Surface Preparation

The preparation of the surface before installing tiles and flooring is incredibly important, and here at Tile and Floor Superstore we have everything you need to ensure the substrate surface is perfectly prepared. If you’re unsure of exactly what you need, feel free to call our team on 01752 581507 or use the live chat in the bottom right hand corner – they will be more than happy to offer product recommendations and advice specific to your project.

Tile backing boards

Tile backing boards are designed to create a waterproof, evening and clean surface on which to install your tiles – whether you’re working on a wet room, a floor with underfloor heating or a more commonly used area such as the hallway. Choose from a range of different tile backer boards including fibre cement boards, cement boards, foam boards, gypsum boards and more.

Floor levelling compounds 

Floor levelling compounds, also known as self levelling compounds, are the perfect way to create a smooth and even surface on which to lay your flooring material. By levelling out the floor substrate, the flooring material will be more level, and the lifespan of the flooring material will also be longer.


Plywood is used in a wide range of applications throughout the construction industry, including in flooring surface preparation. Lightweight yet strong, plywood is a great subfloor material that can be glued to the floor joists, or screwed if preferred.


When installing flooring, screed is an essential part of the floor surface preparation. Floor screed is used on top of the generic concrete base, in order to create a smooth and even finish. Walls are often screeded too to create a smooth finish before applying tiles, wallpaper or paint. 

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