TEC’s 1 Unique System is A No-Brainer for Your Next Tile Installation

TEC’s 1 Unique System is A No-Brainer for Your Next Tile Installation

TEC is the tile and design industry’s most well-known brand for grout and setting materials. We keep sets of grout samples handy in the showroom at all times because the grout color and type are important elements of any install. Their products are reliable, from the vast array of grout colors to their effective setting materials.


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For installers, the less fuss the better.  Especially these days. Tile installations are complicated enough. Now, TEC has 1 unique system that can be your go-to one-two-three punch for your tile projects.


TEC supplies at Rubble Tile

TEC Tile Setting Products at Rubble Tile

TEC products are designed to make your job easier. Now, you have a system of products that will meet most of your tile installation needs. From large commercial jobs to intricate tile designs in a residential kitchen and everything in between, HydraFlex™, Ultimate 6 Plus Mortar and Power Grout® will ensure your success. 


1 Unique System that gives you:

1) Waterproofing & crack isolation 

2) Grout that is crack, shrink and stain resistant 

  • Zero efflorescence 
  • Sets in 4 hours for faster in-service time

3) A versatile mortar that: 

  • Is ideal for any size tile – including gauged porcelain panels
  • Has extended open time – pot life
  • Can be spread over large surface areas without skinning
  • Provides non-sag/non-slump characteristics for wall and floor applications
  • Is approved for use over and under all uncoupling membranes
  • Allows grouting in 6 hours

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TEC Installation Systems 

1 System Gives You: 

Power Grout® 

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Power Grout has a unique formulation that is stain proof* and provides strong, color consistent joints free of efflorescence, that are resistant to shrinking and cracking.

It also provides excellent performance in environments such as high traffic and wet conditions, and in residential and commercial applications.

  • Color Consistency 
  • Crack Resistance 
*Power Grout is stain proof to most common water based stains when cleaned immediately. The prolonged exposure of any stain will increase the likelihood of permanent staining or discoloration of grout surface.



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Hydraflex™ Waterproofing Crack Isolation Membrane is a ready-to-use, flexible, mold and mildew resistant waterproofing crack isolation membrane for interior and exterior applications. It forms a smooth, monolithic, watertight surface over walls, floors and ceilings. HydraFlex™ stops in-plane cracks up to 1/8″ (3 mm) or up to 1⁄4″ (6 mm)* wide at the subfloor from telegraphing through to ceramic and stone tile. For residential to extra heavy commercial applications.

  • Fast drying—ready for tile installation in 1-3 hours 
  • Use for Positive Hydrostatic Pressure Applications 
  • Easy roller, trowel or spray application 
  • Apply over new (green) concrete as little as 3 days old 
  • Isolates cracks up to 1/8” or up to 1/4” based on application 
  • Approved over control joints 
  • Exceeds ANSI A118.10 Specifications for Waterproof Membranes 
  • Exceeds ANSI A118.12 Specifications for Crack Isolation Membranes 
  • Low VOC 
  • Contributes to LEED® project points 


Ultimate 6 Plus Mortar 


A high performance, polymer modified, full contact (full coverage) mortar designed for the installation of ceramic, porcelain and natural stone tile. 

  • Ideal for Gauged Porcelain Tile Panels/Slabs, LHT and thin set applications 
  • Approved for use under and over uncoupling membranes 
  • Approved for extruded foam waterproof boards 
  • Approved for indoor glass tile applications with intermittent water exposure (shower walls, backsplash) 
  • Extended open time and pot life 
  • Grout and return to service in 6 hours 
  • Extended coverage—50 pound coverage in a 40 pound bag 
  • Smooth, creamy consistency 
  • Exceeds ANSI A118.4TE and A118.11 specifications 
  • Stain resistant 
  • Zero efflorescence 
  • Crack and shrink resistant 
  • Mold and mildew resistant 
  • Requires no sealing 
  • Fast setting—open to traffic in 4 hours 
  • 1/16“- 1/2” joint width 
  • Exceeds ANSI A118.7 specifications 
  • Zero VOC
  • Contributes to LEED® project points


Rubble Tile is where you get the tile you need for your installation projects. Why not get the industry’s best tile setting materials from our team of tile experts as well?  Contact us to find out more about our TEC products and the TEC 1 System.


Please note that our warehouse/customer service and showroom/offices are at two separate locations, with different hours.