How To Protect Tile Surfaces During Construction: Our 5 Best Options

Most floor textiles are built to withstand a certain amount of damage, but even the hardiest tiles can crack under pressure. Dropping heavy tools, loads of materials, even a heavy footfall could do irreparable damage.

Imagine this: your new client’s floor is luxuriously outfitted with sparkling marble tile. But while working on the site, you hear a deafening thud, then the dreaded crack. As in any workplace, accidents are bound to occur. But just because you make mistakes, that doesn’t mean you have to suffer the consequences.

It’s easy to prevent potential workplace disasters like cracked tile. The solution is simple: investing in surface protection for your construction and renovation problems can save you time, money, and a whole lot of headache. Plus, there’s peace of mind for both you and your client.

Our Favorite Tile Protection Products

Here are our favorite products for protecting your client’s surfaces while preserving your business.

Floorliner Original

1. FLOORLINER Original or Basic

FLOORLINER’s Original and Basic products are dense, non-woven, and impermeable sheets designed to meet all your surface protection needs. With its adhesive backing, FLOORLINER products are easy to stick, peel, remove, and reuse – and you never have to worry about tacky residue left behind! These ultra-robust, slip-proof, and leak-proof protective rolls are simple to clean and will never pill or fuzz. Use them on tiles, carpets, stairs, laminate, and even in wetroom facilities.


2. Heavy Duty SuperTuff Absorbent Surface ProtectorHD SuperTuff

SuperTuff’s protective product is absorbent, slip-resistant, and reusable. Perfect for floors and counters of all kinds, this ultra-durable surface shield is impact resistant, flexible, lightweight, long-lasting, leak-proof, and easy to clean. Plus, this product is made in the USA and environmentally friendly, with fiber made from 100% post-consumer recycled PET bottles.

FloorShell ProBoard

3. FloorShell ProBoard

For ultimate protective power, FloorShell offers convenient hard surface protection sheets. Twice as thick as traditional FloorShell products and highly impact-resistant, ProBoard is the perfect fit for even your toughest jobs. This surface protector is spill and leak-proof, thanks to FloorShell’s Spill Block liquid repellent technology – but is also highly breathable, making it ideal for even newly-laid textiles. And you can feel good knowing that FloorShell products are eco-friendly: ProBoard is made from 100% recycled fibers and reusable for your next job.


4. FloorShell Heavy Duty Temporary Surface ProtectionFloorShell

This FloorShell product is built with contractors in mind and is perfect for tough jobs. Like FloorShell’s ProBoard products, the Temporary Surface Protection is impact resistant, breathable, and made with Spill Block technology. However, this protective roll also features an 8-inch scored edge to help preserve your walls and baseboards. And because it’s made from 100% recycled newsprint, this product can go back in the blue bin once you’re finished with it!

5. ALLPROTECT Original or Flex

This highly adhesive non-woven protective roll is versatile, durable, and reliable. You can use this product on everything from walls and ceilings to tile floors and carpeted stairs. Protect your surfaces from scrapes, scratches, and heavy impacts. Plus, ALLPROTECT products act as a temporary dirt trap, absorbing dust particles and liquid without ever letting them touch the surface underneath. Non-slip, shear-resistant, and exceptionally strong, ALLPROTECT Original and Flex are must-haves for any renovation or construction job.


Alpha Protects is a proud Canadian distributor of some of the best protective products in the business. For more information about these products and how to purchase them, visit today

At Alpha Protects, we go above and beyond to equip your job site with the very best in surface protection. When it comes to top-of-the-line, surface protection products, Alpha Protects always takes the lead. 

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