Sunday, November 14, 2010

Coming Soon - Linear Shower Trench Drains

Coming soon to; Linear Shower Trench Drains.

These drains are designed to help add style to your living area by giving a contemporary look. There will be several different style trench drains to choose from. These liner drains will also come in a variety of lengths to help fit your installation needs.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Ceramic/Vinyl Doctor Repair Kit

If you have damaged ceramic tiles or vinyl flooring that you'd like to fix instead of replace, then the Ceramic/Vinyl Doctor Repair Kit is what you need. This kit will allow professionals and even homeowners to quickly and easily repair a wide range of imperfections to ceramic or resilient flooring, countertops, and other surfaces.  This kit to use and the detailed step by step instructions provided gives all of the necessary information needed to repair and touch up your surface.

The repair kit comes with everything you need to make the repairs to your surface. 

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Laticrete - Under Floor Heating

Do you hate the feeling of cold tile under your bare feet, especially in the morning? Then look no further for the answer to your solution.

Laticrete Floor Heat is what you're looking for to use to help keep that tile floor nice and warm. Laticrete is easy to install; it is equipped with self-adhesive backing. This product was designed to be practically undetectable under tile and stone floors due to its low profile wire.

Laticrete comes in a variety of sizes to help fit your installation needs of any home tile installation job. 

Friday, September 17, 2010

GreenSeel Waterproofing Membrane is proud to announce our newest waterproofing and anti-fracture membrane called GreenSeel.  GreenSeel is a ready to use liquid latex waterproofing and crack prevention membrane specifically formulated for use beneath commercial and residential tile and stone interior and exterior applications. GreenSeel’s elastomeric properties reduce the risk of substrate cracks transferring to finished tile and stone flooring while providing a continuous moisture barrier for wet areas.

GreenSeel requires no mixing whatsoever, unlike most roll on waterproofing membranes that call for a liquid and powder mixture.  GreenSeel can be rolled, brushed, or troweled on your walls, floors, etc, instantly. GreenSeel only requires one coat and does not need any tape for seams saving you time and money.

GreenSeel provides anti-fracture up to 1/8", completely stops mold and mildew growth, and protects your stone and tile installations.

Where to Use Green Seel?
  • Shower stalls & tub surrounds
  • Swimming pools
  • Steam rooms
  • Spas & hot tubs
  • Water features
  • Interior
  • Exterior
Approved Substrates:
  • Concrete
  • Cement backer board
  • Block or brick masonry
  • Mortar beds
  • Exterior grade plywood*
  • Gypsum wall board* & plaster
  • OSB*
  • Gypcrete and lightweight concrete*
*Note = Interior Only

As for coverage, GreenSeel covers 50 square feet per gallon as a waterproofing membrane, and 100 square feet per gallon as an anti-fracture tile underlayment.

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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

72" Shower Kit

This 72" Styrofoam shower kit, available at, is a complete shower installation system designed to help with your waterproofing needs. All necessary equipment is included with the 72" shower tray to ensure that your installation needs will be fulfilled without you having to run to find extra pieces to finish the job.

The pic below shows you everything included:

  • 4 inside corners
  • Aqua Shield water proofing membrane
  • 72" shower tray
  • Aqua Seam Strip
  • Drain and Drain Grate

Be sure to take advantage of the two free curbs that are offered with this 72" Shower Kit if you are in need of them for your installation job.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Tile Redi Shower Shelves and Niches

The Redi Niche by Tile Redi is the perfect finishing touch to any tiled shower. If you are looking for a place to set your soap or shampoo bottles, and wanting a professional look and feel, look no further than the Redi® Niche. The Redi Niche is a 100% leak free shower niche, and is made from the same rugged polyurethane material that the Tile Redi® shower pans are made from. And the best part, the niche is tile ready. Once you have installed and applied your setting material to your niche, you can go ahead and set your tile directly to the niche itself. Manually constructed niches are becoming a thing of the past with the introduction of the fully waterproofed, easy to install, and tile ready Redi® Niche.

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Friday, August 6, 2010

DuPont StoneTech Professional Revitalizer

The Revitalizer Cleaner and Protector will leave your floors, countertops, and showers looking brand new.  That is why the Revitalizer is DuPonts best selling stone and tile cleaner.  The Revitaizer is a spray on cleaner that will take the stains out of your natural stone tile.  This cleaner also has a built in sealer that makes your tiles easier to clean from then on.  DuPont StoneTech Professional Revitalizer Cleaner and Sealer is a 3-pack kit that includes a gallon refill, a wipe canister, and a 24oz sprayer.  This gentle formula is ready to use and is highly recommended for use on natural stone such as granite, slate, and sandstone.

