Things to Consider
It is important to consider the area where you are putting the tile with many kinds of tile, like how much traffic the area will get and how much moisture there is. For high traffic areas, you should consider the tile’s hardness to give you an idea of how well it will withstand foot traffic and general wear and tear. For areas with a lot of moisture, you should consider the porosity and slipperiness of the tile.
Types of Tile
There are many different types, styles, shapes, and colors of tile. The majority of tile we work with is ceramic, porcelain, slate, or stone.
Brands of Tile
Fitzgerald has offered a broad range of products for different styles and applications, including residential, commercial, and corporate projects in ceramic, porcelain, stone, glass, and stainless steel tiles. Learn more about Alfred Fitzgerald here.
Striving to meet both residential and commercial applications’ needs, American Olean provides strong, stylish offerings. Learn more about American Olean here.
Daltile manufacturers and distributes porcelain tile, ceramic tile, and natural stone, all proudly made in the USA. Renowned for trendsetting style. They focus on quality with a broad selection of products. Learn more about Daltile here.
Interceramic Tile aims to provide customers with the most innovative, high-quality ceramic tile. With an emphasis on quality, they focus on every step of the process, from raw materials in manufacturing to the result in our homes. Learn more about Interceramic here.
Marazzi tile offers a total tile package with porcelain, glazed ceramic, glass mosaics, natural stone, and metallics. They have focused constantly on improving their capabilities through leading-edge design and exceptional quality and styles. Learn more about Marazzi here.
New Hampshire Tile
Learn more about New Hampshire Tile here.
- Ultraflex™ 2
Mapei Ultraflex 2 is a professional-grade, single-component, high-performance polymer-modified thin-set mortar for interior and exterior installations of ceramic, porcelain, and dimensional natural-stone tile. This mortar has a high content of the unique dry polymer, resulting in excellent adhesion to the substrate and tile. Learn more about Mapei.
- Ultraflex LFT™
Ultraflex LFT is a premium, non-sag, large-and-heavy-tile mortar and thin-set mortar designed for large-format and heavy tile and stone for interior/exterior floor, wall, and countertop installations. This mortar has a high content of the unique dry polymer, resulting in excellent adhesion to the substrate and tile. It is formulated with Easy Glide Technology™ for ease of application. Learn more about Ultraflex LFT™ here.
- Ultracolor® Plus FA
Ultracolor Plus FA with DropEffect™ technology is an ultra-premium, fine-aggregate, fast-setting, polymer-modified, color-consistent, nonshrinking, efflorescence-free grout for joint widths from 1/16” to 3/4″. DropEffect reduces surface absorption to help repel dirt, water, and grime from penetrating grout joints. Learn more about Iltracolor® Plus FA here.
- Flexcolor™ CQ
Flexcolor CQ is a professional-grade, ready-to-use specialty grout for precision commercial and residential installations with porcelain, ceramic, and natural stone tiles. It can be used to grout interior/exterior tile. Its dense composition helps prevent water-based stains by providing water repellency to the grout surface. Flexcolor CQ is formulated with the latest quartz aggregate innovation, which ensures color consistency, ease of cleanability, and improved workability. Learn more about Flexcolor™ CQ here.
- Mapelastic™ AquaDefense
Mapelastic AquaDefense is a premixed, advanced liquid-rubber, extremely quick-drying waterproofing and crack isolating membrane for installation under ceramic tile or stone in residential, commercial, and industrial environments. It provides a thin, continuous barrier to protect adjacent rooms and floors from water damage. Learn more about Mapelastic here.
- Type 1™
Type 1 is a professional-grade, traditional, nonflammable, acrylic adhesive for setting glazed and unglazed ceramic and porcelain tiles on walls, floors, and countertops. This adhesive is used for interior applications only. Learn more about Type 1™ here.
Schluter-DITRA and DITRA-XL are specifically designed for ceramic and stone tile installations. It is made to provide uncoupling to prevent cracked tile and grout. Made of polyethylene, DITRA serves as a waterproofing layer that protects moisture-sensitive substrates. Schluter systems are stocked at select locations.
Combined with all the benefits of the original DITRA, DITRA-HEAT integrates customizable, comfortable electric floor warming functions. It combines the flexibility of loose heating cables with the ease of installation of mat systems. Cables are placed wherever heat is desired, without creating height differences in the flooring. Learn more about DIRTA-HEAT here.