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About Dunlop

Dunlop Adhesives is a specialist manufacturer of tile adhesives, grouts, finishing, and ancillary products and continually works to provide peace of mind for builders' merchants and their customers. Its technical helpline, e-learning portal & 10 year guarantee are favourites within the building sector.

About The Digital Newsroom

The Dunlop Adhesives Digital Newsroom is a simple and useful resource for you to keep track of all the latest news stories. High resolution images and complete press releases are available to download from here, and you can connect with our various social media profiles easily. Suggestions for improvements are welcome.

Contact Details

Amy Gregory & Richard Hanney
Manifest Communications
t. +44 (0)1132 429 174


Installing Natural Stone

For busy tradesmen, few things are as challenging as tiling successfully with natural stone. Fortunately, Debi Bailey, Brand Manager at Dunlop Adhesives, has dug deep into her knowledge to offer up a selection of handy tips and advice to offer your customers to ensure that they get the perfect adhesion and the perfect results.

  • Tiling with natural stone is a matter of knowledge and balance; the knowledge to identify the variables than can effect the overall adhesion, and the ability to get the right balance between the stone, the background substrate, and the adhesive
  • It can be tricky, so it’s a good idea to make sure that your customers fully understand the materials they are working with so that they can select the perfect adhesive and grout for the job, with your guidance, of course
  • Some carbonate-based stones, such as marble, travertine and limestone, may be susceptible to drawing in residual moisture from the tile adhesive, which has the potential to cause a few problems
  • The best way to prevent such an occurrence is to make sure a rapid-setting, low water demand adhesive is used
  • However, before any adhesive is used, it is vital to make sure that the base substrate is the right one for the conditions to which the tiling will be exposed
  • If your customer is planning to tile onto walls, once more there is an issue of weight in the sense that the substrate needs to be appropriate to the scale and thickness of the intended tile
  • If you can remember to recommend using a rapid-setting, low water-demand adhesive, and to judge each job on it’s relative material merits, then there is no reason why every tradesmen cannot make natural stone tiling a natural speciality

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Award winners! Building Adhesives scoops prestigious Manufacturing Excellence award

Building Adhesives, specialist manufacturer of tile adhesives, grouts, finishing and ancillary products, manufacturing the BAL and Dunlop brands, has won the Natwest Award for Business Development and Change Management in the prestigious 2014 Manufacturing Excellence Awards. Entry into the awards provided a means of benchmarking the company’s business, as well as underpinning its operational improvement. […]

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