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Marble Adhesive

Adiseal Marble Adhesive Glue: Strong, Flexible, Waterproof Bond

Adiseal marble adhesive provides a strong adhesive bond on marble and other stones like granite. It is flexible, waterproof and durable, resulting in long lasting bonds. Adiseal does not bleed into or stain marble, which is a common problem when using other adhesives. Its high initial grab can also eliminate the need to use temporary supports, which can save time and money on installation costs.

Adiseal is suitable at bonding marble in interior and exterior applications due to its weatherproof properties. Its waterproof nature also makes Adiseal ideal for bonding marble backsplash. Whether you are using it for marble gap join or joint glue, Adiseal provides a high-performance solution.


Why Adiseal is a great adhesive for marble, granite or stone

Adiseal is a great adhesive for marble, granite, slate, limestone and other stone due to its record-breaking strength, flexibility, waterproof properties, and other key features:

Strong adhesive for marble, granite & other stones.
  1. Unmatched strength: Adiseal has undergone independent testing and proven to be the strongest adhesive and sealant available.
  2. Flexible and durable: It maintains flexibility to accommodate vibrations and movements without weakening or becoming brittle.
  3. Waterproof performance: Adiseal is fully waterproof, making it suitable for both indoor and outdoor applications, including underwater use.
  4. No priming required: Save time and money as Adiseal does not require priming, as long as the surface is clean.
  5. Non-staining formula: Adiseal won’t stain or bleed into marble, granite, stone, or other porous materials, preserving their appearance.
  6. Excellent gap-filling properties: Even on uneven surfaces, Adiseal provides high gap fill capabilities for a strong bond allowing good marble gap join.
  7. Strong initial grab: Adiseal offers a high initial grab, reducing the need for temporary supports during the curing process. Adiseal Hi-Grab is available for more demanding applications where even higher initial grab is required.
  8. Food preparation area safe: Adiseal is certified ISEGA meaning it is suitable for use in food preparation areas. This makes it ideal to use on a marble countertop, sink and bonding marble backsplash in kitchens.



Performance

In our demonstration block below, we bonded marble to a concrete block using the solvent-free Adiseal adhesive and sealant. Despite both materials being porous, we achieved a strong bond without the need for surface sealing. Adiseal’s exceptional performance properties allow it to adhere to porous surfaces and does not bleed or stain the porous materials.

Strong adhesive demonstration on concrete.
Stone marble and other items stuck to concrete demonstration block.


Strongest adhesive in independent test

In an independent adhesive strength test, Adiseal surpassed its closest competitor by over three times in adhesive strength. The test had to be stopped at 3123 psi as the screws securing the test rig started to tear out. Adiseal would have achieved even greater strength if the screws had not given way.


ProductMax pressure when adhesive bond broke (psi)
Adiseal3123 + psi
SupaBond1115 psi
Tec 71016 psi
HB42942 psi
Loctite PL Premium873 psi
Gorilla Grab Adhesive862 psi
Bond It PU18582 psi
Bond It Save Nails411 psi
Adhesive strength test results.

Strongest adhesive in independent adhesive strength test. Results chart.



Video of strongest adhesive strength test by Ultimate Handyman.


Adiseal Adhesive Sealant vs Adiseal Hi-Grab

For an adhesive with higher strong initial grab, consider Adiseal Hi-Grab. It provides an even stronger initial grab than the standard Adiseal adhesive, making it perfect for heavy-duty applications or scenarios where temporary supports cannot be used during the curing process. Both Adiseal adhesive sealant and Adiseal Hi-Grab offer comparable final bond strength.

High grab adhesive on concrete, instant grab demonstration.
Extra high initial grab adhesive to stick marble.


How to bond wood to marble or granite

Adiseal forms a strong bond between wood and stone surfaces, ideal for both indoor and outdoor use. Prior to application, ensure surfaces are clean and free from debris. A fine brush helps remove dust. Apply the adhesive, pressing the surfaces firmly. For potentially damp areas, use Adiseal in vertical strips to prevent water buildup. In cold conditions, be cautious of water freezing and weakening the bond. Though temporary supports might not be necessary, consider using them if sliding occurs until the adhesive cures in approximately 48 hours. Using a flexible adhesive when bonding wood to marble to accommodate wood expansion without compromising the bond.

For added safety when bonding heavy wood or marble items in vertical or overhead applications, it is recommended to use mechanical fixings along with an adhesive.



How to bond metal to marble or granite

To bond metal to marble or granite effectively with Adiseal, follow these steps:

  1. Ensure both surfaces are clean.
  2. Some metals may have an oil coating; remove it with Adisolve, effective against oil, grease, tar, and stubborn residues.
  3. For a stronger bond (though not necessary), lightly scratch the metal where the adhesive will be applied, then clean to remove loose metal particles.
  4. Apply the adhesive and firmly press the metal to the marble. Use temporary supports if needed or consider using Adiseal Hi-Grab adhesive for enhanced grip.
  5. For safety with heavy metal items in vertical or overhead applications, use mechanical fixings alongside the adhesive for a secure and reliable bond.

These steps ensure a reliable bond between metal and marble using Adiseal.


