Understanding the Different Types of Tile Spacers

Tile spacers are small pieces of plastic or rubber that allow you to achieve consistent spacing between your tiles when installing a floor or wall, guaranteeing your grout lines are even. Tile spacers come in a variety of different shapes and sizes, and help to make your finished product look incredibly professional. Types of Tile […]

When You Should Use Epoxy Adhesives

When installing tile there are a variety of different adhesives you can use. You can use mastic (a latex or solvent based adhesive that cures through evaporation), thinset (a combination of sand, Portland cement, lime, and other materials that are then mixed with water) and epoxy (a glue that cures through chemical interaction.) Thinset is […]

Efficiently Installing Bathroom Tile

Whether you’re new to professional tiling or you’ve been in the industry for years, it’s always a good idea to brush up on the most common practices. In this blog post we’re addressing bathroom tile installation. We’ll talk all things bathroom flooring to ensure you’re up to speed on all the latest methods. Here’s the […]

Installing a Ceramic Tile Shower Seat and Benches

Ceramic tile shower seats are great additions to showers, and can be a true focal piece. People use them for stability, to display decorative toiletries, and to make showering habits easier, like shaving your legs. Tile Shower benches can be installed along the length of a wall or in the corner, whichever is preferable, and […]

The Differences Between Push and Pull Manual Tile Cutters

When it’s time to cut tile, you may ask yourself what the best tile cutter is – a pull tile cutter or a push tile cutter? To help you make that decision, we’ve put together a list of advantages and disadvantages of each. Here they are: Push Tile Cutter Advantages: The pulse and the arm […]

Selecting the Appropriate Tile Installation Tools

When installing tile, you need to have the right tools in order to do the best job. But, with so many different tile types, sizes, and installation areas it can be difficult to determine all of the proper tile installation tools needed for your specific job. Some jobs require special saws, while others require no […]

How to Select the Best Trowel Size

When installing tile, it’s important to have the correct tools. Having the right tools not only makes the installation easier, but helps it go faster – and who doesn’t want to save themselves time and effort? To do a proper tile installation, you need a proper trowel. A trowel’s purpose is to provide a way […]

In Praise of the National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA)

As a company founded with the mission to provide contractors with quality products and responsive service, Tile Pro Depot wants to dedicate our first blog to the “Voice of Tile Contractors”, the National Tile Contractors Association. The NTCA is a leader in pulling together different industry players including contractors, distributors, and manufacturers to forge consensus […]