Installing Tile: What You Need

What You Need to Install a Tile Project

If you plan to install your tile project yourself or with the help of a contractor, you'll need materials to do so. Tile Outlets of America has available for sale in its Fort Myers, Sarasota and Tampa stores the following tools and installation materials.

You'll find this section organized into two parts: Materials you'll need to install a tile project, and Tools you'll need for the project.
Learn More About How to Install Tile

We also regularly offer product knowledge sessions. You can learn more, by exploring the following articles:
Backerboard and Underlayment

You'll find a range of backboard and underlayment materials at all three stores.
Available are Durock NextGen, Fiberock Aqua-Tough, Schluter KERDI cement boards and more.
Underlayment and Waterproofing Materials
You'll find underlayment and waterproofing materials from Mark E. Industries, NAC Products, Noble, Parex USA, Schluter and more.
Grout, Caulk and Mortar

Tile Outlets of America carries in all of its stores a range of grout, caulk and colorant materials to use when installing porcelain and ceramic tile and stone, as well as cement, mastic and additive materials.
Grout and grout colorants from TEC and Aqua Mix.

Cements, Mastic, Additives
Available from Merkrete, TEC Specialty Products, Schluter and Quikrete.

Trowels, Floats, Paddles and More

Tile Outlets of America carries in all of its stores a range of trowels, floats and tiling tools for your tile and stone installation project.
Mixing Paddles
Ideal for getting the right consistency for your mortar and thinset.
Floats are important for tile installation projects.
You'll find a full selection of trowels - from margin trowels, notched trowels and more.
You'll definitely need a few sponges.
Scrub Pads
We carry replacement scrub pads - medium and fine - as well as scrub floats with pads and rubber mallets.
Maintenance Products

You will find an assortment of tile, stone and grout care and maintenance products at Tile Outlets of America.
Care and Maintenance Products
Aqua Mix and Tile Doctor products for grout sealing, cleaning and problem solving.
Metals, Transitions and Wood Molding

Few tile and stone installation projects can be completed without the right transition profile and edge protection. At all Tile Outlets of America stores, you'll find the metal inserts and transitions you need.
Metals & Transitions
Find the right edge protection and metal transition profile at Tile Outlets of America. You'll find products from Schluter.
Wood Molding
Find Primed  Pine wood molding in 8' and 16' lengths.
Buckets, Spacers, Leveling Systems and Miscellaneous Tools

At Tile Outlets of America, you'll find all the tools you need. From buckets and spacers, to different types of tile leveling systems for lippage-free installation, to chalk, markers, knee protection and more.
Spacers & Leveling Systems
You'll find a wide assortment of spacers and several tile leveling systems to choose from for your tile installation project.
You'll find plenty of 5 gallon buckets and even tile installation bucket kits.
Wide Range of Miscellaneous Tools
From chalk and markers to tile leveling systems, knee pads and more.
Cutting Tools

If you're looking for saws, blades or cutters for your tile or stone installation, you've come to the right place! Tile Outlets of America carries the highest quality tools to use for your project.
Cutting Tools
Assorted tile cutters are available. Tile Saws
We carry tile saws from DeWalt, Husqvarna, Marshalltown, QEP Inc. and Cortag.
Tile Saw Blades
You'll find a wide range of tile saw blades from Dewalt, Cortag, Husqvarna, Marshalltown and QEP Inc. to work with the cutters available.