Revitalizing Your Old Apartment

30 October

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…


25 September

Flooring Won’t Stick To Gypsum?

Why Won’t It Stick? Many installers experience a huge problem when applying flooring on new or old gypsum substrates: their glue or patch just won’t stick to the slab. More often than not, this is attributed to gypsum lacking the integrity to accept many floor coverings. Thankfully, there is a simple method for making gyspum…


19 September

Special Announcement – “The Weatherhead 100” 2019

We are pleased to announce that not one, but TWO companies within the Keene Family have been selected as winners of “The Weatherhead 100” for 2019: Keene Building Products ​ Dependable, LLC  Established in 1988, “The Weatherhead 100” awards are the premier celebration of Northeast Ohio’s spirit of entrepreneurship and the companies leading the way in Northeast…


30 July

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…


28 June

SKIMCRETE XL IMPROVED

SKIMCRETE XL® is Dependable’s tried and true cementitious skimcoat and floor patch. Many installers love the installation and final characteristics of the XL. Today we are pleased to announce tweaks to this solid product. The new SKIMCRETE XL formula includes: IMPROVED trowelability and workability characteristics. SKIMCRETE XL is now smoother and easier to install than…


23 May

Keene Village Plastics & Dependable Welcome New Employees

Cleveland, Ohio—May 23, 2019 – Keene Family of Companies is proud to announce and welcome two new employees. Matt Warren, a graduate from Notre Dame College, joins Keene Village Plastics (KVP) as the Sales & Marketing Manager. Warren’s background is comprised of developing effective marketing strategies and building customer relationships. Warren excels in managing large…


23 May

The Great White Patch

Skimming gypsum substrates can be difficult, but Dependable has a new solution for repairing gypsum concrete.  When you need to smooth a gypsum floor, Dependable’s new POLYSKIM® offers a superior solution to your problem. Gypsum floors present a tricky solution for flooring installers. Unlike other substrates, gypsum’s parched surface force installers to meticulously prepare the…


23 April

Acoustics in Concrete High Rise: a KeedeRoll™ MT Profile

Keene Building Products and Dependable Floor Prep are known for our solutions in wood frame multi-family construction and innovative solutions for concrete high-rise projects.   Noise pollution causes the second most litigation in multi-family construction. Although the nature of concrete structures inherently reduces the amount of low frequency noise, high frequency noise transfer between floors…


20 March

Revitalizing Your Old Apartment

Remodeling historic structures revitalizes communities and turns eye sores into fantastic new living spaces.  The same is true of in-use multifamily apartment and condos throughout the United States.  The first step to remodeling any apartment, or multifamily unit, is to renovate the flooring, which unfortunately can present a daunting challenge due to compromised gypsum substrates….