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Dunlopman says...

Hi Scott, thanks for your question. Tiling onto under floor heating or under tile heating systems may sound like a project too far – but fear not, with the right selection of tile adhesive, grout and other products your installation can be a success. We would always recommend the use of an uncoupling mat system like Dunlop Pro Cover. Laid easily on top of your heated screed with a flexible tile adhesive, the mating provides a buffer layer between the tile and the substrate and helps prevent any cracking or de-bonding of the tile due to the different rates of expansion and movement experienced by the tile and substrate.
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Dunlopman says...

Thanks for your question Peter. As you can imagine tiling a shower or wetroom is one of the most common jobs for installers and provides the added challenge of waterproofing – or tanking as it’s sometimes known. Waterproofing is absolutely crucial to ensure a water tight barrier is formed to protect against water penetration into water sensitive backgrounds such as plaster or plasterboard often found in bathrooms or wet rooms. Dunlop’s Shower Waterproofing Kit has been especially designed to make the job of waterproofing a shower area quick and easy.
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Dunlopman says...

Hi Richard, this is a great question and one we often get asked. While a lot of myths exist about laying floor tiles onto tongue and groove floorboards, the truth is that if you follow a few simple rules it’s no more difficult than tiling onto any other background. The most important thing to consider before tiling tongue and groove is the preparation. Firstly ensure all the floor boards are first secured and free from dust, oil, grease or any other contaminated You should always prime tongue and groove floorboards with two coats of a primer such as Dunlop SBR Universal Bonding Agent (link to) diluted one part bonding agent to two parts water before tiling.
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