Product Knowledge

  • 20 Tile-Related Reasons For Giving Thanks


    20 Tile-Related Reasons For Giving Thanks

    We love Thanksgiving! It's such a wonderful opportunity to reflect on all the reasons for giving thanks with particular attention on tile and stone.

    In 2014, we came up with 17 Tile Reasons for Giving Thanks. Since 2015, we've simply been updating this article with all that we have to be thankful for in the current year. Here are our highlights from 2018. We hope they provide you with helpful inspiration for transforming your hope. Continue reading

  • Discover Stone Polymer Composite Flooring aka SPC Flooring on Suncoast View


    Discover Stone Polymer Composite Flooring aka SPC Flooring on Suncoast View

    Have you heard of Luxury Vinyl Flooring and, more specifically, Stone Polymer Composite Flooring? They're sometimes referred to as LVF or SPC and are part of an exciting new flooring segment.

    That's what Kate Spencer will focus on in this blo...

  • Grout and Thinset Mixing Best Practices


    Grout and Thinset Mixing Best Practices

    Are you familiar with grout and thinset mixing best practices?

    Since you can find tile installation materials and tools when you shop at Tile Outlets of America, it's critically important that you obtain the right information to be successful in your tile installation.

    Over the years, products such as grout and thinset have become more high-t...

  • Travertine Tile Finishes: honed, tumbled, polished and chiseled edge


    Honed, tumbled, polished and chiseled edged Travertine Tile Finishes

    Your dream kitchen has Travertine tile written all over it, until you encounter terms such as honed, polished, tumbled, chiseled edge, and more. You’re no longer sure how Travertine fits into your dream…

    In this article, we want to explain what those tile finish terms mea...

  • Shop Luxury Vinyl Flooring at Tile Outlets of America!


    Shop Luxury Vinyl Flooring at Tile Outlets of America!

    There's a new flooring category available at Tile Outlets of America: Luxury Vinyl Flooring. It's also known as Engineered Composite Flooring and we think you'll like it!

    Try the Ecolux Luxury Vinyl Flooring Collection

    This collection is not only beautiful, but it's also 100% waterproof and extremely durable thanks to its stone core technology which consists of 70% recycled limestone. It even feels lik...

  • Panaria's Flow Series Porcelain Stoneware Tile with Microban


    Panaria's Flow Series Porcelain Stoneware Tile with MicrobanHere's a one-of-a-kind porcelain stoneware tile series that you will love! It's called Flow from Panaria USA and it's made with Microban.

    Ready to learn more?

    Panaria USA: Italian Tile Made in the USA

    Let's start with Panaria.

    Panaria Ceramica has been in business since 1974,  producing indoor and outdoor porcelain stoneware...

  • What You Learn From a Schluter Innovation Workshop


    What You Learn From a Schluter Innovation Workshop

    You may be wondering what a Schluter Innovation Workshop has to do with Tile Outlets of America. Well, plenty.

    We regularly host product knowledge sessions at all three Tile Outlets of America locations on a regular basis for contractor customers, and also for store associates.

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    Sometimes, though, a product knowledge session isn't enough. That's when deep immersion in the form of a two-day workshop comes into play. Why? So we can ensure that customers have access to tile installation experts at each store who can answer questions and guide product decisions.
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  • Add Sparkle and Color to Your Grout With Litokol Starlike Crystal Glitter Grout


    Add Sparkle and Color to Your Grout With Litokol Starlike Crystal Glitter Grout

    There's a trend we're hearing and seeing more of and that's colored and sparkly glitter grout. It has nothing to do with white, putty or beige. Rather, it accentuates the tile or creates interesting contrast for a one-of-a-kind design effect.

    This trend celebrates grout with color as well as grout with glitter.

    Ready to learn more?
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  • Imagine: Mortar with Less Dust from Merkrete


    Mortar with Less Dust from Merkrete

    Merkrete has introduced tile setting mortars that feature their patented Dustless Technology (DLT). In other words, you can now have a mortar with less dust!

    Merkrete's Mortar with Less Dust

    Merkrete has incorporated its innovative DLT into its three workhorse mortars used for installing porcelain tile, ceramic tile and also natural stone to walls and floors in both residential and commercial applications.

    As a result, these mortars hav...

  • Use Grout Release Before Grouting Textured Tile for Easier Clean Up


    Use Grout Release Before Grouting Textured Tile for Easier Clean Up

    Will you be grouting textured tile? If yes, consider using Grout Release.

    Aqua Mix Grout Release is a temporary, water soluble, pre-grout coating. It protects against mortar and grout stains and makes grout clean up considerably easier, especially for...

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