Emulsion based tile adhesives are used for applying tiles by the ‘thin-bed’ method. After setting, they are highly flexible and can be used on various different substrates. The strength of emulsion based tile adhesives after immersion in water is normally lower compared to cementitious tile adhesives.
Ready-mixed joint fillers are emulsion based jointing compounds. As the name suggests they are ready to use and so do not require any water supply at the job site. Ready-mixed joint fillers are designed for embedding tape and are normally used indoors for jointing plasterboards or for repairs. They have a higher flexibility than gypsum based or cement based jointing compounds.