How much tile adhesive do I need? What you need to know

Tiler putting tile adhesive onto wall in bathroom
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Asking 'how much tile adhesive do I need?' is crucial to the success of a tiling project. Buy too little and you’ll need to rush and buy more adhesive, adding unwanted stress and time to the job.

Buy too much and you’ll have spent more money than needed and you could be left with a load of tile adhesive that never gets used. And you will have to dispose of at some point.

Steve Jenkins

Steve Jenkins is a freelance content creator with over two decades of experience working in digital and print and was previously the DIY content editor for Homebuilding & Renovating. 

He is a keen DIYer with over 20 years of experience in transforming and renovating the many homes he has lived in. He specialises in painting and decorating, but has a wide range of skills gleaned from working in the building trade for around 10 years and spending time at night school learning how to plaster and plumb.

He has fitted kitchens, tiled bathrooms and kitchens, laid many floors, built partition walls, plastered walls, plumbed in bathrooms, worked on loft conversions and much more. And when he's not sure how to tackle a DIY project he has a wide network of friends – including plumbers, gas engineers, tilers, carpenters, painters and decorators, electricians and builders – in the trade to call upon.