How to bond plastic to marble or granite

To bond plastic to marble or granite using Adiseal, follow these steps:

  1. Clean the plastic surface thoroughly to remove dust, oil, grease, paint, or dirt.
  2. While it’s optional, lightly scratching the plastic can enhance the bond strength (not required).
  3. Note that Adiseal is suitable for some plastics like PVC but not for others such as polypropylene and polyethylene.
  4. Apply Adiseal to either the plastic or marble surface.
  5. Press the plastic firmly onto the marble. Use temporary supports if there’s any movement.
  6. Allow up to 48 hours for Adiseal to fully cure.

This process ensures a strong bond between plastic and marble using Adiseal.



How to stick marble or granite with adhesive

How to stick marble or granite with adhesive

  1. Prepare the surfaces

    Ensure that both the marble / granite surface and the surface you want to bond it to are clean, dry, and free from dust, dirt, grease, or any other contaminants.

  2. Apply the adhesive

    Apply a thin, even layer of adhesive to either the marble / granite surface or the surface you want to bond it to. You can use a brush or a suitable applicator to spread the adhesive evenly.

  3. Press and hold

    Carefully align the marble / granite piece with the target surface and firmly press it into place. Apply even pressure across the entire surface to ensure a strong bond. Hold the marble / granite in place for a few moments to allow the adhesive to start bonding.

  4. Cure time

    Follow the instructions provided by the adhesive manufacturer regarding the recommended curing time. Adiseal typically takes around 24-48 hours to fully cure, but the exact time may vary depending on factors such as temperature and humidity.

  5. Avoid movement

    Avoid disturbing or putting stress on the bonded marble / granite during the curing process. This will help ensure a strong and durable bond.

To ensure safety when bonding heavy marble, granite, stone, brick, tile, or other masonry items, it is recommended to use mechanical fixings in addition to an adhesive for vertical and overhead applications. This dual approach provides added stability and support, reducing the risk of the bonded items detaching or falling.

Tip: When bonding items in a potentially wet environment, apply the adhesive in thin vertical strips. This enables water to drain between the strips, preventing it from pooling on the adhesive. Accumulated water can freeze in cold temperatures, exerting extra forces on the adhesive.

Glue for marble or granite

Adiglue can be used to glue marble, granite or other stones, but it is not as flexible or strong as Adiseal construction adhesive & sealant or Adiseal Hi-Grab adhesive.

In the provided example, a metal handle was successfully glued to a heavy concrete slab using Adiglue. Prior to applying the adhesive, the concrete surface was sealed with Adiglue Activator to prevent absorption. However, when using Adiseal adhesive & sealant or Adiseal Hi-Grab to attach the metal handle to concrete, marble or granite, concrete sealing is not necessary.

Strongest glue for marble, granite and other materials.
Marble glue & granite glue strength demonstration


Colours

Adiseal adhesive and sealant in available in the following colours:

It can also be manufactured in any RAL colour.


Where to buy marble adhesive?

In the UK to buy marble adhesive or marble glue, please contact us for details of your local stockist. For other countries visit www.guglue.com


Frequently asked questions about marble adhesive or glue

What is the best adhesive for marble?

Adiseal adhesive and sealant is considered one of the best adhesives for marble. It offers a high performance extra strong bond on marble. Adiseal is known for its record-breaking strength, flexibility, waterproof properties and durability, allowing it to withstand even the toughest conditions.

Does Adiseal stain or bleed into marble?

No, Adiseal does not stain or bleed into marble or other porous materials, ensuring a clean and neat appearance.

Why is it important to use the right adhesive for marble?

Marble is a porous material that requires an adhesive with strong bonding properties and compatibility with its surface.

Can any adhesive be used to bond marble?

No, not all adhesives are suitable for bonding marble. It’s crucial to choose an adhesive specifically formulated for marble applications. Some products will bleed into and stain the marble.

Can marble be glued?

Yes, marble can be effectively glued using specialised adhesives such as marble adhesive or glue. These adhesives provide a strong and durable bond for marble surfaces.

What is the best adhesive for granite?

Adiseal has been shown to provide the strongest adhesive bond in an independent adhesive strength test. Adiseal also provides a flexible, waterproof and durable bond on granite. When using Adiseal adhesive to bond granite, sealing of the granite is not required.

What is the best glue for granite or marble?

Adiseal adhesive has been shown to be the strongest product in an independent adhesive bond strength test. It also provides a flexible, waterproof and long-lasting bond on granite or marble.

What can I use to stick granite to concrete?

Using Adiseal adhesive to stick granite to concrete will provide a strong, flexible, waterproof & durable adhesive bond. Make sure both the granite and concrete are free of dust before applying the adhesive.

What is the best adhesive for granite to stainless steel?

Adiseal adhesive will provide a strong, flexible, waterproof and durable bond between granite and stainless steel. Adiseal has been shown to be the strongest adhesive in an independent adhesive strength test.

Can you use construction adhesive on granite?

Adiseal construction adhesive will provide a strong, flexible, waterproof and durable bond between granite and many other construction materials.

Suhail Matadar has extensive experience in the construction industry as an electrician, involved in installing, inspecting, and testing electrical systems in various projects. He excelled in sales, working for a major UK wholesaler, selling construction products to professionals and the DIY market. Suhail's background includes working at a leading home emergency repair company dealing with trades people. With a BEng (Hons) degree in Electronic Engineering, Suhail has worked with PLCs in the nuclear fuel manufacturing industry. During his studies, he gained practical experience at a chemical manufacturing company known for producing award-winning cleaning, hygiene, and livestock protection products for over a century. Currently, Suhail runs a global business specialising in supplying, researching, testing, and distributing chemical construction products like adhesives and sealants.