TEC® Launches Expanded Surface Preparation Line

Product Excellence with New Standards for Faster Installations

Publish Date: Tuesday, July 12, 2016

AURORA, IL…TEC® announces a sweeping new roster of surface preparation products that deliver installation advantages and improved product performance.

The expanded TEC® surface prep line includes ten new products in five general categories: self-leveling underlayments; skimcoats; patches; crack isolation systems; and specialty products including wear layer overlayments. The expanded breadth of the new TEC® surface preparation line extends the company’s commitment to provide product excellence while helping contractors save time and money. The new line also builds upon the company’s leadership position in the grout and mortar product categories.

The new TEC® Level Set® 300 Self-Leveling Underlayment is a premium underlayment that’s formulated for fast-track flooring installations. Ideal for quick turnarounds, it is walkable in just 2 to 3 hours – and provides a flat, extremely smooth, durable surface. TEC® Level Set® 300 is suited for a feather edge to 2” single application and boasts a compressive strength of 5,500 psi.

The new TEC® Feather Edge Skim Coatis a proven solution that’s designed to skim coat, smooth and level irregularities from feather edge up to 1⁄2”. With exceptional performance and bond strength, it sets in as little as 15-20 minutes for most flooring.

The new TEC® Level Set® Deep Pour 3 surface prep solution helps installers power through projects to quickly fill deep trenches up to 3” in one lift, without aggregate. Ideal for thick-build applications without comprising return-to-traffic timing, TEC® Deep Pour 3 accepts non-moisture sensitive tile and stone within only four hours.

The extensive new lineup also includes specialty surface preparation products. The new TEC® Level Set® LW-60 is a high-quality, ultra-lightweight self-leveling underlayment that’s ideal for multi-level structures where load-bearing restrictions apply. Fifty percent lighter than traditional self-levelers, LW-60 doesn’t compromise coverage, traffic or installation time. The new TEC® Level Set® Wear Topping is a decorative concrete finish available in three base colors that accepts stains, sealers and coatings within 24 hours after application. Colorant can be added at time of mixing to bring flair to any concrete floor or other concrete surface.

All TEC® surface preparation products are backed by a limited lifetime system warranty* when used with TEC® adhesives, mortars and grouts.

“The beauty of this new lineup of surface prep products is that it gives customers one source to conveniently obtain a wide range of innovative solutions for their projects,” says Kristin Fritts, Director of Marketing for H.B. Fuller Construction Products Inc., the manufacturer of TEC® brand products. “These technologies are designed to work well together and receive the full warranty coverage from a company that contractors and installers believe in and trust.”

For more information, visit www.tecspecialty.com

*See sales associate or visit tecspecialty.com for warranty details.

The TEC® brand is offered by H.B. Fuller Construction Products Inc. – a leading provider of technologically advanced construction materials and solutions to the commercial, industrial and residential construction industry. Headquartered in Aurora, Illinois, the company's recognized and trusted brands – TEC®, CHAPCO®, Grout Boost®, ProSpec®, Foster®, and others – are available through an extensive network of distributors and dealers, as well as home improvement retailers. For more information, visit www.hbfuller-cp.com