Installation Materials

Setting Products

Ultracolor Plus FA

Ultracolor Plus FA with DropEffect™ technology is an ultra premium, fineaggregate, fast-setting, polymer-modified, color-consistent, nonshrinking, efflorescence-free grout for joint widths from 1/16" to 3/4" (1,5 to 19 mm). DropEffect reduces surface absorption to help repel water, dirt and grime from penetrating grout joints. Ultracolor Plus FA is specially formulated with MAPEI’s High-Hydrated Cement Technology (HCT™) to eliminate the common problems related to Portland-cement grout, such as color consistency and efflorescence. Along with offering higher polymer content, HCT reduces absorption and increases stain resistance when compared with standard-performance cement grouts. Ultracolor Plus FA is formulated with 10% recycled content and meets the ANSI A138.1 specification for GreenSquared certification.

Ultraflex 2

Ultraflex 2 is a professional-grade, single-component, high-performance, polymer-modified thin-set mortar for interior and exterior installations of ceramic, porcelain and dimensional natural-stone tile.
This mortar has a high content of unique dry polymer, resulting in excellent adhesion to the substrate and tile. Ultraflex 2 meets or exceeds ANSI A118.4 and ANSI A118.11 requirements when mixed with water. Ultraflex 2 can be used for interior and exterior installations of tile in most residential floor and wall applications. In commercial applications, use on interior floor and wall installations and exterior floors

Ultraflex 3

Ultraflex 3 is a premium-grade, single-component, ultra high-performance, polymer-modified thin-set mortar for interior and exterior installations of dimensional stone, ceramic, porcelain and quarry tile. This mortar has a high content of a unique dry polymer, resulting in superior adhesion to the substrate and tile without the need of a latex additive. In addition, it can be used for most interior and exterior residential floor and wall tile applications. In commercial applications, use on interior floor and wall installations and exterior floors.

Ultraflex LFT Rapid

Ultraflex LFT Rapid is a premium, rapid-setting, nonsag medium-bed and thin-set mortar for large- format tile and stone for interior/exterior floor, wall and countertop installations. This mortar has a high content of unique dry polymer, resulting in excellent adhesion to the substrate and tile. Ultraflex LFT Rapid is FastTrack Ready™, allowing grouting in 3 to 4 hours.

Adesilex P10

Adesilex P10 is a premium-grade, bright white, multipurpose thin-set mortar formulated with nonsag properties. Adesilex P10 is designed for glass tile, glass mosaic and marble mosaic, and is ideal for light translucent natural stone. Mix with MAPEI’s Keraply™ for increased performance and submerged installations.

Type 1

Type 1 is a premium-grade, traditional, nonflammable, organic adhesive for setting most types of glazed and unglazed ceramic and porcelain floor and wall tiles over gypsum drywall (walls only), cement board, exterior-grade plywood, concrete and masonry block. Available in 946ml, 3.79l, 13.25 l

NuFlex® 302 Bath & Kitchen Silicone Sealant

NuFlex® 302 Bath & Kitchen Silicone Sealant is a 100% medium modulus one-component acetoxy cure, non-sag caulking material. NuFlex® 302 Bath & Kitchen is especially formulated to resist mould and mildew when fully cured. NuFlex® 302 Bath & Kitchen has excellent adhesion to ceramics, tile board, corian, arborite and most acrylics. Available in 300 ml tubes

Schluter ® -DITRA and DITRA-XL

Schluter ® -DITRA and DITRA-XL are specifically designed for ceramic and stone tile installations. DITRA and DITRA-XL provide uncoupling to prevent cracked tile and grout. Made of polyethylene, DITRA and DITRA-XL serve as a waterproofing layer that protects moisture- sensitive substrates, such as plywood/OSB. Free-space on the underside of the matting provides a route for excess moisture and vapor to prevent damage to the tile layer above. DITRA and DITRA-XL perform all these functions while still providing adequate support/load distribution for the tile covering.

  • Provides uncoupling, waterproofing, vapor management, and heavy load distribution to ensure the durability and integrity of tile installations
  • DITRA has a nominal 1/8" (3 mm)-thickness which minimizes tile assembly thickness and reduces transitions to lower surface coverings
  • Can be installed on top of concrete, plywood, OSB, gypsum, existing vinyl floors, structural planks, sub- floors, and radiant heated floors
  • Features a grid structure of square cutback cavities and an anchoring fleece laminated to the underside which is bonded to the surface of the substrate and prevents thin-set from filling the cavities
  • Quick and easy to install; few tools required and ready to receive tile immediately

Schluter®-KERDI

Schluter®-KERDI is a pliable, sheet-applied, bonded waterproof membrane and vapor retarder with limited crack-bridging capabilities. KERDI features a modified polyethylene (PEVA) core with non-woven polyproplyene on both sides to anchor the membrane in the thin-set mortar. KERDI was developed as a waterproofing membrane to be used in conjunction with ceramic and stone tile coverings. Tiles can be installed directly on KERDI using the thin-bed method. Other trowel-applied covering materials, such as plaster, can also be used. KERDI has been evaluated according to the “Standard Method for the Testing and Evaluation of Volatile Organic Chemical Emissions from Indoor Sources Using Environmental Chambers, Version 1.1” for California Specification 01350 and found to comply with the VOC requirements. California Specification 01350 is referenced by various green building standards and rating systems.

Schluter ® -KERDI-BOARD-SN

Schluter ® -KERDI-BOARD-SN is a prefabricated shower niche that is fully sealed, quick to install, and integrates with KERDI and KERDI-BOARD shower assemblies. The larger niche sizes include a KERDI-BOARD shelf that can be installed at any height to create separate compartments within the niche.

  • Fully waterproof and vapor-tight
  • Features sealed inside corners for effective waterproofing
  • To enhance its appearance, frame the niche using select Schluter ®  profiles

The Schluter®-KERDI-SHOWER-KIT

The Schluter®-KERDI-SHOWER-KIT is an all-inclusive package containing each of the integrated family of components required to create a maintenance-free, watertight shower assembly without a mortar bed.

Tools

Qep 24 Tile Cutter For Porcelain And Ceramic

(Also 14in & 35in)

Torque Master Xt Wet Saw

Tile Spacers

1/8”, 3/16”, 1/4”

3 X 9 Econo Grout Float

Ceramic Trowell 

V-Notch or Square/Various Sizes.

5 X 2 Margin Trowel

Cushion Grip Tile Nippers

Professional parallel carbide “tipped' nippers stay sharp. Drop forged 8' nippers made from select steels with offset jaws. Comfortable contoured handles and cushioned grip.