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Custom Building Products OmniGrip 3-1/2 Gal. Maximum Strength Adhesive
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OmniGrip 3-1/2 Gal. Maximum Strength Adhesive

  • Lightweight, 33% less shrinkage
  • Flexible for increased crack resistance
  • Shrink and sag resistant
$55.97 /each

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OmniGrip's unique formula sets a radical new standard, offering many benefits not found in traditional tile adhesives. Formulated with more solids and less water, OmniGrip shrinks up to 33% less than traditional adhesives ensuring maximum coverage and superior bonds. This high-polymer formula remains flexible allowing a wide variety of applications. Recommended to bond porcelain, marble, granite, stone, ceramic, mosaic and quarry tile up to 8 in. x 8 in. for interior use only. Can be used with tile up to 18 in. x 18 in., but dry time significantly increases. Dry time will be extended if using larger tiles, bonding to non-porous surface, in high humidity or if temperature is below 60 Degree F. Do not apply excess adhesive when installing.

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  • Ideal for smaller format tile and stone installations
  • Powerful bond strength and great durability in areas with intermittent water exposure
  • Light weight helps prevent sagging and makes carrying easy
  • Standard dry time for 8 in. x 8 in. tile is 24-72 hours before applying grout
  • Open and adjustment times of more than 1 hour
  • Dry time will be extended if using larger tiles and in high humidity or temperatures below 60 Degree F

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Can this adhesive be used for 12×12 granite tiles on hardy backer in a shower?

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Naples, FL
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October 10, 2016
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No, it is not water proff only water resistent. I would not use it in the shower. Plain old thin-set will work the best.
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July 22, 2016
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OMNI GRIP would be the only adhesive i would use on walls. You can use regular mastic if your using Hardy backer but, for longevity Omni Grip.
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May 9, 2016
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There's an unfortunately high chance such an installation will fail. On the other hand, this granite and marble tub surround was done with Custom's Natural Stone Mortar on Hardiebacker 500.
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February 13, 2016
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No, this is not recommended for granite tile.
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February 12, 2016
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OmniGrip Maximum Strength Adhesive is not recommended for setting a 12" x 12" Granite tile. Depending on the specific properties of the tile, we may recommend either the Natural Stone & Large Tile Premium Mortar or EBM­Lite Epoxy Bonding Mortar. For further assistance please contact our installation division at 800.272.8786 option 2
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water proof

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Is it water proof for kitchen sink area?
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August 27, 2016
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Once it is setup and dry, I even used it to put tile on a wood surface outside in direct weather.
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August 26, 2016
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OmniGrip Maximum Strength Adhesive is not waterproof. For further assistance please contact our installation division at 800.272.8786 option 2
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You don't need a waterproof product for a kitchen backsplash, that is, for tile behind a kitchen faucet or sink. This will do just fine for that application, and in practically every possible case you could use a cheaper tile adhesive like AcrylPro and never have a problem for the lifetime of your home. By and large, this is overkill. You would use OmniGrip if you wanted to make absolutely sure you would Read More
You don't need a waterproof product for a kitchen backsplash, that is, for tile behind a kitchen faucet or sink. This will do just fine for that application, and in practically every possible case you could use a cheaper tile adhesive like AcrylPro and never have a problem for the lifetime of your home. By and large, this is overkill. You would use OmniGrip if you wanted to make absolutely sure you would not have a problem in an installation like this. Read Less
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August 25, 2016
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Yes, the adhesive is water proof.
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Why does this product say it can be used on floors when most reviewers say that is should not be used on floors?

