back splashes.

I have used liquid nails or construction adhesive with good results in liew of using thin set motar.  Advantages is faster set time and no danger of expansion.  Tile mastic works well too as you get the same advantage as you do with liquid nails or contruction adhesive.  It is also much easier to apply with less mess and not as expensive.

Something to also consider is the type of backing you have on the table top.  Liquid nails and tile mastic work well with plywood and even chip board where motar works best with a tile backer board such as cement board.

Good luck with the project as it sounds like fun and be sure to post some photos.

David you were on the right track as you are correct about mortar.  My answer is my opinion and gained from working with tile.   You are correct with it being alright with using liquid nails as I have done this with good results repairing loose tiles and even for complete tile jobs on small surfaces such as tables. 

David Dean said:

thanks Jay I wasnt for sure how to awsner he's question.

Jay Boutwell said:

Frank, I agree with David.  I have set many feet of tile in floors and counters however too much motar in not a good thing.  For small jobs such as table tops, there is a better solution by using a tile mastic made for tile and it's common use is applications of tile on walls for back splashes.

I have used liquid nails or construction adhesive with good results in liew of using thin set motar.  Advantages is faster set time and no danger of expansion.  Tile mastic works well too as you get the same advantage as you do with liquid nails or contruction adhesive.  It is also much easier to apply with less mess and not as expensive.

Something to also consider is the type of backing you have on the table top.  Liquid nails and tile mastic work well with plywood and even chip board where motar works best with a tile backer board such as cement board.

Good luck with the project as it sounds like fun and be sure to post some photos.

While perusing the subject matter, I came upon this info---

check it out---many helpful tips.

http://www.instructables.com/id/Tile-a-Table-Top/

thanks for all of the great information.

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