Flooring and Surface Preparation
TEC® from H.B. Fuller Construction Products is a leading manufacturer of technologically advanced construction materials and solutions to the commercial, industrial and residential flooring industry. Headquartered in Aurora, Illinois, the company's recognized and trusted brands - TEC®, CHAPCO®, Parabond®, Fortane® and others - are available through an extensive network of distributors and dealers, as well as home improvement retailers for the flooring industry. TEC® offers a broad range of products and systems including resilient/carpet/wood flooring adhesives, tile & stone setting materials, and the surface preparation products (concrete moisture vapor barrier, self-leveling underlayments/skim coats, etc.) needed to install both soft and hard flooring.
H.B. Fuller Construction Products is a subsidiary of H.B. Fuller. For over 130 years, H.B. Fuller has been a leading global adhesives provider focusing on perfecting adhesives, sealants and other specialty chemical products to improve products and lives. With fiscal 2018 net revenue of $3 billion, H.B. Fuller's commitment to innovation brings together people, products and processes that answer and solve some of the world's biggest challenges.
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TEC® AccuColor® Plus is an advanced performance grout that delivers color consistent grout joints from 1/16" to 1/2" (1.6 - 12 mm) wide for both interior and exterior tile installations. AccuColor® Plus is a fast setting grout that provides stain and efflorescence resistance for residential and commercial grout applications meeting ANSI A118.7 specifications.
Power Grout® maximizes performance while providing ease of use. Its unique formulation is stain proof* and provides strong, color consistent joints free of efflorescence that is resistant to shrinking and cracking.
Power Grout® provides excellent performance in virtually any environment, including high traffic and wet conditions, and in residential and commercial applications.
AccuColor EFX® Epoxy Special Effects Grout provides superior performance and unmatched design possibilities in one easy-to-use product. Dual purpose 100% solids epoxy grout and mortar is designed for tile and stone installations on floors, walls and countertops.
NOW IN 15 NEW COLORS!
InColor™ Grout is a ready-to-use product within the TEC® high performance family of grouts. Its unique formulation is easy to install, can be used for both interior and exterior tile installations, and is made for residential or commercial use. InColor™ is easy to clean, mold and mildew resistant, color consistent, crack resistant, stain-proof *, chemical resistant and requires no sealing. This universal formula can be used for floors and walls for grouting joints 1/18" to 1/2" (1.6-12 mm) and is backed by a limited lifetime warranty.
A polymer-enhanced portland cement grout that's specifically formulated to provide highly wear-resistant color consistent joints.
Now available in 6 new colors in 9.75 lb. pure pak and 25 lb. bags!
A polymer-enhanced portland cement grout that's specifically formulated to provide highly wear-resistant color consistent joints.
Acrylic Grout Additive is an acrylic latex admixture formulated for use in place of water when grouting ceramic tile. This additive is specifically formulated for use with TEC® AccuColor® Portland cement grouts. Acrylic Grout Additive makes joints less susceptible to water penetration (especially important when grouting wet areas). It also increases grout flexibility. Recommended for any exterior grout application subjected to freeze/thaw exterior conditions.
Use TEC® AccuColor EFX® Clean-up Water Concentrate for the clean-up phase of AccuColor EFX® Epoxy Grout installation.
TEC® Sanded Adhesive & Grout is formulated to set and grout ceramic tile on walls and floors. Best for small tile jobs or repairs.
TEC® Unsanded Adhesive & Grout is formulated to set and grout ceramic tile on walls and floors. Best for small tile jobs or repairs.
TEC® Ready To Use Grout is a premixed grout that delivers durable, stain resistant grout joints. TEC® Ready to Use Grout is for residential use in intermittently wet as well as dry areas. It can also be used to grout over existing premixed or cementitious grout installations. TEC® Ready To Use Grout is formulated with very fine particles of sand and may be used in grout joints as small as 1/16" (1.6 mm).
AccuColor Easy™ ready-to-use grout is a premium premixed grout that delivers highly durable, stain resistant, mold and mildew resistant grout joints - for use with LVT and tile. Unlike other premixed grouts, this unique technology provides very high durability for residential use in intermittently wet as well as dry areas. AccuColor Easy™ can also be used to grout over existing premixed or cementitious grout installations
Design FX® Grout is a ready to use grout that accentuates the natural beauty of glass, mosaic and metal tiles in addition to ceramic, porcelain and most natural stone tile. For use in tile joints from 1/18" to 1/2" (1.6-12 mm) on floors and 1/16" to 1/4" (1.6-6 mm) on walls. Design FX®grout is stain proof*, approved for interior and exterior use, can be immersed in water applications such as swimming pools and is rated up to moderate commercial use.
