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3/16 in. x 5/32 in. Comfort Grip Stainless Steel V-Notch Flooring Trowel

  • For spreading thin-set during select installations
  • Crafted for comfort and long lasting use
  • Longer shank for durability
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Product Details

QEP Comfort Grip Stainless Steel Trowels are crafted with high quality materials for an extended life. With a rustproof, 11 in. x 4.5 in. blade, this trowel is great for professional installations and multi-use, DIY renovation projects. This V-notch trowel features 9 rivets, 2 of which are reinforced for durability, reducing the chances of trowel breakage, even in the most challenging installations. Use this trowel to easily apply thinset and mastic on drywall, mosaics, and installing select plank flooring and cove bases.
  • Excellent for applying thinset and mastic on drywall and mosaics
  • 11 in. x 4.5 in. rustproof stainless-steel blade
  • 9-1/8 in. zinc die-cast shank with 9 rivets, 2 of which are exposed toe rivets, for superior strength
  • Co-molded plastic handle with non-slip, rubber grip for comfortable repeat use
  • Extra handle-to-shank distance allows maximum hand clearance and complete hand rotation
  • Easy to clean by rinsing with hose or in clean water after each use
  • 3/16 in. x 5/32 in. V-notch
  • May also be used to install 3-ply and 5-ply engineered plank, as well as cove base
  • Recommended notch size by NTCA
  • Longer blade life is preferred by professional flooring installers
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Blade Length (in.)11 inBlade Width (in.)4.5
Diameter (in.)4.5 inNotch depth (in.)0.1875
Notch length (in.)0.15625Notch width (in.)0


Blade MaterialStainless SteelColor FamilySilver
Concrete Tool TypeTrowelFlooring TypeStone, Tile
Handle MaterialRubberProduct Weight (lb.)0.906 lb
Returnable90-DayTrowel Notch TypeNotched
Trowel TypeCeramic

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer WarrantyNo Warranty

Questions & Answers

Q:Is this good to install small subway tiles?
by|Nov 3, 2021
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A:  Thank you for your recent inquiry with The Home Depot. Use this trowel to easily apply thinset on tile up to 8 in. x 8 in., laminated wood plank flooring and flat milled solid flooring. We appreciate your business and look forward to serving you in the future

by|Jun 22, 2022

    A:  Thank you for your inquiry. This trowel can be used to easily apply thinset on tile up to 8 in. x 8 in. Always follow the tile installation guidelines.

    by|Jun 22, 2022
      1 found this answer helpful

      A:  No, you will need a smaller notched trowel for glass tile

      by|Apr 5, 2022
      Q:Is this the recommended size for cement tiles?
      by|Aug 5, 2021
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      A:  The recommended size trowel depends on the size of the tile. The QEP 1/2" x 1/2" x 1/2" sq trowel is used for natural stone, quarry, pavers, saltillo and ceramic tiles up to 12" x 12" and larger. Customer Care

      by|Aug 19, 2021
        Q:Is this good for 6'' x 24'' wood look tile?
        by|Mar 26, 2021
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        A:  Yes

        by|Aug 8, 2023

          A:  This trowel size is used for thinset application of ceramic tile 8"x8" up to 16"x16". Customer Care

          by|Mar 29, 2021
            Q:Is this good for 4" x " 12" subway tile?
            by|Mar 1, 2021
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            A:  Yes, the ¼” x 3/8” x 1/4” is the best option for 4" x12" subway tile. Customer Care

            by|Nov 26, 2023
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              A:  Yes. Smaller notches may also work. Generally, size of notches determines how much mortar is under the tile. Final height of mortar, after tile is placed, is one half the notch height, so for a floor you might adjust mortar height for alignment of tile with adjoining flooring. You can also adjust height of mortar by the angle of holding the trowel - 45 degrees versus 90 degrees, which changes mortar thickness. Good idea to set one tile and then lift it to inspect fir proper mortar coverage.

              by|Nov 18, 2023
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              Customer Reviews

              4.7 out of 5
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              bad quality. design flaws.
              Do not buy. Get a different brand. Failed before completing 1 small bathroom job. Trowel blade surface too thin. Connection between handle and blade poorly designed.
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                1 found this review helpful
                Worth the upgrade! Your hands will thank you
                I upgraded to this trowel with a more comfortable handle for a 400sqft porcelain tile project and it was very comfortable to use. Easy to clean and stainless steel means it will last me a lifetime of DIY projects. 1/4 x 1/4 x 3/8 is proper size for 12" porcelain tile onto concrete subfloor.
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                      Waited 10 min. For curbside pickup. Went inside after noone coming out with my order. Terribly understaffed. This has happened repeatedly at this store. Waited another 10 min. in store to get my order.
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                        Sturdy and ergonomic for the hand
                            Perfect size, comfort, and workability for doing small (4x12) and large 12x24 shower tiles!
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