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24 May

Controlling Moisture in Concrete

When Gourmet Foods built their 28,000 square ft state of the art headquarters & warehouse facility in Atlanta GA, they faced the challenge of addressing ongoing moisture emissions from the concrete substrate. Given the service environment and site use Gourmet Foods choose to avoid the risk of a lower performing system and instead selected Platform…


14 May

Project Profile – Leveling to Elevation in San Francisco

Sound attenuation systems are widely used throughout flooring installations. However, leveling to specific elevations over sound mat with a portland cement based system is an approach typically reserved for gypsum based cementitious underlayments over wood substrates. It has been that way with good reason, given portland cement based leveling systems are subject to shrinkage and…


21 April

LEED Credits with Floorprep.com

We can make a difference! Happy Earth Day. Read about the LEED credits available from FloorPrep.com below. The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Green Building Rating System™ signifies U.S. Green Building Council’s endeavor to provide a national rating system for developing sustainable building designs & construction. These guidelines help create “green buildings” by…


6 April

Should you use a floor primer?

The establishment of a new floor requires a carefully examined process. Preparation of the floor using a floor primer is vital for not only saving your time and effort, but money as well. A floor primer provides a plethora of benefits for the finished floor. If you want the very best adhesion and endurance of your…


31 March

Lightweight Subfloor Solution

Renewal of America’s cities involves the adaptive reuse of existing structures and provides unique opportunities to contribute to lifestyle, sustainability and preservation. The approach is noted by Gensler, worldwide architecture and design firm;     “…adaptive reuse focuses on taking a building that’s past its prime and renovating it for new purposes in line  with contemporary…


11 March

OKC First National Center

                  “It’s probably the most iconic building in Oklahoma City – certainly the one that was on the most postcards through the decades.” –Former Mayor Mick Cornett       The project, a part of the restoration of the Art Deco “First National Bank Building” is now…


26 February

Riverfront Condos, Nashville, TN

Nashville’s Old Iron Works Plant represented a unique opportunity for conversion into contemporary condominium units. Located just a mile from Nashville’s infamous entertainment & hospitality center (featuring bar Broadway bars, restaurants, football stadium) the Riverfront Condos represent urban living in the heart of Nashville. Given the Riverfront condos feature location, pool, fitness and unique covered…


10 February

Patch Things Up

The season of love is upon us, and this year we’re all about patching things up.   We do wish the best for your hearts and relationships, but we are focused on your subfloors. Yes, we come across some messy subfloors. Great new, Concrete, Gypsum, Wood, Adhesives, Feather, Deep, Fast, Ramp – we can help…


4 February

Top 8 tips for working with self-leveling underlayment

A floor that is not level is a floor that does not work as it must. It is a floor that requires to be torn up & re-installed. That is a headache you wish to avoid as it might result in greater damage & wear, not to refer to discomfort walking on it. There are…


21 January

FloorPrep Launches New Website!

          FloorPrep.com by Dependable, LLC, a manufacturer of professional grade floor preparation products unveils its new website, www.floorprep.com 70 years ago, Dependable was born. Since then, we proudly provided innovative, cost effective and user-friendly solutions. While we remain true to our heritage and values, the opportunities to evolve became apparent and…