Setting Materials and Tools

At Island Tile, we only use the finest materials and tools available. We believe that using quality materials creates quality finished products.

Our Setting Materials and Tools

High Quality Materials

Professional tile setting is one of the most difficult skills to master. The type of tile setting material is important, as it needs to have a strong bond with the tile and be durable enough for daily use. Luckily, there are some excellent tile setting materials and tools available that ease some of the difficulty of this process. Combined with our expertise, we are able to provide professional tile setting that is accurate, visually appealing, and completed in a quick amount of time.

Tile setting material needs to be strong and durable, but also flexible enough to work around any obstacles or imperfections in your flooring. There are several different types of tile setting materials, each with their own advantages that make them the perfect choice for specific applications.

Through decades of experience we’ve learned what tools and setting materials work for each application, guaranteeing you a perfect result on every job. By using the best tools and materials, we are able to create a finished product that meets expectations and lasts in your home or commercial space.

There are many tile setting materials to choose from, each with their own advantages and applications. Knowing the difference between them helps us find which product is best for your project.

The three basic materials used to set tile are mastic, thin-set mortar, and epoxy.

Mastic

Mastic is a type of adhesive that is latex or solvent-based. It doesn't work well for indoor applications that experience moisture, but can be used for specialty settings such as a backsplash, wainscot, or fireplace.

Mastic provides great adhesion when used in non-wet areas.

Thin-set Mortar

Thin-set mortar is usually used for tile projects where indoor conditions exist. It's applied with a trowel and adheres to both the tile and the substrate material under it, creating strength between them. It's important to use a thin-set mortar that is appropriate for both the substrate and tile you intend to use it with. For example, some thin-set mortars can be used on natural stone tiles while others cannot.

Thin-set mortar is typically used for shower walls and floors of any type, but it is compatible for most any application.

Epoxy

Epoxy is great for areas like wet rooms or swimming pool decks. The advantage of epoxy over mastic or thin-set mortar is its resistance to water damage, making it ideal for high-traffic areas by preventing wear on the tile surface.

However, not many projects require epoxy as it can be expensive and complicated to use. While it can be used for any application, there are very few projects that actually require it.

High Quality Materials

Professional tile setting is one of the most difficult skills to master. The type of tile setting material is important, as it needs to have a strong bond with the tile and be durable enough for daily use. Luckily, there are some excellent tile setting materials and tools available that ease some of the difficulty of this process. Combined with our expertise, we are able to provide professional tile setting that is accurate, visually appealing, and completed in a quick amount of time.

Tile setting material needs to be strong and durable, but also flexible enough to work around any obstacles or imperfections in your flooring. There are several different types of tile setting materials, each with their own advantages that make them the perfect choice for specific applications.

Through decades of experience we’ve learned what tools and setting materials work for each application, guaranteeing you a perfect result on every job. By using the best tools and materials, we are able to create a finished product that meets expectations and lasts in your home or commercial space.

There are many tile setting materials to choose from, each with their own advantages and applications. Knowing the difference between them helps us find which product is best for your project.

The three basic materials used to set tile are mastic, thin-set mortar, and epoxy.

High Quality Tools

Island Tile & Marble carries quality tile setting tools that are sure to make your next tiling project happen in no time. Our professional tools allow us to create perfectly streamlined tiles for our customers each time.

We involve only the best tile cutter accessories, drilling tools, mixers, caulking guns, floor leveling equipment, cleaning accessories, trim accessories, safety equipment, and more.

Island Tile & Marble also uses cutting-edge technology for all of our tile projects. Our professional equipment is more accurate than traditional methods and we use it to your advantage. The technology allows us to cut products faster and more accurately than using a traditional tile saw blade. If you need any type of specialty cuts or precision work on tiles, we're equipped with the right tools to get the job done perfectly every time.

High Quality Tile Setters

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As Brevard’s lead supplier of premium-quality tile and marble, Island Tile & Marble seeks to bring our customers the best materials from all corners of the globe. The commitment and dedication to our customers does not stop there. We also offer design consulting, expert technical advice, as well as acclaimed professional installation services.

Island Tile & Marble is a one-stop center for all tile and flooring design needs for your home and business. We have one of the largest selections of tiles and we are always featuring new lines. View our vast collections and arrange your next upgrade or installation with us today. Give us a call at (321) 676-1563 and come see our showroom:

Island Tile & Marble

2418 S. Harbour City Blvd.

Melbourne, Florida 32901