Tile Installation MaterialsThin Set, Grout, Sealers and Shower Waterproofing from Reputable Suppliers
With the owners Les and Alicja Kudla beginning their careers as tile installers, we as a company are very knowledgeable on installation products. Our current mission is to enhance the knowledge of our customers on respectable practices of tile installation and to show tile installers new and worthy installation methods, procedures, and materials. We focus on a modern approach to tile installation that rejects the use of risky products such as cement board, fiber board, gypsum, mud pans, and rubber membranes. These materials have been used for a long time by the installation community but are now being replaced by more practical, time-saving, and reliable supplies. We at Carolina Tile & Stone embrace the future of tile setting.
Used as an adhesive to stick your tiles to a specific substrate, thinset is a must in any tile installation. Specifically, ARDEX’s thinset is creamier and has a longer pot life than most other leading brands. Varieties of thinset that ARDEX sells include Regular, Rapid Set, Flexible, High Yield, and Fiber Reinforced, Modified, and Un-Modified.
Grout is necessary and often used to fill the spaces between tiles or mosaics and to secure the tile to its base. ARDEX grout comes in a variety of colors to blend in with your tile or create a bold outline! Types of grout from ARDEX include sanded, un-sanded, regular-set, rapid-set, and epoxy. ARDEX’S sanded grout, which we sell the most of, can be used in very tight grout joints up to a 1/16” and will not scratch glass or other soft materials as most other brands of sanded grout do.
Sealing tile is an essential step to any project. Sealing your tile, grout, and countertops protect them against stains. Perfect for all different finishes including polished, brushed, or honed, our sealers make every day cleaning easy. We carry an exclusive line of ECO PLUS sealers and cleaners that are safe for food preparation areas, are solvent and carcinogenic free, and do not form a film or discolor over time.
Tiles must be installed in conjunction with a waterproofing system that effectively manages moisture and prevents mold growth. The Schluter Shower System is an integrated family of products that together form a fully bonded, watertight assembly for tiled showers. It eliminates the risk of failures due to water and vapor penetration and dramatically reduces total installation time. From drains to shower benches to waterproofing pipe seals, Schluter offers everything you need to ensure a dependable and watertight installation.
TILE INSTALLATION SUPPLIERS
DTA Quality Tools
iQ Power Tools
Tile Finishes and Textures To Suit Any Project
Stone, metal, glass, porcelain and handcrafted tiles are Carolina Tile & Stone’s specialty. From medallions and murals to shower walls and backsplashes, from custom mosaics and metal accents to floors and swimming pools, if you can imagine it, we can create it.
We have polished or matte finishes, textured or stained, smooth or distressed in all shapes and sizes from one-inch square to 24×48.
Visit the showroom to see, in wonderful natural light, the finest porcelain, glass, metal, stone and handmade tiles from around the world. Discover color, texture and patterned tiles in fresh, new designs. Carolina Tile & Stone’s project consultants will help you create the right look for your new home or renovation.