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Old 11-03-2011, 11:46 AM   #1
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TEC Power Grout

I see Tec is introducing a new grout called power grout supposed to be out in a week or so. Thoughts? Anyone test it?

www.tecpowergrout.com
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Old 11-03-2011, 04:45 PM   #2
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probably just some repackaging.

I'm happy with Laticrete PermaColor grouts.
TEC isnt big down here and only a few places stock it.
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Old 11-03-2011, 04:59 PM   #3
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My guys tested this grout a few months ago. I have seen it in action. Easy to spread, product data sheet says no need to be sealed, never have seen that in writing before. I have already submitted the grout for two commercial projects here in Phoenix, can't wait to see it on the jobs.
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Old 11-03-2011, 05:25 PM   #4
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so is this a relabeled and improved AccuColor XT ?
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Old 11-03-2011, 05:44 PM   #5
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Don't know, but it looks like you have to mix it with something. That is just a speculation but in the pic it shows a little container by the bag. I tried to call my TEC rep but he didn't answer.
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Old 11-03-2011, 08:10 PM   #6
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I saw my rep last night, the little container is a 5 lb jar. They will have it in 5 lb jars, 10 lb bags and 25 lb bags. I see the jar not making it. But I had the sheet on it, you dont need to mix it with a drill just a margin trowel like prism.

It has nothing to do with the Accucolor XT totally new product.
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Old 11-04-2011, 04:30 PM   #7
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TEC Power Grout

Wow! Great news travels fast!

Power Grout IS a brand new formulation of grout from TEC and H.B. Fuller Construction Products. It combines the easy-to-use features of regular cementitious grout with many of the advantages of epoxy and urethane grouts. So you get fast, trouble-free installations with permanent stain resistance, crack resistance, perfect color consistency and no efflorescence. When I say itís fast, I mean open to traffic in 4 hours and 24 hours for showers.

Itís simple Ė just mix it with water and install. No sealing needed either, so it saves you time!

And itís far less expensive than epoxy/urethane grouts!!
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Old 11-04-2011, 04:37 PM   #8
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Mike,

I would assume you are affiliated with TEC, correct?
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Hi Mike,

you work for TEC ?
you sound like a rep to moi.
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Old 11-04-2011, 07:00 PM   #11
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well cx should get after him for his lack of signature line.
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Old 11-05-2011, 12:42 AM   #12
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This is what I got emailed to me.

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PLEASE DO NOT MISTAKE THIS FOR ANOTHER STANDARD GROUT HERE ARE THE HIGHLIGHTS


NEW PLASTIC BAGS
COLOR CONSISTENT FORMULA
UNIVERSAL FLOOR OR WALL GROUT (1/16 TO 1/2") REDUCES YOUR INVENTORY BY 50%
PERMANENTLY STAIN RESISTANT (Unlike all other competitors standard or Hybrid cement based grouts THAT recommends additional sealers)
EFFLORESCENCE FREE
CRACK FREE
FAST SET (Allows traffic in 4 hrs)
EXTENDED POT LIFE (60 min.)

SHOWER USE AFTER 24 HRS. YES 24 HRS! ! ! ! NOT 7-10 DAYS LIKE CEMENT GROUTS OR URETHANES

EASIER TO USE THAN URETHANE OR EPOXY GROUTS

LOWER COST OF USE!

HYBRID CEMENT GROUTS (Upgrade cost of $0.08 psf) Low stain resistance, added sealer required

POWERGROUT (Upgrade cost of $0.15 psf) No need to seal

GROUTBOOST PRO (Upgrade cost of $0.19 psf) No need to seal. ALSO PROVIDES PERMANENT OIL BASED RESISTANCE

URETHANE GROUTS (Upgrade cost of $0.55 psf) PLUS ADDED LABOR COSTS

EPOXY GROUTS (Upgrade costs of $1.00 psf) PLUS ADDED LABOR COSTS


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Old 12-27-2011, 12:30 PM   #13
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Never needs sealing?

Product data sheet for AccuColor XT also states,"Highly stain resistant, never needs sealing." Please weigh in if you've found this to be true or not and if the same can be said of Power Grout.
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Old 12-27-2011, 12:59 PM   #14
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Kathy, we are using the new Power grout in an installation outside of Tucson in an elementary school. The architect was impressed with the language in writing on the data sheets that said this grout never needs sealing. It is about half the cost of epoxy grout. We will start grouting next week. I can update you on the usage if you want.
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Old 12-27-2011, 08:05 PM   #15
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Thumbs up new tec grout

Hi guys I just installed that grout in a job last Friday . I use mostly Permacolor for awhile now .The previous X T from Tec was not to my liking.It was fine to work with, good potlife and good color retention . More gritty then Permacolor but I liked it , I would use it again.
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