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Surface Prep & Layout

Rapid Recess Point Drain Bracket System

Rapid Recess
Original price $489.00 - Original price $489.00
Original price
$489.00
$489.00 - $489.00
Current price $489.00

The Rapid Recess bracket system kits provide a solution to lowering the subfloor in preparation for a curbless tile shower without compromising the...

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Pearl Hexpin #1 Replacement Carbide Chip

Pearl Abrasive
Original price $19.49 - Original price $200.95
Original price
$19.49 - $200.95
$19.49 - $200.95
Current price $19.49

Four sided, abrasion resistant, carbide insert. Use for scraping and removal of a variety of coatings and paints from concrete surfaces. Use in rem...

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Gundlach Mahogany Wood Float

Gundlach
Original price $9.01 - Original price $9.01
Original price
$9.01
$9.01 - $9.01
Current price $9.01

Preferred by many tile setters for troweling mortar and building mud beds. Has full sized comfortable offset handle. Long wearing mahogany will out...

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Kraft Tool Self-Leveling Pins (100 Pack)

Kraft Tool Co.
Original price $55.39 - Original price $55.39
Original price
$55.39
$55.39 - $55.39
Current price $55.39

A popular solution for measuring materials when surfaces are inconsistent. The pins are made from plastic construction that is easily cut, but stur...

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Bihui Tools 12 Line Laser Level

BIHUI
Original price $299.00 - Original price $299.00
Original price
$299.00
$299.00 - $299.00
Current price $299.00

Professional grade rechargeable lithium-ion powered 360° self-leveling green beam 12 lines laser level. Features: High Accuracy: Delivers precise...

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Rapid Recess Bracket Kit for Linear Drain at the Back Wall

Rapid Recess
Original price $549.00 - Original price $549.00
Original price
$549.00
$549.00 - $549.00
Current price $549.00

The Rapid Recess bracket system kits provide a solution to lowering the subfloor in preparation for a curbless tile shower without compromising ...

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Gundlach L-Shaped Aluminum Mortar Screeds (5/set)

Gundlach
Original price $151.21 - Original price $151.21
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$151.21
$151.21 - $151.21
Current price $151.21

For ceramic tile installation work, the angle type construction of this tool makes it strong and rigid. Unlike wood, it cannot warp or rot, and wil...

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Pearl Hexpin EZ Lock Pin

Pearl Abrasive
Original price $2.16 - Original price $2.16
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$2.16
$2.16 - $2.16
Current price $2.16

Replacement EZ lock pin. Locks the Hexpin to the Hexplate.

Ledger Board Pro

Gundlach
Original price $69.95 - Original price $69.95
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$69.95
$69.95 - $69.95
Current price $69.95

The LEDGER BOARD PRO is designed to span a gap between horizontal surfaces and support tile or other material until the mortar or adhesive has set ...

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Gundlach Ultigrip Finishing Trowels

Gundlach
Original price $13.64 - Original price $21.13
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Current price $13.64

Used for spreading patching compounds and applying mortar beds for ceramic tile installations. They feature an exceptionally smooth high carbon bri...

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Sika® Level-02 EZ Primer (1 Gallon)

Sika
Original price $70.29 - Original price $70.29
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$70.29
$70.29 - $70.29
Current price $70.29

Acrylic Primer for use with Sika® Level products on difficult substrates Special acrylic primer for use on sound, smooth and non-porous substrate...

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Gundlach Long Aluminum Straight Edges (5/set)

Gundlach
Original price $219.51 - Original price $219.51
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$219.51
$219.51 - $219.51
Current price $219.51

For ceramic tile installation work, this set has a heavy duty rectangular construction to make it our straightest and strongest aluminum straight e...

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Collomix AQiX Water Dosing Device

Collomix
Original price $269.00 - Original price $269.00
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$269.00
$269.00 - $269.00
Current price $269.00

Dosing water with precision. Mea­sure water up to 50% fas­ter Ultraprecise Battery-­op­erated Rugged design Flexible connec­tions Always the...

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SOLA Big Red Aluminum Box-Beam Level with Focus-60 Vials

Sola
Original price $63.50 - Original price $210.50
Original price $63.50 - Original price $210.50
Original price $63.50
$44.95 - $149.75
$44.95 - $149.75
Current price $44.95

Features: Better, faster, and more accurate reading through the patented SOLA FOCUS-60 vials Break-resistant acrylic block vials with a magnifying...

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Kraft Tool 18" Standard Spike Roller with Frame

Kraft Tool Co.
Original price $99.95 - Original price $99.95
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$99.95
$99.95 - $99.95
Current price $99.95

Roll out the air bubbles in epoxy coatings and self-leveling material to leave the perfect finish. The Spiked Roller features 1-1/4 in. long spikes...

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Pearl Abrasive Hexpin Screw For #1 Hex Chip

Pearl Abrasive
Original price $0.84 - Original price $0.84
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$0.84
$0.84 - $0.84
Current price $0.84

Sold individually For #1 Carbide Chip Hexpin attachments as well as plates and blocks 3/16 Allen

iQ426HEPA Cyclonic Dust Extractor

IQ Power Tools
Original price $999.00 - Original price $999.00
Original price
$999.00
$999.00 - $999.00
Current price $999.00

From drywall dust to saw dust, the iQ426HEPA Cyclonic Dust Extractor is designed to be the most versatile dust extractor on the market today. Util...

