View Full Version : Best glue for granite to wood

Ron Hamilton
05-25-2010, 11:54 PM
Hi all, its been a while since I posted anything but I have been keeping tabs on the forum. My question is that I have just made a memorial plaque for a cusomer that is 11" 8" black granite tile and I need to glue it to a black painted wood base for hanging on a wall.

any suggestions on the best glue? I thought of liquid nails or an epoxy


Ken Fitzgerald
05-26-2010, 12:06 AM

Check out this website: http://www.thistothat.com/

Sorry...no stone listed there.

Ron Hamilton
05-26-2010, 12:16 AM
thanks Ken, I will stop in at the tile store tomorrow and see if they have any ideas. I would hate for my customer to get knocked out by a granite tile....

John Noell
05-26-2010, 3:26 AM
I might worry about how well that black paint is adhering to the wood.

Stephen Kane
05-26-2010, 5:08 AM
tek7 will do the job - www.tek7.com (http://www.tek7.com)

Frank Corker
05-26-2010, 5:52 AM
A contact adhesive has to be your best bet, where you apply to both sides, allow to touch dry and press together.

Michael Hunter
05-26-2010, 6:18 AM
Foaming polyurethane glues stick to just about anything and are fully waterproof etc..

Gorilla Glue and Balkatan are the ones I have used - Balkatan sets much faster (about 25 mins) so is more convenient, but Gorilla is more readily available.

You might need to mask the front surface to make absolutely sure that the foam can't get onto it by accident

Dee Gallo
05-26-2010, 7:32 AM
The newest sensation: uglu

It's a tape which is advertised to glue unlike things together, they show it being used to glue stone to wood. Worth a try? Only $9.95!(I don't really know that, it's just a common saying...)

:) dee

ps - I never tried it so don't take my word for it:rolleyes:

John O'Brien
05-26-2010, 7:58 AM
When we had this house built last year, the installer used silicone to install the fireplace surrounds.

He did say the color might bleed thru, so he used clear on the white marble, and black on the black granite side.

Of course these are vertical pieces of granite/marble attached to unpainted sheet rock. He said don't touch them for 1 day while the silicone dried. Just held in place with sheetrock nails which I waited 2 days to remove.


Belinda Williamson
05-26-2010, 8:26 AM
Silicone caulk will work and shoulld hold very well. It shouldn't really matter with black granite, but I would caution against using things like Liquid Nails with stone. Any petroleum based product has the potential to bleed through stone.

Larry Bratton
05-26-2010, 10:13 AM
Look into 3m VHB tapes. (VERY HIGH BOND). These tapes are so strong, they actually use them to manufacture trailers to bond the sides to the frames. I have not used any personally, but an associate that owns a sign company uses them to mount metal signs to masonry and the like. He says the stuff is so strong that the material will break before the bond. Expensive, but apparently worth it. http://www.uline.com/BL_6040/3M-VHB-4950-Foam-Tape (http://www.uline.com/BL_6040/3M-VHB-4950-Foam-Tape)
Also, here is a youtube video about it http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7OtrDvDvF5I

Scott Shepherd
05-26-2010, 10:25 AM
VHB tape is amazing. I've glued many a sign up with that stuff. Glues to brick just fine. The longer it stays, the stronger it gets, but I'd agree with Belinda on this application- silicone. I remove signs frequently. Some mounted to granite as well and the one thing that's common is they were installed using silicone. Typically, I see the cheap foam tape used to hold it in place while the silicone cures. Otherwise, it'll slide off :)

Norberto Coutinho
05-26-2010, 10:55 AM
very popular here in Brazil

Ron Hamilton
05-26-2010, 1:28 PM
Thank you all for the imput, I decided to go with the contact cement or a Frank would call it Evostick. It seems to have worked well (time will tell)

I have attached the result.....


Ron Hamilton
05-26-2010, 1:46 PM
Thankyou all for the input, I have decided to go with contact cement.
attached is the result......

Michael Kowalczyk
05-26-2010, 5:20 PM
E6000 is by far the best from what we tested and have used cases of it to glue 1000's of slate, granite, grout pucks, ceramic and saltillo pieces to expanded PVC. It will hold almost anything to anything and has a higher temp level than most. Can withstand up to I think 140 degrees. Does take 24 to 48 hours to totally cure so we built multi level (13 slots high 6 slots wide) drying racks that could be stacked on top of each other when not in use.

Can also be purchased at retail from a True value hardware so they may even be up north of the border.

Bill Cunningham
05-27-2010, 8:40 PM
I have always put my faith in Silicone. As the wood and stone expands and contracts with heat/cold/moisture, nothing fights with the silicone adh. it allows expansion and contraction. You never know where your work will end up, could eventually be in anything from a frozen cabin, to a hut in the jungle.. If things aren't allowed to move, they will separate on their own..