Tile Contractors Series

  • Blanco Stone and Tile Proudly Buys From Tile Outlets of America


    Blanco Stone and Tile Proudly Buys From Tile Outlets of America

    Are you familiar with Blanco Stone and Tile? Based on of Tampa, Florida, this flooring contractor has been doing business with Tile Outlets of America since the Tampa store opened.

    We are truly fortunate at Tile Outlets to have such talented and loyal contractors customers, and caught up with Blanco owner, Yovany Blanco, to learn more about his business.
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  • Experiencing Florida's Daytona 500 with Trade Pro Winners


    Experiencing Florida's Daytona 500 with Trade Pro Winners

    During the yearly Trade Pro Appreciation Events, Tile Outlets of America awards as grand prizes tickets to the Daytona 500. For the second year now, a representative from Tile Outlets has joined the trade pro winners from the three stores in Fort Myers, Sarasota and Tampa, Florida.

    >> Here are details about the 2017 event: Tile Contractors Experience Daytona 500 with Tile Outlets of America.
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  • Build a Waterproof Shower Enclosure with Schluter Products


    Build a Waterproof Shower Enclosure with Schluter Products

    If you're having your bathroom renovated, you probably expect to enjoy a waterproof shower enclosure once the project is done.

    Although that makes sense, the end result doesn't always deliver unless the installation makes use of the best waterproof products available combined with tile industry installation standards.

    For that reason, Tile Outlets of America regularly hosts product knowledge session...

  • Gary Tuhro Shares Highlights from the MS-BIA Sarasota Slam


    Gary Tuhro Shares Highlights from the MS-BIA Sarasota Slam

    Are you familiar with the MS-BIA Sarasota Slam? Since Tile Outlets of America is an active participant in the Manatee-Sarasota Building Industry Association (MSBIA), we thought we'd share highlights with you.

    Gary Tuhro is Pro Services Relationship Manager in the Sarasota store and attended the recent event. We caught up with him to learn more.

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  • What You Need to Know About Thinset or Mortar


    What You Need to Know About Thinset or MortarDo you know the difference between thinset or mortar and grout? Both are critical, but they each play different roles in a tile installation.

    What is Grout?

    As we explained in Why You Need Grout When You Install Tile and Stone, grout is used as a filler for the joints b...

  • 9 Top Questions About Trowels


    9 Top Questions About Trowels

    Do you have questions about trowels? We've come up with nine that frequently come up since - along with other tile installation products and tools (see How to Cut Glass Tile and Wood Plank Tile: Cortag Demonstration) - you can find trowels when you visit Tile Outlets of America.
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  • How to Cut Glass Tile and Wood Plank Tile: Cortag Demonstration


    How to Cut Glass Tile and Wood Plank Tile: Cortag Demonstration

    With tile trending bigger and longer, and installations including more glass mosaics, you need to be able to cut glass tile and wood plank tile.

    A solution now available at Tile Outlets of America comes from Cortag Revolution Tools. We describe those tools in this article.

    Cortag Revolution Tools to Cut Glass Tile and Wood Plank Tile

    When you next visit Tile Outlets of America, you'll find three manual cutters a...

  • Wood Plank Tiles: The Hottest Floors in the Market


    Wood Plank Tiles: The Hottest Floors in the Market

    Wood plank tiles are here to stay. In fact, Chris Torres from Master Touch Installations Inc. claims that they are the hottest floors in the market.

    Why Wood Plank Tiles are the Hottest Floors in the Market

    TOA: Chris, tell us about yourself and your company.

    My name is Chris Torres. I’ve lived in Southwest Florida for more than a decade now. I’m a Florida Firefighter, an US Army Soldier and the Owner of Master Touch Installations Inc.

    Master Touch has been ser...

  • Tile Contractors Experience Daytona 500 with Tile Outlets of America


    Tile Contractors Experience Daytona 500 with Tile Outlets of America

    Are you wondering how tile contractors experience the Daytona 500? Read on!

    During the yearly Trade Pro Appreciation Events, Tile Outlets of America awards as grand prizes tickets to the Daytona 500.

    We've heard such great feedback from past attendees that I volunteered (with my husband) to attend this year's event so I could document the experience for future tile contractors who win.
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  • How and Why Tile Outlets Appreciates Tile Contractors!


    Tile Outlets Appreciates Tile Contractors!

    Could you imagine how impossible it would be to make tile dreams become reality without talented tile contractors to take care of installation?

    When you're in the business of selling porcelain and ceramic tile and stone, mosaics and more to home owners looking to transform that dream into reality, you quickly realize that there's a critical step needed to complete the dream: professional tile contractors to install the product.
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