TEC® Premixed Vinyl Tile Grout is a ready-to-use, premixed, sanded acrylic grout that is highly stain resistant for use with vinyl tile. TEC® Premixed Vinyl Tile Grout is formulated to be used in grout joints from 1/8 inch to 1/4 inch.
TEC® Ultimate 6 Plus is a high performance, polymer modified, full contact (full coverage) mortar designed for the installation of ceramic, porcelain and natural stone tile. Unlike other mortars, Ultimate 6 Plus has a unique combination of features that allow grouting in 6 hours while providing extended open time. It is ideal for the installation of gauged porcelain tile panels/slabs and large heavy tiles (LHT). Ultimate 6 plus significantly reduces the need for back buttering and has exceptional non-sag / non-slump characteristics for wall and floor applications.
A high performance polymer modified mortar ideal for installing large format tile over plywood, cementitious surfaces and other substrates. It is ideal for use as a medium bed mortar for heavy and large format tile in both interior and exterior applications. (maximum mortar thickness of 3/4" (19 mm) after the tile is embedded). It can also be used in standard thin-set applications.
A lightweight premium mortar that combines polymer modified, medium bed and non-sag features into one high-performance mortar. For use over plywood, cementitious surfaces and other substrates.
A fast set, lightweight premium mortar that combines polymer modified, medium bed and non-sag features into one high-performance mortar. For use over plywood, cementitious surfaces and other substrates.
A high performing, full-contact (full coverage) polymer-modified mortar mortar for installing ceramic, porcelain, and natural stone tile. It is ideal for use as a medium bed mortar for heavy and large format tile (maximum mortar thickness of 3/4" after tile is embedded) in both interior and exterior applications.
An ultra-premium polymer modified mortar with patented bonding formula that provides unparalleled bond strength over plywood, cementitious surfaces and other substrates.
A premium, general-purpose mortar designed to be used in a wide range of applications, over plywood, cementitious surfaces and other substrates.
TEC® PermaFlex® 300 Mortar is a one-part latex modified thin set mortar for installing ceramic, porcelain and natural stone tiles. For use over a variety of substrates, PermaFlex® 300 Mortar provides a reliable bond for basic residential or commercial installations.
TEC® PermaFlex® 300 LHT Mortar is a one-component, Portland cement based tile mortar designed to set large format ceramic and stone tile firmly in place, without lippage or shrinkage, for interior and exterior floor applications over concrete where the embedded thickness is between 3/32"-1/2" (2.4 mm-12mm).
A reliable, general-purpose mortar for basic installations over plywood, cementitious surfaces and other substrates.
A lightweight mortar for everyday applications over plywood, cementituous surfaces and other substrates.
TEC Uncoupling Membrane Mortar is a dry set, medium bed mortar made for use with uncoupling membrane and waterproofing membrane.
A premium unmodified mortar for installing most tile over cementitious surfaces.
TEC® PermaSet® 200 Mortar is a Portland cement-based, dry-set, ceramic tile setting mortar for interior or exterior installations.
TEC® Floor Mud is a Portland cement-based mortar designed for thick setting beds under ceramic or quarry tiles. When mixed to a dry consistency, TEC® Floor Mud allows maximum compaction during tamping.
A unique, high quality white formula for use in glass block installations.
A lightweight mortar that protects tile from up to 1/8" (3mm) substrate cracking from in-plane horizontal substrate movement. For use over plywood, cementitious surfaces and other substrates.
For waterproofing installations at changes in-plane and substrate joints
Use with HydraFlex® Waterproofing Crack Isolation Membrane or TripleFlex™ Waterproofing Crack Isolation Membrane.
Available in 50' roll
A fast-setting, general-purpose mortar designed to be used in a wide range of applications, over plywood, cementitious surfaces and other substrates.
TEC® Fast Set Mortar is an accelerated polymer modified thin set mortar that exceeds ANSI A118.4 and A118.11. Use for installing ceramic and natural stone tiles including mosaics, slate and porcelain on walls or floors interior and exterior.
TEC® Full Contact Mortar is a premium, full-contact, polymer-modified mortar used for bonding stone, granite, marble and tile 16" x 16" (40 x 40 cm) and larger to floors. Mixed with water, it exceeds ANSI A118.4E and ANSI A118.11 specifications. Use interior and exterior.
TEC® Ultimate Premixed Mortar is a premium ready to use adhesive, excellent for setting ceramic, porcelain, natural stone, quarry and mosaic tile on interior floors and walls. Recommended for wall and floor applications with tile up to 20" x 20". The white, non-staining formula is ideal for light-colored stone and grout. The lightweight composition offers easy troweling, non-slip wall performance, and non-slump floor performance. If mortar meeting ANSI A118.4 is required, TEC® Ultimate Premixed Mortar may be used for glass tile up to 8" x 8".
