Our ProShop is the one stop shop for all your flooring tools, accessories, and installation supplies.

With a complete line of tools and materials from all the major brands including Vortex tile spacers, Roberts knee kickers and Pearl carbide saw blades. If it’s an installation product, we’ll have it.

Our team of experts will not only show you how to install it; they will ensure you leave with everything you need to complete the job right. Our in-store ProShop Specialist is ready to answer any questions Monday through Friday.

If you subscribe to the DIY Club, you understand that when doing any installation job, choosing the right product is only half the battle. Having the right tools and supplies at hand, along with an installation blueprint will ensure the job is not only done right, but done in a timely manner.

Having installation experience ourselves, we’re familiar with the frustrations of running out of material in the middle of the job.  Which is why our Pro Shop is committed to not only carrying an expansive variety of supplies but also making sure you leave with what you need to complete the job. We have everything from grouts, adhesives, thinset, mortars, padding and transitions for a carpet install. Whether you’re installing hardwood, laminate, ceramic tile, or stone, we’ll have ensure you go home with the right tools and materials.

We’ve put together a tools checklist for hardwood, ceramic, and vinyl installations for reference, which you’ll find on this page below. We’ve also included a few videos on some common and challenging installation that may help if you’re doing a shower or tile job.

Tools Checklist


  • If nailing: Nail Gun and cleats or staples
  • If gluing: the proper adhesive (if over concrete, make sure it has a moisture barrier built into it), and a trowel that pairs with that adhesive. You can moisture test your concrete slab with calcium chloride test found in our Proshop.
  • Rubber Hammer to tighten planks up
  • Tape Measure
  • Pry Bar
  • Chop/mitre Saw
  • Table Saw
  • Ear Protection
  • Safety Goggles
  • Chalk Line
  • If gluing, knee protection
  • Marking tool (pen or pencil) for cutting boards to length

Ceramic Tile

  • Tape Measure
  • Tile Cutter
  • Tile Nippers
  • Glass Cutter
  • Combination Square
  • Notched Trowel
  • Level
  • Rubber Mallet
  • Floor Scraper
  • Caulking Gun and Caulk
  • Chalk Line
  • Putty Knife
  • Margin Trowel
  • Wet Saw (Optional)

Vinyl Floating/Gluedown

  • Carpenter’s Square
  • Tape Measure
  • Utility Knife
  • Safety Glasses
  • Chalk Line
  • Undercut Saw
  • If floating (optional) sound barrier underlayment
  • 100 lb. Roller (glue down only)
  • S-891 Trowel (glue down only)
  • Floor patch (glue down only)
  • Undercut Saw (glue down only)

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Have a shower install?

We offer The Schluter®-KERDI waterproofing System that forms a bonded, watertight assembly for tiled showers.  The Schluter system not only reduces installation time, it eliminates the risk of failures due to water and vapor penetration.

Have a tile install job?

Our Primo Vortex leveling system is an ideal way to ensure you don’t get slippage.It’s easy to use with no tools required.  Ask our Sales Associates to show you this tile system.

Tile and Stone Cuts?

They’re no match for our line of Pearl saw blades.  Dry cutting hard tile, stone, granite or glass, we have the right Pearl blades to get smooth chip-free cuts.

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