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From shopping malls to high-end showrooms and sport facilities, the full line of professional grade TEC® products is used to ensure that flooring projects are completed on time while maintaining an uncompromising level of quality and aesthetic appeal.

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TEC Liquidam EZ moisture vapor barrier featured at research hospital headquarters

New TEC® Moisture Mitigation System Saves Labor at The Regenstrief Institute

The Regenstrief Institute, an internationally respected research institution, opted for cutting-edge flooring solutions at their Indianapolis, IN, headquarters. Innovative TEC® surface prep products and mortars were used throughout the four-story, 80,000-square-foot building, which will host 165 staff members and a large number of allied scientists working on local, national and global research. Not long after construction began in October 2014, challenges started to arise within the floors of the building. Starnet contractor, Certified Floorcovering Services, Inc., discovered that more than 3,000 square feet of the concrete slab in the foyer and bathroom had a high relative humidity (RH) of 96. Moisture mitigation was the only way to solve the problem on the burnished, contaminated concrete, and TEC® moisture mitigation systems were the solution.
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TEC products used in heavy duty commercial car showroom in California

Award-winning BMW dealership in California relies on TEC® for breathtaking car showroom

One of the most awarded BMW dealerships in the United States, located in Southern California, recently underwent a makeover. Flooring and wall renovations at the 90,000-square-foot facility, undertaken with TEC® products, had to live up to the dealership’s superior reputation aesthetically and provide the performance required for the demanding showroom environment. The California dealership touts its commitment to customer service as a reason for its success, and the recent renovations aimed to enhance the customer experience. 123,832 square feet of tile create a sleek, high-end aesthetic in all parts of the dealership – from the service area to the stand-alone iCar building, which houses a sustainable innovation.
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TEC InColor premixed grout used at Michigan State University tile installation

Diverse Tiles, Set with TEC® Products, Transform MSU North End Zone Complex

Michigan State University’s football team finished 2013 undefeated in Big Ten Play and won the 2014 Rose Bowl. Its new North End Zone Complex not only celebrates the team’s previous success, but also looks toward future victories with a state-of-the-art recruiting center. The new facility features about 16,000 square feet of tile, set with TEC® products. Comprising 50,000 square feet in two levels, the new North End Zone Complex is an inspiring home base for the Spartans. The locker room alone measures 5,000 square feet, with two 500-square-foot shower areas. The renovated space also features a prominent recruiting center for all MSU athletic teams, support spaces, media rooms, concession areas and additional restrooms.
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Centura Chooses TEC® For Corporate Headquarters and Showroom

Centura Tile, one of North America’s most formidable floor-covering distributors, needed to create a space to exemplify their flooring expertise and showcase a wide range of products. Centura turned to TEC® products to create a highly functional, yet beautiful space that highlights their products and embodies their values. They used TEC® products at their Toronto, Canada, facility – which includes a showroom, corporate offices and all-new tool room.

Blue and grey mosaic interior tile in the Coba Cocina Restaurant hallway and bathroom.

TEC® products achieve ambitious design at Coba Cocina restaurant

Power Grout® Ultimate Performance Grout and IsoLight™ Mortar provide stunning aesthetic and impeccable performance. You have to see these installation pictures!
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The Pinckney School's Fine Arts Center hallway with various tiles and colors.

Solving installation challenges at Pinckney School's Fine Arts Center

Award winning tile contractor, Artisan Tile, has made a name for itself by tackling innovative, creative and complex installations. The Pinckney School of the Arts is no exception. Featuring tens of thousands of tiles of different size, shape and material, in addition to multiple 30-foot cello-shaped exterior pillars made of glass tile, the project presented unique challenges.
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A mall lobby with a modern look, utilizing same day commercial tile installation systems from TEC.

Same day installation system gives fashion mall overnight results

When you are laying floor tile in public spaces, it often has to happen fast. That’s the beauty of our same day installation system. With Fast Set Ultimate Large Tile Mortar and Power Grout® Ultimate Performance Grout you can install floor tiles rapidly and effectively, even under strict project requirements.
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TEC® Products Address Array of Installation Demands at YMCA

AURORA, IL…The new Robert D. Love Downtown YMCA in Wichita, KS, contains more than 50,000 square feet of mosaic and large format tile. Its installers turned to TEC® products to aid with fast-paced tile installation in a variety of challenging environments. The 110,000 square-foot LEED®-Certified YMCA is the flagship YMCA for the city and is expected to serve 30,000 people annually in its state-of-the-art exercise facilities. It also includes administrative offices and community meeting rooms for local activities.
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TEC® provides installation solution for Good Samaritan Hospital

Good Samaritan Regional Health Center, a 142-bed, 500,000-square-foot hospital and Medical Plaza in Mt. Vernon, IL, used TEC® products for the successful installation of a wide variety of flooring and wall materials. Read about this unique installation to get great ideas for your project!
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What products did Cooper's Hawk Winery use for floor/wall tile install?

Cooper’s Hawk Winery and Restaurant is known for its signature menu that is designed to pair perfectly with its custom wines. Its many locations have their own specialized style and décor and always include an upscale dining restaurant, a full-service bar, a barrel-aging room, a tasting room and gift shop. When Cooper’s Hawk decided to open a new location in Merrillville, Indiana, they wanted to create a unique atmosphere that could also fit their heavy foot traffic.
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Philadelphia Flyers Training Camp Arena

Facing a hard deadline and a few unexpected surprises along the way, the Philadelphia Flyers’ training camp arena retiling project was completed using TEC Power Grout and HydraFlex Waterproofing Crack Isolation.

Crown Eurocars

Seeking an elegant, seamless look for their showroom floor, Crown Eurocars chose the flawless color consistency of TEC Ultimate Large Tile Mortar and Power Grout to complete the high-end job.

Oak Park Mall

Addressing the challenge of renovating a shopping mall mezzanine that experiences significant structural movement, TEC‘s lineup of reliable products backed by a 25 year limited warranty were used to ensure that the job was done right.

Calvin College Spoelhof Fieldhouse

As the exclusive supplier for an Olympic-sized swimming pool renovation consisting of over four million individual tiles, TEC delivered products that offer an attractive finish while withstanding harsh chemicals and eliminating the need to frequently re-grout.

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

While constructing a state-of-the-art, LEED® Gold certified ORNL Chemical and Materials Sciences Building, contractors chose 11 different TEC products with high-performance features such as non-snag material, unparalleled bond strength and resistance to extreme weather conditions.