Premium, flexible acrylic mortar additive. Use in place of water when mixing TEC® brand unmodified thin set mortars to exceed ANSI A118.4 and A118.11 specifications.
Flexible AMA (Acrylic Mortar Additive). Use in place of water when mixing TEC® brand unmodified thin set mortars to help meet ANSI A118.4 and A118.11 specifications.
NEW! This solvent-free, pressure-sensitive adhesive is formulated for the installation of dimensionally stable luxury vinyl tile, vinyl plank, PVC, Olefin backed carpet tile, VCT, quartz tile, bio-based tile, fiberglass-backed sheet flooring and vinyl backed resilient sheet flooring. Designed for installation over porous and non-porous substrates, this high-strength adhesive can handle foot traffic in as little as four hours.
TEC® RollFast™ Vinyl Flooring Adhesive allows you ease of use, to roll through flooring installations fast and effectively. This breakthrough, user-friendly adhesive is ideal for vinyl tile, vinyl plank and solid vinyl sheetgoods. This unique formulation dries quickly, has excellent resistance to moisture and alkali, provides a long open time, is easy to clean up and low-odor.
TEC® TrowelFast™ Vinyl Flooring Adhesive is a breakthrough, user-friendly adhesive ideal for vinyl tile, vinyl plank, vinyl composition tile and solid vinyl sheetgoods. This unique formulation dries quickly, has excellent resistance to moisture and alkali, provides a long open time, is easy to clean up and low-odor.
NEW! TEC® Wood Assure™ offers top-of-the line urethane adhesive performance with no pre-installation moisture testing required*. With Wood Assure, you get the benefit of a powerful bond, excellent initial grab, moisture protection and sound control in one product. Easy to trowel and clean up, Wood Assure™ saves installation time and eliminates the need for multiple product applications.
NEW! TEC® Wood Endure™ has a modified silyl technology that delivers superior bond strength, sound control properties and moisture protection - no pre-installation moisture testing is required*. Wood Endure™ is formulated for ease of use excellent initial grab and has no VOCs. Wood Endure™ provides industry leading performance in one step.
NEW! High-performance TEC® Wood Go™ is your everyday, go-to, urethane adhesive for wood flooring because of its powerful bond, fast cure superior ridge retention. Retaining the ridges of the troweled adhesive keeps the wood aligned during installation, so that no hollow spots exist in the finished floor. This extremely easy-to-use adhesive helps ensure efficient, problem-free installations and beautiful completed wood floors.
NEW! TEC® Wood Ready™ is formulated especially for the challenges of engineered wood* flooring. Installer-friendly Wood Ready™ offers excellent initial grab, extremely easy troweling, and extended open time. It works well for installing all wood flooring widths and thicknesses. From start-up to easy clean-up, Wood Ready™ is the go-to adhesive for engineered wood projects.
A releasable pressure sensitive adhesive designed for modular carpet tiles and Double Bond carpet cushions. This enhanced formula ensures adhesion for the most demanding recycled backings.
A premium carpet and flooring adhesive designed for the installation of mineral felt backed, fiber backed and paper-backed resilient sheetgoods and carpet.
A carpet and flooring adhesive designed for the installation of mineral felt backed, fiber backed and paper-backed resilient sheetgoods and carpet.
A multipurpose adhesive that provides value and performance for many types of installations including sheet goods and carpet to approved substrates.
NEW size! TEC Universal Multipurpose Adhesive is specially formulated to bond carpet and fiber backed sheet goods to all approved substrates and provides excellent adhesion and ample open time.
A premium, environmentally friendly multipurpose adhesive, with excellent bond strength and water resistance.
705 Wall Carpet Adhesive has been formulated for the installation of carpet on interior walls. It provides the quick grab necessary for minimal slippage while providing ample working time for the installer. TEC® 705 may be used to install jute back, ActionBac*, latex back, foam back, sponge back, and needle-punched carpet. NOT RECOMMENDED FOR VINYL BACK OR VINYL FUSION BONDED CARPET.
TEC® 975 Solvent-Free Wet-Set and Outdoor Carpet Adhesive can be used for the most demanding jobs. It is a high strength, low odor formula that allows for the immediate placement of closed cell carpets.
A premium adhesive used to install carpet or fiber backed sheet goods to all approved substrates.
