Tile Installation

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Managing Lippage: Why Offsets Matter When Installing Tile


    Managing lippage: why offsets matter when installing tile

    In Faux Wood Tile Sophistication, we mentioned how important it is to pay attention to offsets when installing tile. The reason? For managing lippage.

    Tile Size Affects Tile Installation

    Offsets and grout joints are particularly critical when you are installing larger tile sizes and rectangular tile such as a wood plank tile where the ...

  • How To Apply Crystal Glass Grout? Jean Snell from The Tile Doctor Demonstrates


    How To Apply Crystal Glass Grout? Jean Snell from The Tile Doctor Demonstrates

    Wondering how to apply Starlike® Crystal Glass Grout® to glass tile? You're in luck! Jean Snell of The Tile Doctor® regularly conducts demonstration sessions on that very topic at Tile Outlets of America.

    In this article, we'll share highlights from one of her demonstrations.
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  • Grouting Glass Tile: An Interview With Jean Snell Of The Tile Doctor


    Jean Snell, Tile Doctor, grouting glass tile demonstration

    Jean Snell of The Tile Doctor® regularly conducts demonstration sessions on grouting glass tile and education sessions about the Noble Company products she represents.

    Whenever the opportunity arises, we welcome these type of product knowledge sessions at the Outlets of America stores so contractors and store associates are in the know about tile care and maintenance products.
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  • 12 Days of Tile Installation Tips


    12 days of tile installation tips

    'Tis the season to share and what better information to share than Tile Installation Tips?

    In honor of the season (and somewhat inspired by The 12 Days of Christmas), we are excited to present to you the 12 Days of Tile Installation Tips updated for 2017. Continue reading

  • 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...

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