Applying with Polymer Tile Adhesive


  • Easy installation for an experienced fabricator.
  • Onsite installation and cutting.
  • Can be applied for wet areas when applied to Backer Board.
  • No added costly layers. Go directly to your Sheetrock or backer board.
  • Flexible for moderately curved applications.
  •     *Contact your Kinon Sales Representative for more details and if you have any questions.
Dry Area & Wet Area Kinon application for Sheetrock & Backer Boards
  1. Apply your drywall or backer boards per manufacturer guidelines. 
  2. Cut and store Kinon on flat clean surfaces free of debris. 
  3. Using laminate grade saw blades and router bits, cut Kinon to desired shapes and dimensions. 
  4. Apply metal schluters as needed or alternate termination details as you desire.
  5. Clean the back of your Kinon surface prior to adhering. Use a damp cloth with acetone or isopropyl alcohol (>70%), allow to evaporate.
  6. Apply mastic polymer adhesive or thin-set mortar to sheetrock using a notch trowel. Most applications will utilize a 1/4 V notch.
  7. If you have multiple panels do a test area panel and allow to set for 2 days to ensure you have consistent contact with your adhesive layers. 
  8. Make certain that you press your Kinon thoroughly with an appropriate roller. A heavy-duty extendable roller for large Kinon panels and a J-Roller for smaller size Kinon pieces.
  9. In wet areas you must apply sealant (silicone/grout) at the joints. Prior to applying wait 4 to 5 days after adhering the panel as the adhesive needs to breathe to dry and cure.
  10. Before applying mastic adhesive insure that you read mastic adhesive manufacturing recommendations for proper environment conditions and application. In any questionable environment apply a test section in the space that is being applied.

*For further questions please call your Kinon Sales Representative

Polymer tile adhesive application for Kinon®


Kinon application in wet area

Kinon application in dry area

Applying Kinon with Polymer Tile Adhesive (no grout).

Installations without grout should not be installed in wet areas.