TEC 10 Carpet Pad Adhesive is a solvent-free synthetic latex base adhesive formulated to adhere carpet cushion to porous and non-porous substrates. TECR 10 secures cushion in place quickly to facilitate fast carpet installations. Prevents wrinkling and shifting during the Stretch-In method of installation.
TEC® 29 Seam Sealer is a solvent based, flammable, carpet seam sealer specially formulated to prevent edge raveling and to seal the seams of most commercial and outdoor carpets; it is compatible with most carpet backings: ActionBac®, jute, latex unitary, wovens, rubber backed, urethane (attached cushion). It is fast setting and moisture proof. Excellent for both direct glue down and double bond applications. Not for use with PVC or vinyl backed products, vinyl sheet goods, or products where seam sealers are not required.
TEC® 131 Universal Solvent-Free Seam Sealer is a latex based, non-flammable, carpet seam sealer specially formulated to prevent edge raveling and to seal the seams of most commercial and outdoor carpets including vinyl backs in direct glue down, stretch in, and double glue down installations. It is compatible with most carpet backings ActionBac®, jute, latex unitary, wovens, rubber backed, urethane (attached cushion). It is fast setting and moisture proof. Adhesive is freeze/thaw stable to 10 degrees F (-12 degrees C) Not for use with vinyl sheet goods.
TEC® 602 Pressure Sensitive Adhesive is a high quality, high strength formulation, with excellent resistance to plasticizer migration. TEC® 602 is solvent free, non-flammable, freeze/thaw stable, and almost odor free. TEC® 602 can be used where other adhesives might present potential health risks. TEC® 602 is suitable for office buildings, hotels, hospitals, schools, restaurants and assisted living facilities.
A carpet adhesive specially formulated with an extended open time for the installation of pattern matched goods. This adhesive's characteristics make it equally suited for installing carpet using the Double Bond or Direct Glue method of installation.
TEC® 006 Perimeter Flooring Adhesive is solvent-free, non-flammable, freeze/ thaw stable, and nearly odor-free. TEC® 006 can be used where other adhesives might present potential health risks. They are suitable for office buildings, hotels, hospitals, schools, restaurants, nursing homes, etc. TEC® 006 contains one or more micro-biocides to inhibit the growth of mold and mildew. TEC® 006 can be used to install sheet vinyl flooring with backings designed for
perimeter adhered installations. Can be used over both porous and non-porous subfloors.
NEW! TEC® 752 Premium Transitional Vinyl Adhesive is a solvent free, acrylic latex adhesive, with an aggressive initial tack, formulated for the installation of LVT, plank and fiberglass back sheetgoods. This high strength adhesive is made for installations over porous and non-porous substrates. TEC® 752 adhesive is CRI Green Label Plus certified, is SCAQMD 1168 compliant and contributes to LEED®.
TEC® Linoleum Flooring Adhesive is solvent-free, non-flammable, freeze/thaw stable and virtually odorless when dry. TEC® Linoleum Flooring Adhesive can be used where other adhesives might present potential health risks. It is suitable for office buildings, hotels, hospitals, schools, restaurants, assisted living facilities, etc. and contains micro-biocides to inhibit the growth of mold and mildew. TEC® Linoleum Flooring Adhesive can be used to install linoleum sheet/tile materials over porous and non-porous substrates. It exhibits quick grab and spreads easily. TEC® Linoleum Flooring Adhesive has excellent resistance to plasticizer migration and sets to a tough permanent bond.
A premium clear thin spread adhesive used to install Vinyl Composition Tile (VCT) and Vinyl Asphalt Tile.
744 Solid Vinyl Plank and Tile Adhesive is a high-solids, acrylic-based adhesive ideal for use with solid vinyl tile and solid vinyl plank materials.
A cove base adhesive developed for use with rubber, vinyl or Thermoplastic Rubber (TPR) wall base.
Ready-to-use, flexible, mold and mildew resistant waterproofing crack isolation membrane for interior and exterior applications.
LiquiDam™ is a moisture vapor barrier for the installation of floor coverings, tile, stone and concrete toppings.
NEW INNOVATION! LiquiDam EZ™ is a 1-part, highly-engineered, polymeric emulsion moisture mitigation formula.
NEW! Ideal for fast track applications, Level Set® 300 is a high-performance, calcium aluminate-based, fiber-reinforced, self-leveling underlayment that provides a flat, extremely smooth, and durable surface for finished flooring installation.
NEW! Designed for the fast leveling of floors, Level Set® 200 is a calcium aluminate- based, self-leveling underlayment ideal for use to level and smooth floors, before finished floor covering installation. Level Set® 200 is for interior use only.
