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To better protect your premium stone and tile, TEC® crack isolation mortars provide you with some of the most advanced solutions in the industry. Highly recommended by distributors and contractors, 1Flex Crack Isolation Mortar is a thin set mortar that is composed of a unique blend of acrylic spray-dried polymers and hydraulic cement. In addition to providing superior bond strength, 1Flex is simple to apply, requiring just a one-step process for both crack isolation and tile setting.

1Flex will isolate up to ¼” horizontal movement of cracks and contraction joints—this can be applied to new concrete in as little as three days, as well as a variety of other substrates including cured mortar beds, masonry, brick, cementitious backer and glass mat backer board, gypsum-based underlayment, APA Grade Trademarked Exposure I Plywood and some adhesive residues. 1Flex comes in both standard gray and standard white—please refer to the Product Data Sheet for complete product details.

TEC also carries the IsoLight - Lightweight 1/8" Crack Isolation Mortar, a latex modified thin set formulated with Easy Trowel Technology™ to ensure superior handling. Easy Trowel Technology provides a smooth, creamy consistency that offers maximum installation efficiency. Available in standard white and standard gray, IsoLight is recommended for use with glass tile and contains 5% pre-consumer recycled content and zero VOC, meaning that it will contribute to LEED certification. Please refer to the Product Data Sheet for complete product details.

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