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Contractors – Don’t Sell to Your Leads. Make It Easier for Them to Buy.

Leads are people who have already expressed interest in your product or service, so don’t waste everyone’s time trying to sell them on the idea. Instead, focus on making it easier for them to buy. Ask yourself, “What barriers have I knowingly or unknowingly put in place, and how can I take them away?” Do […]

How to Get Your ProKnee Size Right

Getting your ProKnee size right is crucial to delivering optimal comfort and performance. You can measure using these simple steps: 1. Remove Shoe 2. Measure from floor (a) to top of kneecap (b), while standing. 3. Measure around widest part of your calf muscle (c) with work pants on. 4. Place your order here.

Tips for Applying Mapelastic AquaDefense

MAPEI’s Mapelastic AquaDefense is one of the quickest, easiest ways to ensure that your substrate is waterproofed. But are you applying it correctly? Here are some helpful tips from our friends a MAPEI. Mapelastic AquaDefense is a premixed, advanced liquid-rubber, extremely quick-drying waterproofing and crack-isolation membrane for installation under ceramic tile or stone in residential, […]

Tech Tip – Troweling

Troweling? Form matters. Holding a thin-set trowel at a 90° angle vs. a 45° angle increases the height of the trowel ridges by almost 30%! This translates to better adhesion and greater contact area between the tile and the substrate.

TEC Tip – Water Droplet Test

Here’s a new tip from the TEC team – when determining how to prime your substrate, you can perform the ASTM “Water Drop Test”. Drop some water on your substrate, then time it for 60 seconds. If the water soaks into the substrate completely in 60 seconds, it is absorptive and needs a primer. If […]

How ProKnee Knee Pads Are Made

The industry’s most popular knee pads are the bee’s knees when it comes to all-day comfort and keeping flooring pros performing at their best. We often get questions about what makes ProKnee so great, and the answer can take a while to explain. Instead, we’re sharing this video that gives you a behind-the-scenes tour of […]

Top Tips for Hot Weather Grouting

On a hot day, freshly mixed grout can dry more quickly than expected. In addition to making it a rushed job to finish before it hardens, grout that dries too quickly tends to be weaker and more likely to crack. Use the following tips from TEC Installation Systems when grouting in the heat of summer. […]