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I just had my bathroom floor tiled with 6 x 24 tiles and the installer used this product. Now I am concerned that I am going to have issues down the road.It looks good and he did wait 2 days for it to dry before he grouted it.
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Not sure why it might say that, I am using it to install tiles over existing tiles and it works great! I give it three days to set up before walking on it since the tiles under are not porous and it will not dry as fast. Where I am laying tile on backer board I don't use this as it's quite expensive and not necessary when simple thin set works. That might be why they say not to use it on floors.
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When it comes to tile mastic products like this, understanding the gaps between what manufacturers promise their products will provide and what old-timey professional tile guys insist are the hard-and-fast limits of tile mastic involves a nasty history of fifty years of thoroughly broken promises by manufacturers in the tile industry that led to spectacular failures and major property damage, especially Read More
When it comes to tile mastic products like this, understanding the gaps between what manufacturers promise their products will provide and what old-timey professional tile guys insist are the hard-and-fast limits of tile mastic involves a nasty history of fifty years of thoroughly broken promises by manufacturers in the tile industry that led to spectacular failures and major property damage, especially in showers, steam rooms, and areas that periodically get wet, like bathroom floors.
That being said, you're probably going to be fine. But I wouldn't tile a bathroom floor with a tile mastic and neither would most tile professionals. Read Less
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This product is not made for use with Large Format Tile (as defined by the Tile Council of North America LFT is any tile 15" or greater on one side even if the other side is 6"). Premixed tiles cannot hold the amount of weight that will be involved. Also not good for shower floors and heavy trafficked areas. Your contractor should have never used this product. Your contractor should have never used this Read More
This product is not made for use with Large Format Tile (as defined by the Tile Council of North America LFT is any tile 15" or greater on one side even if the other side is 6"). Premixed tiles cannot hold the amount of weight that will be involved. Also not good for shower floors and heavy trafficked areas. Your contractor should have never used this product. Your contractor should have never used this product, but should have used a product meant for Large Format Tile such as Custom Building Products' LFT mortar. Read Less
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December 22, 2015
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OmniGrip Maximum Strength Adhesive can be used on floors depending on the size and type of tile. A large Format Tile (LFT) Mortar is recommended for installing a 6" x 24" floor tile. For further assistance please contact our installation division at 800.272.8786 option 2
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Can this be used to install thin brick veneer on a cement board ceiling?

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No. Too much weight involved.
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June 28, 2016
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This item can bond porcelain, marble, granite, stone, ceramic, mosaic and quarry tile.
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June 28, 2016
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OmniGrip Maximum Strength Adhesive is not recommended for installing thin brick veneer on a cement board ceiling. A polymer-modified mortar would be recommended for this application. For further assistance please contact our installation division at 800.272.8786 option 2
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Customer Reviews

Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 37 reviewers.
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Unhappy with set-up time, DO NOT USE ON LARGE TILE DO NOT USE ON LARGE TILE! We used it for putting stone tile on my kitchen counters, the stuff went on easy enough. Set-up or dry time per container instructions is up to 72 hours for 8"x8 tile". My tile is 24 inch x 24 inch. So we doubled the time ( let it sit up to 6 days). We did not want to grout until it had set-up and dried. On the sixth day I took a wire on the side of the tile to probe inside underneath the tile to see if it had dried. Nope, wire was wet and gooey. We had our stove sitting in the middle of the floor, no sink, we were eating on paper plates. So, I did further research on line. Some tile guys that do this for a living said chances are it may take a few months or it may never dry (being the tile was so large). So, we made the decision to tear it all up and do it the right way with thin-set. So much extra work and time involved because it takes forever to dry. Now I could see it being used on a kitchen back splash or wall with smaller tile (as a smaller area with small tiles) allow for air circulation. But, as I repeat myself again, from experience I would never use it on large tile! (I should add even the 6 in by 2 inch bull noses were still wet when we took everything apart.) September 16, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Buyer beware! Long setting times on 12 x 12 tiles Used this in my bathroom and it set up pretty quick and has held up for 6 years now without cracking. Was replacing my kitchen floor this week and wanted a quick and easy product to set 150sq ft. of 12 X 12 tile and be done in less than week completely. The details state that on a 8X8 tile it should set in 24-72 hours prior to grouting but on larger tiles it takes more time. Thinking it would be dry in less than a week , I called Custom products and was informed it can take up to 10-15 days to completely be dry. Now I am running the heater,dehumidifier and fans- non stop....Do not grout prior to being completely dry otherwise you lock in the moisture and the bond will fail. If this would have been stated on the bucket, I would have used Versabond thinset instead. Use with caution October 20, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great product Less shrinkage and although costs more, worth the cost as the job is better. September 20, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Best product I have used Omni grip exclusively for tile work once I started using premixed tile cement. I have not had any issues with tiles coming loose on any job once I started using this product. August 16, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by great product Works great for tile backsplash. No sag with good working time. Goes a long way. We can typically complete at least three houses with one bucket. August 16, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Ken S This product is junk, got tile that's been down for 4 days and still not dry. I don't recommend wasting your money on this. August 18, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Excellent product for tiling walls, No sagging when placing mosiac tile. Will use no other mastic in my buisness. Omni is a reliable product, the texture provides a secure hold preventing tile from sliding or sagging. Insist on using this product in place of thin-set on all wall projects. December 8, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Omnigrip........omnieasy This product was easy to use. No more mess with having to mix powder. I really liked it. July 22, 2016
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