If you need a reliable adhesive for marble that can stick to a variety of materials, choose Adiseal marble adhesive and sealant. Our product offers high performance and an extra strong bond on marble to wood, metal, concrete, plastic, tile, polystyrene, masonry, glass, stone, and more. Adiseal is both waterproof and flexible, providing a long-lasting hold that can withstand even the toughest conditions.
In addition to Adiseal, Adiglue can also be used as a glue for marble. In this article, we’ll explore how to stick marble to different surfaces and why Adiseal’s record-breaking strength and versatility make it an ideal choice as an adhesive for marble and other materials.
Why Adiseal is a great adhesive for marble
Here are just a few reasons why Adiseal is the perfect adhesive for marble:
- Record-breaking strength: Adiseal has been independently tested in an adhesive strength test by Ultimate Handyman and proven to be the strongest adhesive and sealant on the market.
- Flexible hold: Adiseal remains permanently flexible, meaning it can absorb vibrations and allow for expansion and contraction without becoming weak or brittle.
- Waterproof: Adiseal is waterproof, making it ideal for use both indoors and outdoors. It can even seal and glue underwater.
- No priming necessary: Adiseal does not require priming, as long as the surface is clean of any dirt, dust, grease, or paint. This can save both time and money, and prevent staining from primers.
- Non-staining: Adiseal does not stain or bleed into marble, stone, masonry, or other porous materials.
- High gap fill properties: Adiseal has high gap fill properties, ensuring a strong bond even in uneven or irregular surfaces.
- High initial grab: Adiseal is a high grab adhesive, meaning temporary supports may not be necessary while the construction adhesive cures. Adiseal Hi-Grab has even stronger grab than the standard product for tougher jobs.
Choose Adiseal for a reliable, strong, and versatile adhesive for your marble project.
The record breaking strongest Adiseal adhesive and sealant will bond and seal on many different materials.
We conducted a demonstration using a concrete block, and one of the items we bonded to it was marble using Adiseal adhesive and sealant. Despite both concrete and marble being porous materials, we were able to achieve a strong bond without the need for sealing the concrete or marble. The high performance properties allow it to bond to porous surfaces without the risk of bleeding or staining. P
Strongest adhesive in independent test
In an independent adhesive strength test conducted by Ultimate Handyman, Adiseal proved to be over three times stronger than its nearest competitor. The test was so impressive that it had to be stopped at 3123 psi because the screws holding the test rig down started to rip out. In fact, the adhesive would have gone even higher if the screws had not given way. With Adiseal, you can trust that you’re getting the strongest and most reliable bond possible for your project.
Adiseal Adhesive Sealant vs Adiseal Hi-Grab
Adiseal adhesive and sealant offers high initial grab for quick and easy bonding, but for even more grab, check out Adiseal Hi-Grab adhesive. With Adiseal Hi-Grab, you get an even stronger initial grab, making it an ideal choice for extra heavy-duty applications or situations where you can’t use temporary supports while the adhesive cures. The final bond strength of both Adiseal adhesive sealant and Adiseal Hi-Grab is similar.
In addition to its strong hold, Adiseal Hi-Grab offers superior gap fill properties thanks to its thick consistency. While this makes it perfect for certain bonding scenarios, it’s important to note that in situations where you need to reduce the gap between the materials being bonded, the standard Adiseal adhesive and sealant might be a better option.
Problems with epoxy adhesives on marble
There are several problems with using epoxy adhesives on marble. Listed below are the main problems of epoxy adhesives.
- Although epoxy adhesives might initially bond the item to a marble surface, epoxy adhesives are not flexible meaning the bond will become weaker over time. Air temperature & moisture changes cause items to expand and contract putting extra forces on an adhesive. If the adhesive is not flexible, it will become weak & brittle, then eventually break.
- Epoxy adhesives also come in 2 separate components which require mixing. To achieve optimum epoxy adhesive properties, the 2 components need to be the correct ratio therefore require careful measuring. They also need to be mixed thoroughly together. If these 2 are not done then the maximum strength of the epoxy may not be achieved.
- Epoxy adhesives have lower initial grab than Adiseal, meaning temporary supports will usually be required whilst the epoxy adhesive cures. This increases time and money with extra labour cost.
Problems with mastic adhesives on marble
Just like epoxy, mastic adhesives also have many problems when used as an adhesive on marble. Listed below are the main problems of mastic adhesives.
- The main problem with mastic adhesive is that the bond is weak in the first place. A mastic adhesive might be suitable at sticking light items indoors but will fail at more heavy duty applications.
- Another problem with mastic adhesives are they are not waterproof. This means they are not suitable for use where there will be water like in bathrooms, kitchens or outdoor applications.