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Friday, July 23, 2010

Airsled Appliance Movers offers quality product in order to help you with your walk-in tile shower install.  We will be adding the Airsled products onto our website within the next few days.  The Airsled products allow you to move heavy appliances with a flip of a switch on a cushion of air.  Airsleds work with hovercraft technology allow heavy object to float while you push or pull the object to its final destination.  Imagine trying to move a Sub Zero appliance in order to install ceramic tile during an install.  This is a chore that could take hours, however with the airsled you could move that heavy equipment, single handily, within seconds with a flip of the on switch on the blower motor.

There are four models with a lift capacity of 600lbs, 800lbs, 1000lbs, and 1400lbs.

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Friday, July 16, 2010

DuPont StoneTech Professional Advanced Grout Sealer

DuPont™ StoneTech® Professional Grout Sealer offers heavy duty protection against most stains. Its main function is to protect grout and make cleaning easier, which it does very effectively. DuPont Grout Sealer will help preserve the natural look of your natural stone and ceramic and porcelain tile. This Grout Sealer is water based, and can be used in both interior and exterior applications.

  1. Mask off and protect any baseboards or adjacent areas to avoid splashing and overspray onto surfaces not intended to be treated.
  2. Liberally apply using a paint pad, low-pressure chemical-resistant sprayer, narrow roller or natural hairbrush, focusing on the grout joints.
  3. Allow sealer to completely penetrate into the grout, 5-15 minutes.
  4. Liberally apply a second coat following steps 2-3.
  5. Wipe up all sealer from the surface of the tile. Use a clean, dry, lint-free, cotton towel or mop to remove excess sealer.
  6. If sealer was not completely wiped off and a residue appears, wipe entire surface with a towel dampened with sealer. Use a white nylon pad to loosen residue and follow with a clean, white absorbent towel to remove.
  7. A full cure is achieved after 24-48 hours; foot traffic may begin in 4 hours. Cover with red rosin paper, if foot traffic must resume before the recommended time periods have passed.
  8. Clean equipment with water. 

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Friday, July 9, 2010

Ardex 8 + 9 Waterproofing Membrane and Crack Isolation

Ardex 8+9 is a two-component system consisting of a solvent-free, acrylic-based liquid combined with a Portland cement-based powder. When mixed and applied, these components produce a flexible, waterproof coating that protects moisture-sensitive substrates from water from above and provides an excellent bonding layer for ceramic tile setting materials. 8+9 can be applied with a roller. 

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Friday, June 18, 2010

Quarter Circle Tile Trim - Aluminum - 9 Different Finishes

The Aluminum Blanke Quarter Circle Trims are an excellent protective and decorative edge for wall and counter top tile applications. The Blanke Quarter Circle provides superior structural strength and easy tile alignment due to the inclusion of a vertical support piece under the curved profile.
Apply the setting material according to the manufacturer's instructions. Press the perforated leg of the base into the setting material. Trowel the setting material over the leg making sure that there is full coverage within the perforations and along the edge of the leg. Set the tiles directly against the trim without a grout joint.

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Friday, June 11, 2010

The Racatac Knee Pad

The Racatac with Casters can be used for many industries. The Racatacs’ design eliminates the normal pressure you have on toes, ankles and knees. The seat provides the support, leaving your feet to control your movement. This model is popular with tile setters and others that work in kneeling/leaning over positions.

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Friday, May 28, 2010

3 Ways to Build a Shower Kit on Tileprotection

On we have different methods to get to the ultimate goal of building a beautiful tile shower that will last. The methods start out different, but end up merging at the point where you use a waterproofing membrane to waterproof you walls.

So lets start from the beginning stages. The 3 methods include choosing the method in which you want to build or install a shower pan. You could build a mortar bed, install a prepitched styrofoam shower pan, or you could choose the Tile Redi Shower Pan.

1. Building a mortar bed consist of a few revolutionary product in which you will form a perfectly pitched shower pan. First you have the PVC liner, then you have a Quick Pitch Mortar Bed Kit, and a weep-hole-less drain. The Quick Pitch Mortar Bed Kit are guide stick that are pre-pitched that you'd leave in your mortar. Cut it down to size, mix up the mudset, fill in the voids, smooth it out with a trowel, and let it set.

