Pearl’s New Tuscan SeamClip Leveling System is Now Available

Tuscan SeamClip

Are you looking to level your tile installation without having to buy a removal tool or use multiple parts?

The new Tuscan SeamClip is a one-piece leveling system that requires no tools to install or remove.

Simply purchase the appropriate SeamClip for the thickness of the tile you’re working with, embed the bottom plate into the thinset between the tiles and close the wings until the snap into place.

You are left with a flush surface while the installation settles. Once everything has dried, you can knock the SeamClips off with a rubber mallet and proceed to grout.

The Tuscan SeamClips are not reuasable in any way but are inexpensive, and easy enough, for a do-it-yourselfer to use.

Leveling systems are great for large format tile and are a small investment for the ability to have a flat surface for years to come.

The Tuscan SeamClips are available in various quantities and tile thicknesses HERE.

Laticrete to Launch Hydro Ban Sheet Membrane and Board

Laticrete has announced that they would be launching 2 new products that align with their Hydro Ban category of pre waterproofed shower installation products.

Hydro Ban is an industry leader in liquid waterproofing membranes. Since the launch of the Hydro Ban Shower Pans, Benches and Niches, contractors and do-it-yourselfers alike have been able to save time and money with a complete shower installation.

The first new product is the Laticrete Hydro Ban Board:

Laticrete Hydro Ban Board

HYDRO BAN Board is made with a high-density polystyrene core and a reinforced, waterproof cementitious coating on both sides. Available in a variety of thicknesses from ¼” to 2” (6 mm to 50 mm) the HYDRO BAN Board can be used as a substrate for tile and stone on walls, ceilings or floors, as well as in many installations requiring dimensionally sound and stable substrates.

The other new product from Laticrete’s announcement is the Hydro Ban Sheet Membrane:

Laticrete Hydro Ban Sheet Membrane

HYDRO BAN Sheet Membrane is ideal for use in interior applications including showers or tub surrounds, commercial and residential kitchens, backsplashes, walls and floors, and wet areas. Its consistent thickness and best-in-class perm rating of less than 0.5 perms also make it suitable for use as a vapor barrier and waterproofing membrane for steam room and steam shower installations over green mortar beds.

The new line of products will be available at launch at Launches iPhone and Android App

With the amount of mobile traffic increasing due to the advent of iPhones, iPads and Android devices, we have decided to evolve to meet the growing trend. 

With our brand new app for iOS and Android, you can browse thousands of products at and even make purchases safely and securely with our encrypted credit card processing system. 

It also gives users the ability to contact our company directly through the app, read through our product news and reviews and add us through our social media accounts. 

The app is completely free on both platforms.

Download the app on iOS and Android today! Cyber Monday 2013 Sale

For those of you on our mailing list, you may have received an email last week promoting our Black Friday/Cyber Monday deals.

If you didn’t receive it via email, the good news is that you still have one more day to take advantage of our amazing deals!

Currently, you can save 5% on any order you place through the end of the day. On top of that, we are selling the Dewalt D24000S Tile Saw for only $719 and the Back Butter Buddy for only $15!

There are no rain checks for these deals so take advantage of these prices today! Cyber Monday 2013

Buying Schluter Online May Void Your Warranty


Schluter is a great company that makes great products. The only drawback some customers may experience is that Schluter products may not always be available in certain areas.

Because of this, many customers like to take to the internet and order from an online retailer.

Typically, there is nothing wrong with that but Schluter has a strict policy that only allows distributors to service certain geographic locations. For instance, we have been a Schluter dealer for years. Since we are based in Southern California, we can only sell to customers in our local territory.

If we break that agreement, we may very well lose our ability to sell Schluter products.

What many online retailers are doing is skirting the rule by purchasing from a Schluter dealer and reselling it through their website.

This affects the customer because, according to Schluter policy, all Schluter products that are sold through on online auction site like eBay or through a company that is not recognized as a dealer or distributor, voids the warranty on the product.

If you are a contractor or home owner, you need to ask yourself “is buying it online more important that having a warranty on your shower?”

According to Schluter:

Our warranty requires proof of purchase. The purchase of our products from unauthorized distributor or non-recognized dealer voids the warranty. For a list of current dealers and distributors near you, or if you are unsure whether an internet reseller has been authorized, please call Customer Service at 1-800-472-4588 or make use of the Dealer Locator available on our website here.

Further, no warranty is available or offered on any Schluter product purchased on the internet from an unauthorized reseller or web-based auction. All warranties on such products are void by said sale.

Protect yourself and your customer and make sure you purchase from a reputable source.

New Lower Prices For Tuscan Leveling System Announced

P673As large format tiles become more popular, the need for a leveling system becomes more apparent. In order to give your clients, or yourself, the best looking installation with no lippage, leveling systems from companies like Pearl, QEP or Rubi Tools are almost a requirement.

Today we are proud to announce that we are able to bring our customers more competitive prices on The Tuscan Leveling System.

With a major decrease in pricing, working a leveling system into your job should be a no brainer. Avoid stubbed toes and complete a project that you or your clients will be happy to look at for years to come.

You can find the full line of Tuscan products HERE and be sure to check out our kits which include a FREE installation tool. All Tuscan products include FREE Ground shipping.

Laticrete Strata Mat Uncoupling Membrane Now Shipping


When we held a Schluter seminar in our showroom last year, the biggest question our customers presented with respect to the use of Ditra was…”will it work with both modified and unmodified thinset”. Unfortunately, Schluter recommends only the use of unmodified thinset with the installation of their products.

Laticrete has recently entered the game with their own Uncoupling Membrane and is giving their customers the ability to use either modified or nonmodified thinset.

The Laticrete Strata Mat Uncoupling Membrane is ideal for ceramic tile and stone installations, for both residential and commercial applications. It’s vented properties allow for quicker cure times but adversely prevents it from being used as a waterproofing membrane.

The Laticrete Strata Mat Uncoupling Membrane also is transparent which allows for the installer to see the coverage through the material.

For a limited time, the Strata Mat is selling for as low as $149.99 per roll with FREE shipping on

Rolls are available in 45″ X 40′ and 45″ X 86′ sizes.