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Home Pool Pool & Spa Tile Setting Materials and Tools TEC Full Flex™ Premium Thin Set Mortar | White | 33-0037-3111
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TEC Full Flex™ Premium Thin Set Mortar | White | 33-0037-3111

TEC Full Flex™ Premium Thin Set Mortar | White | 33-0037-3111
$53.93

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  • Sold in 50 lb bag
  • Each bag will install 60 to 80 square feet of tile. See below for tips on installation.
  • A premium, general-purpose mortar designed to be used in a wide range of applications, over plywood, cementitious surfaces and other substrates. Not recommended for installing tile on fiberglass.
  • Please note cure time is 21 days for this product
OVERVIEW
Known for its superior handling and engineered for dependability. Full Flex Premium Thin Set Mortar is a contractor favorite. It’s designed for use over a generous array of new or renovation substrates in residential to extra heavy duty commercial applications. One step mixing, smooth and easy spreadability, prolonged pot-life, extended adjustability time and excellent coverage make Full Flex a practical, real value.
Mixing
For best results, maintain all tiling materials, substrates, room and adhesives at 50°-70°F (10-21°C) for 24 hours before installation. Maintain recommended room temperature for 48 hours after installation. In a clean mixing container, add Full Flex mortar to clean, cool water as specified in the chart. Size Water 50 lbs. (22.68 kg) 1 to 11⁄4 gallons (3.8 to 4.7 L) 25 lbs. (11.34 kg) 2 to 21⁄2 quarts (1.9 to 2.4 L) 9.75 lbs. (4.42 kg) 1 to 11⁄4 quart (0.95 to 1.18 L).  Mix material to a thick creamy consistency. Avoid breathing dust and contact with eyes and skin. Allow the mortar to stand for 10 minutes. Remix and apply. Avoid using high speed mixing, not to exceed 300 rpm, to prevent entraining air.
Application
Apply mortar using flat side of trowel to promote better substrate contact, then comb in one direction with the notched side of the trowel. Spread only an area that can be tiled while surface is still tacky (typically 20-30 minutes). Press tiles into setting bed, then push in a direction perpendicular to the notched trowel ridges to achieve optimum coverage. Apply mortar in a heavy enough layer so that complete contact (no voids) between mortar and tile is accomplished when tile is positioned. It may be necessary to “back-butter” large tiles to achieve complete coverage and firm support. Periodically remove and check a tile to assure proper coverage. Keep a minimum of 2⁄3 of the joint depth between tiles for grouting.
Open time and tile hand adjustability may vary with job site conditions. Stir occasionally during use to maintain the smooth, creamy consistency of the product. Do not add additional water.
Clean-up
Clean tools, hands, and excess materials from face of tile, while mortar is still fresh, with warm soapy water.
Grouting/Curing
Grouting may be accomplished when tiles are held firmly in place, typically 16 to 24 hours after installation is completed. No traffic is permitted over the tiles prior to grouting. Cold temperatures or high humidity may extend curing time. Unglazed tiles may require sealing prior to grouting so discolorations will not occur. The use of TEC brand grouts is highly recommended.    
 
 
 


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How thick do you spread this on?
Gene H on Sep 29, 2016
I am replacing pool tile, I am confused on which adhesive to buy?
robert b on Jun 27, 2016
TEC Full Flex™ Premium Thin Set Mortar | White | 33-0037-3111
TEC Full Flex™ Premium Thin Set Mortar | White | 33-0037-3111
Novagard Silicone Adhesive 10.3 oz | White | RTV700-163
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BEST ANSWER: We used Novagard Silicone on our fiberglass pool to install glass tile around the entire pool. 18 months later and the tile is as secure as the first week we installed it. According to the label this product will adhere to most surfaces including concrete and fiberglass. Also, temperature extremes and water haven't affected it at all.
Check label on thin set to see what surfaces it works on, what temperature range and whether it will stand up to wet conditions. Personally, and I do a lot of DIY, I wouldn't want to mess with thin set tile work around a pool. Good luck
Can this be used for the base of a shower?
Aj S on Feb 5, 2022
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