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Unread 07-14-2010, 06:46 PM   #1
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Tec full flex

What is your opinion on TEC FULL FLEX? And where does it fit in the product line? This is for an outside entrance way that is covered. Some exposure to blowing water.

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Unread 07-14-2010, 06:49 PM   #2
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Howdy Hamman,
Full Flex is the mid grade, somewhat like Custom's Flex Bond, from what I understand.
I think it goes Sturdi, Full, Super.
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if they went with Laticrete or Custom, what would you recommend? Hammy
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253 Gold would be similar to Full Flex.
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Yea I have used full flex before, but sturdi flex is the norm up here that no one uses full flex.
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Unread 07-14-2010, 06:58 PM   #6
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Hammy, I use Tec products a lot and really like them but, depending on your region and freeze/thaw cycles I would probably go with TEC 3in1 it's rated for that. It is a little pricey,I think last time I bought any it was around $39 a bag but well worth a little extra insurance. Hope this helps.
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Unread 07-14-2010, 07:07 PM   #7
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TEC Full flex is a great thinset about medium on their range of products.

Full Set, Sturdi Flex, Full Flex, Super Flex, One Flex -- If I recall correctly.
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39 for a bag of 3n1 is way too much its 26 around here.
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Hammy, anything outside i go with a premium thinset like 254 or if you want Tec go with the superflex
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Unread 07-14-2010, 07:37 PM   #10
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Rick , I honestly can't remember exactly what I payed for it, I would have to look at my price list from Louisville Tile, but I will say compared to other prices I see posted on here they're right in line. Example : Ditra @ $4.78 LF
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If you're doing this project outside and over a sort of awning.. I would suggest TEC Superflex if you're sticking with the TEC line of products.

Don't mix up a whole bunch at a time.
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Unread 07-14-2010, 08:03 PM   #12
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I use Tec fulflex almost every day. It is a very good quality thinset for most applications including setting ditra over plywood or tile on CBU. Superflex is for the more difficult substrates and glass tile
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Unread 07-14-2010, 08:33 PM   #13
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Agreed! Use it everyday for interior work. Definetly recommend Superflex for exterior work.
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Unread 07-14-2010, 09:40 PM   #14
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I would use the Super Flex too. I use TEC all the time but never use Full Flex. I use Sturdy Flex for putting down Ditra on ply or OSB.
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Have gone through tons of SturdiFlex for a most ordinary applications. I'd use an upgrade of FullFlex when a better mortar was desired...like setting over a heated floor. SuperFlex when you needed top shelf performance.

Too bad my Tec supplier has mostly 1+ year old bags of Tec stuff.

No such problems with Laticrete material, though.
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