- Just like epoxy, mastic adhesives are not flexible meaning the already weak bond will become weaker over time due to expansion, contraction and vibration.
- The initial grab of the mastic adhesive is also low meaning temporary supports will be required, increasing time & labour cost.
- Mastic adhesives usually contain solvents which can attack sensitive materials.
Problems with contact adhesives on marble
Contact adhesives may be suitable in sticking light sheets to a surface but not suitable for more heavy duty applications. There are a number of problems with contact adhesives.
- Contact adhesives have low initial grab meaning temporary supports will be required until the adhesive has cured.
- Contact adhesives also has low gap fill meaning if there is a gap in certain places between the 2 surfaces of the items being bonded, the contact adhesive will not stretch between the 2 surfaces. This will create a much weaker bond as only in a few places where the surfaces are very close together will the adhesive successfully remain in place and create a bond.
- As marble is porous, it will require sealing first so that it does not soak up any contact adhesive.
Problems with using glue on marble
Glues are generally suitable at sticking small items to smooth surfaces but not for more heavy duty applications. For more heavy duty applications, a construction adhesive like Adiseal will be required. Glues have lower gap fill, low initial grab, low bond strength, low flexibility as well as other problems compared to Adiseal adhesive & sealant when trying to stick items to marble. As marble is porous, it will require sealing first so that it does not soak up any glue. Adiseal activator can be used to seal marble as well other porous materials like MDF wood.
How to bond wood to marble
Adiseal will successfully bond wood to marble, creating a strong, flexible and long lasting bond in both interior and exterior applications. Prior to applying the adhesive, it is vital to have clean surfaces where the adhesive will be applied. Make sure both surfaces are free from any dust, grease, paint or any other dirt. We recommend using a fine brush like a painting brush to remove fine dust.
On our concrete demonstration block shown above, before applying the adhesive we have thoroughly brushed the concrete using a paint brush to make sure any dust is removed.
After the surfaces are clean, with wood simply apply the adhesive to either the wood or marble and firmly push both surfaces together. If there is potential of water in the area the item is being bonded to, Adiseal needs to be applied in thin vertical strips. This allows any water to run down between the strips instead of building up behind the item. In cold temperatures this water may turn to ice which expands and pushes the surfaces apart, weakening the bond..
There should be no need for temporary supports but if the wood or marble does start to slide, then temporary supports may be required until the adhesive has cured. Adiseal can take up to 48 hours to cure.
Wood tends to soak up moisture in the air meaning it will expand. Using a flexible adhesive when sticking wood to marble is very important as it allows for expansion and contraction without the bond becoming brittle.
For safety reasons on extra heavy wood or marble, mechanical fixings are also recommended in conjunction with an adhesive when used on to bond heavy items to vertical & overhead applications.
How to bond metal to marble
Adiseal will successfully bond metal to marble in interior and exterior applications. As described above, it is vital to have clean surfaces where the adhesive will be applied to.
Some metals may have an oil applied to it to stop the metal from rusting. This oil needs to be removed before the adhesive can be applied to the metal surface. Adisolve is ideal at removing oil, grease, tar & many other stubborn deposits.
To achieve a stronger bond, lightly scratch the surface of the metal where the adhesive will be applied to. This will increase the surface area allowing for a stronger bond. Clean the surface thoroughly after scratching the surface to remove any loose metal.
Once the surfaces are clean, simply apply the adhesive and firmly push the metal to the marble. Temporary supports may be required if the items slide down or use the Adiseal Hi-Grab adhesive for even more grab.
For safety reasons on extra heavy metal items, mechanical fixings also need to be used in conjunction with an adhesive when used on to bond heavy items to vertical & overhead applications.
How to bond plastic to marble
Adiseal is suitable at bonding most types of plastics to marble. As with metal, clean the plastic thoroughly to make sure any dust, oil, grease, paint or any other dirt is removed before applying the adhesive. Scratching the surface of the plastic will increase the surface area increasing the strength of the bond between plastic & marble. Adiseal is suitable for use on some plastics like PVC but not suitable for some other plastics like polypropylene and polyethylene.
After both surfaces are clean, apply the adhesive to either surface and firmly press the plastic item onto the marble. Temporary supports may be required if the plastic or marble start to move away. Adiseal can take 48 hours to cure.
How to stick marble
How to stick marble.
- Clean surface.
Brush of any dust thoroughly prior to applying the adhesive. With Adiseal, priming of the marble is usually not required as long as the surfaces are thoroughly clean. We recommend using a fine brush like a painting brush to remove fine dust.
- Sealing the marble?
A common problem when using other adhesives for marble is they tend to bleed into the stone, as stone is a porous material. Instead of using these other adhesives, using Adiseal will avoid the need to seal the marble.
