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Project Profile | Historical Home in Brookville, NY

Brookville, NY has a rich history, even back in the 1980’s they “fought hard to preserve the best, to adjust to the future without sacrificing the past” (Rawlinson). Now, in the 21st century, a contractor is working on restoring a 1,000 square-foot historical home. Since this home is over 200 years old, it had 2…

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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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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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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…

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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…

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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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Project Profile Using Skimflow® NP

Skimflow NP

When designing luxury homes and condominiums, everything that goes into the home is expected to be “the best of the best.” So when a new luxury condominium was going up along the Potomac River in Washington, DC, every facet needed to be carefully considered. Having flat surfaces for luxury flooring throughout the condominium is a…

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Total Solutions Plus

Total Solutions Plus October 22-25, 2016 Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa 44600 Indian Wells Lane Indian Wells, CA 92210   Visit Dependable, LLC Table Top #49- Monday, October 24 from 4:30-7:30 PM   The purpose of Total Solutions Plus is to annually bring the ceramic tile industry together to network and learn from…

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