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Sika® Level-01 Primer Plus (1 Gallon)

Sika
Original price $32.60 - Original price $32.60
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$32.60
$32.60 - $32.60
Current price $32.60

Acrylic primer for porous substrates Sika® Level-01 Primer Plus is a one-part, water-dispersed and solvent-free, acrylic-based solution use...

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SikaTile®-100 Moisture Guard Waterproofing and Crack Isolation Membrane

Sika
Original price $63.20 - Original price $149.00
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$63.20 - $149.00
$63.20 - $149.00
Current price $63.20

SikaTile®-100 Moisture Guard is a single component, fast-drying, thin mil, load-bearing waterproofing, and crack isolation membrane for installat...

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Pearl Vacu-Guard Dust Shrouds

Pearl Abrasive
Original price $75.19 - Original price $84.69
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$75.19 - $84.69
$75.19 - $84.69
Current price $75.19

Vacu-Guard Dust Containment System Universal Dust Shroud For dust control when grinding concrete, masonry and mortar Connects to all commercial va...

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Kraft Tool 24" Blue Steel Smoother Head Only

Kraft Tool Co.
Original price $50.95 - Original price $50.95
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$50.95
$50.95 - $50.95
Current price $50.95

Features: 24" blue steel flexible blade spreads material evenly Use with broom thread handles or adapters, sold separately Made in the USA

Pearl Hexpin #3 Agressive Replacement Carbide Chip

Pearl Abrasive
Original price $22.53 - Original price $236.54
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$22.53 - $236.54
$22.53 - $236.54
Current price $22.53

Useful when taking up unusually difficult-to-remove mastics and glue. The chip has a hole to secure the chip when working in rough conditions.

Bartell Global Slide-Mag Quick Change Metal Bond Diamond Tooling

Bartell Global
Original price $62.86 - Original price $91.43
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Current price $62.86

Bartell Global‘s line of Premium Diamond Tooling has been designed with the busy contractor and rental house in mind: the product line is streamlin...

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Marshalltown Alkali Resistant Joint Tape

Marshalltown
Original price $4.98 - Original price $4.98
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$4.98
$4.98 - $4.98
Current price $4.98

Marshalltown Alkali Resistand Joint Tape allows you to finish joints quickly and with minimal mess. Choose from two styles of mesh tape. The Alkali...

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Equipment For The Surface Prep & Layout Phase

Surface preparation and layout tools can be used on a variety of surfaces. Surface preparation tools for tile are designed to alleviate a few hassles you face with substrates that are less than ideal for tile installation.

Tile installations that look as polished as they were professionally laid require surface preparation and layout tools. Accessories like surface levelers and layout planners help build a sturdy structure with perfect alignment and a polished appearance. With the proper equipment, you can ensure flawless surface preparation, precise layout planning, and rapid tile setup.

Self-leveling compounds and floor leveling tools are two examples of surface leveling technologies that can be used to smooth out flaws in the subfloor or wall. The risk of lippage is reduced and a sturdy foundation is established for tiling thanks to the use of these accessories.

It is not a secret that prepping walls and substrates are essential for achieving the best possible installations. The tools available for tile surface preparation are designed to answer a few problems you face on a daily basis. Whether you need to skim a substrate to prepare the surface for tile, or create barriers for leveling compounds in your surface preparation, the right tools can make the prep easier and better.

It takes careful planning to succeed in the complex realm of tile installation. The basis of perfect installations is tile prep, and it is critical to have the appropriate equipment and supplies.

Setting up the substrate or surface in preparation for tile installation is known as tile prep. For the tiles to have a strong foundation, it entails making sure the surface is clean, level, and prepared. Proper tile preparation ensures an attractive installation and lengthens the tiles' durability. Cracking, uneven surfaces, and early wear are all avoided. 

Tile Pro Source has put together a selection of tools and prep supplies from top manufacturers. Craftspeople with experience and amateurs alike will find something to suit their varied needs in this assortment. With the Tile Prep Collection being no different, craftsmen rely on Tile Pro Source to deliver products that are an exemplar of craftsmanship. All of the products in this collection, from primers to leveling systems, have been chosen for their dependability and quality.

Primers and adhesives are essential for priming surfaces before applying tiles, and this collection has a variety of them. Tiles will stick to the substrate firmly thanks to the high bonding capabilities of these solutions. It's critical to put tiles on a flat surface. By avoiding problems like lippage and guaranteeing a polished finish, the leveling methods in this line assist artisans in creating consistent surfaces.

With Tile Pro Source's Tile Prep Collection, artisans can have the instruments and supplies necessary for flawless preparation. Tile prep is the hidden hero of successful tile installations. With these tools, you can achieve immaculate tile installations by elevating the preparatory process, regardless of whether you're a professional craftsman handling commercial installs or a homeowner taking on a do-it-yourself project.