2. Using a Styrofoam Shower Pan allows you to skip a couple steps for an easier installation. Use a Modified thinset to install the Styrofoam Shower Pan onto your substrate, install your curb, mortar down and install your shower drain and you're done.

3. Use a Tile Redi Shower pan. Using a Tile Redi Shower Pan allows you to install the drain, curb, and pan all at once for the easiest installation. The Tile Redi Shower pans are 100% waterproof and are have all of these components integrated so that its one solid piece.

Now that we've talked about the three different methods, we can waterproof your wall. Cement board is usually the preferred substrate before waterproofing. See there is a debate that cement board can be used as a substrate for tile, however that shouldn't even be in the picture because cement board is NOT waterproof. It's water RESISTANT, not WATERPROOF...there's a difference.

Aqua Shield is a Waterproofing Membrane that is installed before tile. You install Aqua Shield directly to your cement board using a modified thinset mortar in order to finish off the waterproofing process when building a tiled shower.

This is a very brief description of how to build a shower, more importantly was the fact that I wanted to shed some light onto the different methods available on

Friday, May 21, 2010

Tile Redi - Redi Poxy

Redi Poxy is a chemical resistant, epoxy adhesive that will bond to most sound, clean surfaces. Redi Crete can be used for tile installation in both Tile Redi® Shower Pan and Redi® Niche installations. In fact, each Tile Redi® shower pan comes with enough Redi Crete to cover the entire pan. However, Redi Crete is NOT included with the purchase of a Redi® Niche. If you would like to use the Redi Crete on your Redi® Niche, or you need some extra for your shower pan, we have the 3-part mix in stock and ready to ship.

Redi Poxy can be applied directly to the Tile Redi® Shower Pan and Redi® Niche surface, and is then ready to be tiled immediately!

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Friday, May 14, 2010


The latest news of the testing done to the Blanke Securmat Tile Floor Underlayment Membrane. The Tile Consul of North America (TCNA) performed the Robinson Floor Test for SECURMAT over one layer of 3/4" plywood on 19.2" o.c. spaced joists. The SECURMAT was rated EXTRA HEAVY, the second highest rating.

What does this mean?
This means that Blanke Securmat works, and it works real well. Again, when you're dealing with 19.2" on center spaced joists and 3/4" plywood, you can expect movement. SECURMAT is placed in between the plywood and tile floor assembly in order to protect it from vertical and horizontal movement. SECURMAT is an uncoupling membrane that is meant to break away from a subfloor with extreme movement in order to protect the tile assembly. What happens if you have a lot of movement and nothing to protect the tile assembly? Tiles move causing the grout spacing to fail and crack leaving your floor looking terrible. A tear out has to be done and then you're left doing the job all over again because it wasn't done properly in the first place.

For more information click HERE

Friday, April 23, 2010

Build Your Own Mortar Bed

Building your own mortar bed sounds old school compared to the preformed presloped shower pans that are available, however it's still one of the most effective ways to build your own custom size shower pan. Often times companies will try to accommodate Home Owners and Contractors as best they can with a variety of shower pan sizes, however its just not possible to offer EVERY size and shape. That is why Styrofoam Shower Bases became so popular so quickly. Styrofoam Shower Pans are as easy as it can get. Simple install and easy to work with while saving time. But what do you do when you need a 7' and above size shower? Or if you wanted a large neo-angle shower pan? What about the odd shaped shower pans?

Let me introduce the new-school twist to building a mortar bed with the old-school mud bed method. With our mud bed method we like to incorporate a drain that doesn't rely on weep-holes for drainage to the mortar bed, because of one VERY IMPORTANT distinction, which is water will never reach that mortar bed!! IF you use a drain with a waterproofing flange and incorporate a waterproofing membrane, you're essentially creating a watertight seal in your shower where 100% of the water flows straight down into the drain.

A mud bed sounds difficult to build, however don't let old techniques fool you. We have a Quick Pitch Mortar Bed Kit that allows you to build a perfect pitch every time. Prepitched sticks are placed onto your PVC Liner, mudset is poured onto the sticks, a trowel is used to pack down and level the mudset and you're done!! Perfect pitch in your mud bed in minutes!!

The ProVa Drain is then installed and connected to the already existing drain pipe. Waterproofing membrane is then installed using a modified thinset over your mud bed onto your drain flange. Now if you're keeping up, this has created a waterproofing seal over your whole drain assembly and shower mortar bed, leaving your mudbed dry and not allowing any water penetration through your waterproofing membrane. Waterproof your walls right over the cement board and you can rest assured that you will NOT HAVE ANY LEAKS for the life your your shower!