NEW! Level Set® Deep Pour 3 is ideal for thick-build applications
NEW! TEC® Feather Edge Skim Coat is a high quality, cement-based compound designed to skim coat, smooth and level irregularities from featheredge up to 1⁄2" (12 mm). Rapidly sets to install most floor coverings in as little as 15-20 minutes, with exceptional performance.
A high performance skim coat for rough, irregular surfaces.
An acrylic latex based primer used with TEC brand self leveling underlayments.
TEC® Crack Isolation Sheet Membrane is a peel and stick underlayment that is designed to be used under ceramic tile, natural stone or other hard surface flooring to reduce surface cracking and contributes to sound suppression.
NEW! A premium, calcium aluminate cement-based, high strength topping designed for use where a hard, flat, smooth surface is desired.
Dual purpose, self leveling and interior wear surface. Accepts topical or integral colorants.
Forms a smooth, monolithic watertight surface over walls, floors and ceilings.
For waterproofing installations at changes in-plane and substrate joints.
Elastomeric cementitious system for waterproofing and crack isolation up to 1/8" wide crack prior to the installation of ceramic tile, marble or stone.
A fast-setting, pourable, pumpable and free flowing cement-based underlayment designed for smoothing and leveling most subfloors and is particularly well-suited for large areas.
A pumpable/pourable cement based, self-leveling underlayment designed for use over a variety of substrates.
Extreme-performance, triple-fiber reinforced self leveler. Can be used over single-layer wood subfloor. Recommended for use with radiant heating systems.
NEW! TEC® Level Set® LW-60 is the ideal choice for an underlayment when the weight of materials is a critical factor in load bearing structures.
NEW! TEC® Floor Patch Pro is a fast setting, easy-to-mix, calcium-aluminate cement- based patch and skim coating compound for use under ceramic tile, hardwood flooring, resilient flooring, VCT and carpet, from a featheredge to 2" (5 cm) in thickness.
For patching voids and irregularities in wood, concrete and most existing floor materials.
Designed for deep fills, ramping and leveling of concrete and plywood sub floors.
Use as an admixture for TEC® VersaPatch®, Fast-Set Deep Patch and PerfectFinish™.
NEW! TEC® Level Set® Epoxy Primer is fast setting, two-component 100% solids, moisture tolerant primer for the installation of TEC® Level Set® Underlayments and Wear Toppings and can be used as a general primer.
A water-based floor patch that's intended to repair minor imperfections to the substrate prior to the installation of the floor covering.
AccuColor 100® is a high performance 100% silicone sealant designed to provide a flexible, long lasting, and water-resistant seal. Use for swimming pools, spas, fountains and other wet area applications.
Sanded formula precisely color-matched to TEC® AccuColor® grouts for flawless matching. Forms a tough, flexible, water and weather-resistant seal on most building materials, protecting your installation from moisture, drafts and rot. Contains a special silicone additive to promote greater adhesion and longer life.
Smooth, unsanded caulk formulated to precisely color-match TEC® AccuColor® grouts for flawless matching. Forms a tough, flexible, water and weather-resistant seal on most building materials, protecting your installation from moisture, drafts and rot. Contains a special silicone additive to promote greater adhesion and longer life.
A premium ready-to-use white adhesive for installing marble and ceramic tile over interior walls and floors.
Ready-to-use adhesive for installing ceramic tile over interior walls and ceilings.
TEC® Type 1 Mastic can be used for installing ceramic, porcelain, natural stone,quarry and mosaic tile on interior floors and walls. Recommended for floor applications with tile up to 8" x 8" and wall applications with tile up to 12" x 12". It meets ANSI A136.1 Type I and II specifications, spreads easily, sets quickly, and is easy to clean up.
NEW easy, ready-to-tile preformed components!
Niches, Curbs, Slopes and Shower Seats!
As part of the TEC® system, TEC® preformed shower component are consistent and easy to install. When used along with TEC® tile installation products, preformed components allow you to add a design element that fits with today's building trends, backed with a limited system warranty, for peace of mind.
OUR FOCUS ON THE ENVIRONMENT
TEC products are developed and manufactured with the environment in mind. Our goal is simple: Develop products that balance sustainability, usability, performance and value.
Today's designers are increasingly preferring large format tile for the monolithic appearance it provides. However, when the tiles become larger, special precautions need to be taken to prevent problems both during installation and throughout the life of the application. Wall applications can be particularly challenging. This course addresses these challenges and provides recommendations for how to achieve an aesthetically pleasing and long lasting installation with large format tiles.
The DOWNLOAD for this course consists of two documents "Heavy Commercial Installation Guidelines" and "Moisture Mitigation Guidelines" which provide additional helpful information with regard to tile installation.
Last Update: 2019-07-16