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A successful tile installation project starts with a smooth, solid base or substrate, the level material surface the tile is bonded to using tile adhesives or tile mortar. The Tile Shop carries the materials needed to lay the groundwork for your project. From tile backer board and screws, to tile adhesives and fiber tape, you'll find the prep materials you need for a successful tile project.

Substrate

Give your project a firm foundation with the help of a name The Tile Shop trusts using the Perma Base Ultra tile underlayment by Perma Base. Designed to be lightweight and easy to cut, this mesh-free tile backer board is ideal for both open space and tight corners. This versatile underlayment for tile is ideal for floor applications.

Give your project a firm foundation with the help of a name The Tile Shop trusts using the Perma Base cement board. Designed to be lightweight and easy to cut, this mesh-free floor backer board is ideal for both open space and tight corners. This versatile setting material is also great as a tile backing board for countertop and wall installations.

The Tile Shop offers a convenient alternative to mesh setting material with the 1/4-inch thick Hardi Backer Board. From floors to countertops, these 3' x 5' tile backer boards are lightweight and easy to cut, saving you time in creating the room of your dreams. When you need a reliable backer board for tile on open floor spaces or tight corners, you can't miss with these boards' handy, mesh-free design.

The Tile Shop offers a convenient alternative to mesh setting material with the 1/2-inch thick Hardi Backer Board. From floors to countertops, these 3' x 5' tile backer boards are lightweight and easy to cut, saving you time in creating the room of your dreams. When you need a reliable backer board for tile on open floor spaces or tight corners, you can't miss with these boards' handy, mesh-free design.

The underlayment for tile is every bit as important as the other components that your home improvement project needs. Blanke Permat tile underlayment sheets are a smart choice for helping your tiles set evenly and securely. Each piece is durably constructed of lightweight material and is easy to trim and set. A special circular column design lets it absorb stress to keep the tiles in good repair and comfortable to walk on.

Mesh sheet that supports the pouring of plaster to prepare for a wall or floor tile mount.

Plastic lath material that provides support and reinforcement to plywood substrates.

A heavy paper infused with tar, this is a waterproof layer used to seal off a surface and prevent anything below it from being damaged by water during use. Use S.P. Tar Paper as the protective barrier between the sub floor and mortar bed during ceramic and stone installations.

Dural Backer-Lite underlayment is the lightweight and easy-to-install underlayment that's designed to protect your tile floors from unsightly cracks. This TCNA-approved, 323 sq ft uncoupling mat is lighter and easier to use than backer board, plus, it cuts with a blade or scissors, eliminating the dusty mess. Simply install Backer-Lite over OSB, plywood or concrete with a modified thinset, and you're ready to set your tile floor right away. Invest in the lasting beauty of your tile and your home with Backer-Lite.

If you're planning to install tile-heated floors, then you need this heat membrane from Prodeso. Each 161-square foot roll can be layered directly over the entire subfloor, making it possible to install electric heating even on tricky substrates like wood and cracked screeds. Once this underlayment and heating wire are in place, you're all set to start laying your tile on top of it.

If you're planning to install tile-heated floors, then you need this heat membrane from Prodeso. Each 55-square foot roll can be layered directly over the entire subfloor, making it possible to install electric heating even on tricky substrates like wood and cracked screeds. Once this underlayment and heating wire are in place, you're all set to start laying your tile on top of it.

A successful tile installation project starts with a smooth, solid base or substrate, the level material surface the tile is bonded to using tile adhesives or tile mortar. The Tile Shop carries the materials needed to lay the groundwork for your project. From tile backer board and screws, to tile adhesives and fiber tape, you'll find the prep materials you need for a successful tile project.