Technical Bulletins Archives - Dunlop Trade AU

Tile Adhesives

Application tricks with Dunlop Easy Clean Epoxy Grout

Applying Epoxy Grout is easy with Dunlop Easy Clean Epoxy Grout and it is just as hardwearing, stain and chemical resistant as traditional epoxy grouts. Read about the application tricks with Dunlop Easy Clean Epoxy Grout.

Quick Checks for Natural Stone Tiles - Dead Loads and Environmental Stability

When natural stone tiles are recommended for an installation, commonly the properties of the tiles are not fully considered. Two of these properties, are moisture sensitivity (marking and deformation) and tile dead load on a square metre basis.

Ceramic Tiling Fibre-Cement Sheeted Timber Flooring

A common industry practice has been to cover timber floor sub-strates with fibre cement sheet underlays prior to adhesive fixing of ceramic tile finishes.

Ten Common Myths Debunked

This Bulletin uncovers the myths associated with surface preparation using primers, waterproofing membranes, smoothing cements & waterproofing membranes, premixed tile adhesives over membranes, tiling on blueboard, adding extra water to the mix and more.

Modern Vitreous Porcelain Tiles

Today’s vitreous porcelain tiles have been fired at higher temperatures with faster firing times resulting in a higher glass finish. It’s important to use the right tile adhesive that have a high polymer content to ensure the best adhesion.

Tiling of Pool-Copers and Waterline Tiles

Tiling a in a pool has its challenges whether it be a fibre glass or concrete pool. In this bulletin we look at the best ways for bonding a coping tile and also tiling at the waterline of the pool.

Tiling on Universal Shower Bases

This Technical Bulletin has been prepared to provide guidelines for the installation of tiles to pre-fabricated UNIVERSAL shower trays marketed and distributed by Universal Shower Base Pty Ltd.

Tiling on Timber Floors with Dunlop Tile Adhesives

The key to success, when installing DUNLOP tiling adhesives is to achieve a good bond between the sheet timber substrate (i.e. particleboard) and the floor covering. Proper preparation of the surface is the most important factor in achieving this bond.

Problems with Resin-Mesh Backed Tiles

This bulletin discusses how poorer quality stone is reinforced using hard plastic resins, with or without a reinforcing mesh embedded in the resin.

Tiling over Autoclaved Aerated Cement Panels

This bulletin details the best tiling techniques over lightweight material (AAC panels) including or excluding waterproofing.

Fixing Stacked Stone Tiles Loadings

This bulletin provides some guidelines regarding the suitability of substrates to accept mechanical fixing devices and a mechanical support system is discussed.

Problems with Rock Lath Tiling

A type of natural stone facing has come onto the market which is composed of typically 20- 30mm wide by 15-30mm thick laths of cut rock, bonded together with an engineering type adhesive such as an epoxy, as determined suitable by the stone manufacturers.

Water Chemistry Conditions in Swimming Pools

The purpose of this bulletin is to provide an initial understanding the effect of some of the chemicals used in swimming pool water have on cement-based adhesives and grouts used with ceramic tile finishes.

Tiling onto Stair Treads

In this bulletin we will examine some challenges and look at possible solutions to the problems of tiling onto stair treads.

Tiling over Metal Surfaces - Dunlop Adhesives

In some situations tiling may be done over metal surfaces. Examples of this are ship decks, metal fittings on wall cappings or stair treads and in this bulletin we will look at the issues involved in this application.

Causes of Grout Colour Issues

There are so many reasons for why grout discolours. In this bulletin we look at these many causes and determine the best ways to overcome them.

Laying Large Porcelain Tiles

Correct installation of porcelain tiles requires a few specialised techniques to ensure that a good quality installation results and this bulletin gives some guidance to achieve this.

Preparation of Compressed Fibre Cement Floor Sheets

In this bulletin we will look at the surface preparation required to obtain a good bond for ceramic tile adhesives and membranes.

Creating Falls, Building Levels or Smoothing before Tiling

Creating falls, building levels and smoothing the surface prior to tiling to ensure a sound surface can easily be achieved with Dunlop products prior to the application of tiles. This bulletin outlines each product including the right mixing ratios.

Tiling over Painted Surfaces

How to prepare painted surfaces prior to the application of ceramic tiles when renovating is essential. In this bulletin we will highlight the necessary preparation required for a successful project.

Bonding Tiles onto Existing Tiles

In internal applications it is possible to apply ceramic tiles over existing or in-situ tile finishes. This bulletin discusses some of the issues with this method of laying tiles that will assist in achieving a satisfactory result.

Application of Ceramic Tiles over Cork or Vinyl Flooring

In this bulletin we will discuss the procedures that are necessary to achieve a long lasting installation.

Application of Dunlop Adhesives over Plastics

The adhesion of tile adhesives on over rigid surfaces made of polyester resin, phenol or urea-formaldehyde, acrylic or Lexan® sheeting or similar surfaces is problematic, and in this bulletin we shall briefly look at this application.

Issues with Pebblecrete Surfaces

A common question DUNLOP Technical advisors receive concerns the application of levelling products, membranes and ceramic tile adhesives over ‘Pebblecrete’. In this bulletin we shall briefly discuss the surface preparation required.

Tiling Adjacent To Fireplaces

In this bulletin we will look at some of the issues that need to be considered when tiling in this situation.

Differential Movement in Tile Finishes

Differential movement is that expansion/contraction and or deformation movement that occurs at different rates, and often in different directions, between materials in a structurally sound building.

Effect of Ambient Conditions on Handling Dunlop Products

This Technical Bulletin outlines some weather-related product issues that have been the subject of inquiries to DUNLOP Technical Advice hotline, but also observations by the Research & Development Department of the manufacturer of DUNLOP products.

Installation Sand-Cement Screeds for Tiling

This bulletin describes the process of installation of a self-supporting unbonded screed.

Smoothing and Levelling over Tiled Surfaces

This application only applies to internal tiled floors and is not suitable for external tiled areas and decks. It also does not apply to applications in ‘wet areas’ such as bathrooms and kitchens with floor wastes.

Fixing Large Format Heavy Tiles

There are many factors that will affect the installation of Large Format Tiles such as environmental, tile type etc.

Bonding Moisture Sensitive Tiles

Thin layer natural stone (and also man-made versions) tile finishes are becoming more popular and are used in many varying situations under a variety of climatic conditions within residential and commercial constructions.


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