For more tips and product info visit or feel free to give us a call at 1-800-377-6552.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Blanke Securmat Tile Underlayment

Blanke Securmat is a tear-proof uncoupling tile underlayment membrane that provides a secure bonding surface for ceramic tile and natural stone installations. Blanke Securmat can be used on both interior floors and walls. Securmat also provides superior crack isolation protection. If the substrate may be subject to lateral movement of any kind, the crack isolation properties will help protect and prevent damage to the tile covering. This product is extremely light weight, thin, and easy to install. Because it features such a thin, low elevation, it requires much less thinset mortar than most other rolled uncoupling products. Blanke Securmat is perfect for new installations as well as for remodels and renovations over existing floor coverings.

The installation was classified as "Extra Heavy" for "extra heavy and high-impact use in food plants, dairies, breweries, and kitchens".

  • Material: Reinforced fiberglass mesh embedded between two layers of polyester fabric

  • Thickness: 0.9 mm (nominal 1/25")

  • Size: 3.28" wide

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Friday, March 26, 2010 Styrofoam Shower Curb

Styrofoam shower curbs and shower pans have been gaining popularity due to the fact that these curbs and trays can be customized with ease. Easily cut them down to size in seconds to create a tile shower system for your very own shower design!

The Styrofoam Shower Curb that we offer measures 48" x 6" x 4-1/2" in dimension. There is a dovetail groove on the bottom of each curb that is filled with a modified thinset mortar which helps the curb mechanically adhere to the substrate that the curb is installed on. Once this Shower Curb is in place, its not going anywhere, nor will it compress over time. The Styrofoam Shower Curb is extremely durable and built to last. As mentioned above, this shower curb can be cut down to size for smaller showers, or to create beautiful neo angle shower and curb assemblies. 2 Shower Curbs can be installed side by side for your larger shower installs where curbs need to cover a span of anything larger than 48" in length.

This Styrofoam Shower Curb will match up perfectly to our ProVa 48" x 48" Shower Kits.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Quick Pitch Mortar Bed Kit

If you are building a mortar bed and you are worried about creating the perfect pitch then most likely you're going about it in the wrong way. I want to introduce to you a new revolutionary product to help you create the perfect pitch in a custom build mortar bed. The product is called the Quick Pitch Mortar Bed Kit. The Quick Pitch Kit allows you to install a guide system that will give a 1/4" per foot pre-pitched slope. Install this kits in minutes, throw your mudset over the kit, and use a trowel to smooth out the mudset and you now have a perfectly pitched mortar bed.

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Friday, January 15, 2010

Tile Redi Shower Installation Pan

Introducing our new Tile Redi® Shower Pan Category. We now offer a large selection of Tile Redi® Shower Pans for you to browse through. In fact, there are actually 80 different shower pans to choose from.

The Tile Redi® shower pan is made from rugged polyurethane that is leak proof and mold resistant. The shower pan is fully waterproofed, pre-sloped, with one fully integrated shower drain, and is available both with and without a shower curb. It's all in one piece. No separate parts that you need to put together or anything like that. You can literally drop the shower pan into your shower, and as the name suggests, you're tile ready. The shower can be done in under an hour, and anyone can do it!

The curbless shower pans and ADA shower pans are manufactured with an integrated drain and splash walls, together with a barrier free and/or ADA compliant entrance. The curbless variety are ideal for walk in and handicap accessible showers.

We offer the Tile Redi® shower pans in a wide variety of sizes and drain placements. Browse through our selection on and get your leak proof shower pan today!


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Friday, January 8, 2010

Waterproofing Membrane for Ceramic Tile Shower Assembly is getting a face lift with some new products for your tiled showers! Within the next few weeks you'll see a huge change when we take on 3 new lines for shower kits to help you with your bathroom remodeling jobs!
However, our best selling product Blanke Aqua Shield can be installed using thinset to most substrates that are dry, flat, and structurally sound to waterproof your shower assembly. Tile can be installed directly on the membrane without the cure time required for liquid applied products. Blanke AQUA SHIELD provides a vapor barrier that makes it ideal for steam rooms. The high tensile strength of the Blanke AQUA SHIELD ensures long lasting protection from moisture penetration in continuous wet areas such as shower stalls and bathrooms. Create that water tight tile shower assembly with the easy to install Aqua Shield and never worry about a water leak in your shower again.

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Waterproofing Membrane for Ceramic Tile Shower Assembly