- Apply the adhesive.
Apply the marble adhesive to 1 surface and firmly push both items together.
- Hold marble in place.
Temporary supports may be required if the items starts to slide down or move away. Adiseal can take 24 to 48 hours to fully dry. It has high initial grab but for even more instant grab use the Hi-Grab product.
- Remove excess.
Wipe away any excess marble adhesive. Adiseal can be simply wiped away with a cloth. Use Adisolve to also help remove any uncured Adiseal.
For safety reasons on extra heavy marble, stone, brick, tile or other masonry items, mechanical fixings also need to be used in conjunction with an adhesive when used on to bond items to vertical & overhead applications.
Glue for marble
It is also possible to glue marble using our Adiglue. Although Adiglue is less brittle than super glues, it is still not as flexible or as strong as Adiseal construction adhesive & construction sealant or Adiseal Hi-Grab.
In the example below we have glued a metal handle to a heavy concrete slab with the Adiglue glue. The concrete required sealing first with Adiglue Activator so that it does not soak up the liquid Adiglue. Sealing of the concrete is not required when using Adiseal adhesive & sealant or Adiseal Hi-Grab to stick the same metal handle to concrete or marble.
We have stuck some bricks together and also brick to MDF with Adiglue to demonstrate what it is capable of. Sealing the brick & MDF with Adiglue Activator was required first prior to applying the glue for marble.
For more information on adhesives visit our detailed guide on adhesives page.
Frequently asked questions about marble adhesive or glue
To achieve the strongest and most reliable adhesive bond for marble, it is recommended to use Adiseal adhesive. This adhesive has been independently tested and has proven to be the strongest adhesive available. Not only is Adiseal strong, it is also flexible, waterproof, and has high gap fill and high grab. Additionally, it is UV resistant and can bond almost any type of material to marble. By using Adiseal adhesive, you can ensure a durable and long-lasting bond for your marble projects.
To ensure a strong and reliable bond between two surfaces, such as marble and another material, it is important to properly apply the marble adhesive. The first step is to thoroughly clean both surfaces to remove any dust, grease, paint, or other dirt that may affect the adhesive’s effectiveness. Once the surfaces are clean and dry, the adhesive can be applied onto the surface of the item being stuck to the marble.
Adiseal adhesive is a great option for bonding marble due to its good initial grab, high bond strength & flexibility. However, for an even stronger initial grab, Adiseal Hi-Grab should be used. If temporary supports are available, it is recommended to use the standard Adiseal adhesive to achieve a closer bond between the two surfaces.
When applying the adhesive, it is important to follow the manufacturer’s instructions carefully. Generally, the adhesive should be applied evenly and with the appropriate amount of coverage, depending on the size and weight of the item being bonded to the marble. It is also important to allow sufficient time for the adhesive to cure before handling or putting any weight on the bond. By following these steps, you can ensure a successful and long-lasting bond between marble and another material.
Removing adhesive from marble can be a delicate process, as you don’t want to damage the surface of the marble. It is important to take care when removing the adhesive to avoid any scratches or other damage to the marble surface.
Using a sharp item like a knife or chisel can help to remove the adhesive from the surface of the marble. However, it is important to use caution and a gentle touch to avoid any accidental damage. Be sure to work slowly and carefully, using light pressure to gradually lift and remove the adhesive.
Chemical adhesive removers may not be effective for removing adhesive from marble and they can also potentially damage or discolor the surface of the marble. It is recommended to avoid using harsh chemicals on marble surfaces, as they can cause irreversible damage.
Marble is a porous material and can absorb liquid glue or adhesive if not sealed properly. Therefore, it is important to seal the marble surface before applying any glue or adhesive.
However, Adiseal is an adhesive that does not require marble to be sealed before application. Adiseal will not soak into the marble and will provide a strong and reliable bond without the need for a sealant. This is because Adiseal has been specially formulated to bond with a variety of materials, including porous surfaces like marble.
If you are using other types of adhesive and your marble requires sealing, you can use Adiglue Activator to seal the surface.
Adiseal is a highly versatile adhesive that is designed to withstand the challenging conditions that can be encountered in outdoor environments.
One of the main advantages of Adiseal is its flexibility, which allows it to adapt to changes in temperature and movement, without losing its adhesive strength. It is also waterproof, high gap fill, high grab, UV resistant and can be painted over, making it a highly versatile choice for a variety of outdoor applications.
Furthermore, Adiseal can work in both dry and wet conditions, and can even be used underwater. In fact, Adiseal has been independently tested and proven to be the strongest construction adhesive available in the market, with exceptional adhesive strength.
To buy marble adhesive, in the UK it is available from local Adiseal stockists. For other countries please visit www.guglue.com