Posts by bnk@keenebuilding.com

Leveling Over Existing Underlayment

  Leveling over existing underlayments presents unique challenges for contractors.  The risk increases when dealing with an unidentifiable underlayment, where the base substrate remains covered.  However, following these simple steps can help reduce risk, and properly ensure a safe and proper installation of a new floor over existing patches & self-leveling underlayments.   Step 1:…

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FloorPrep.com Introduces New Packaging for Three Products

We are excited to announce the arrival of new packaging for three products!  Our plant upgrade presented an opportunity to improve our packaging for all of our patching products. Going forward, FloorPrep.com will offer White Skimcoat™, Skimcrete® XL, and Polyskim® in exciting new looks and in enhanced valve bags.   Take a look at the…

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Your Floor Is Only As Good As Your Platform

While carpet and carpet pads hide a lot of deficiencies found in typical subfloors, things like wood, tile, and LVT/LVP flooring reflect those deficiencies: Uneven joints between planks, sheets and tiles; Floors with obvious slopes, bumps, ridges and/or rolls, etc. These deficiencies can quickly turn what was anticipated to be a beautiful LVP floor into…

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Newest Skim Coat and Patch

Dependable Floor Prep is pleased to offer PrepPro Feather, an exciting new skim coat and patch product. PrepPro Feather is a latex modified, fine textured, trowel applied, rapid drying cementitious underlayment for interior use.   It provides a smooth, durable surface for the installation of a variety of floor finishes such as vinyl, carpet, engineered wood…

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“Moisture Mitigation for Concrete Slabs”: The Floor Patch Solution

“Moisture-related problems with floor coverings and coatings applied over concrete slabs have become a serious and costly issue for designers, constructors, manufacturers, installers, and owners. Problems are being experienced on both new and renovation projects. With new construction, the challenge is to design and construct Moisture Mitigation. A brief description of alternative methods for dealing with…

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“Relative Humidity Testing for Concrete: ASTM F2170 Becoming the Preferred Method”

“Why do testing?  The simplest reason why is to follow the industry standard: ASTM F710, Standard Practice for Preparing Concrete Floors to Receive Resilient Flooring. The language in the standard is very simple, and uses legal terms like “all,” “shall” and “regardless” that don’t allow for any wiggle room. “All concrete slabs shall be tested for…

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