Floor Products

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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Project Profile – “Skim in the Gym”

For many, a high school gym is a place where memories are made: a buzzer beater to win the state title, a first kiss at prom, etc. Years later, it can be hard to let go of the nostalgia… However, nostalgia comes second to the safety of those who utilize the gym on a regular…

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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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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…

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ARTICLE: Sound Control Round Table: Adhesives vs. Underlayments

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“Sound control, whether achieved through an adhesive or an underlayment, is an essential component of a hard surface flooring installation. In commercial projects, sound control will help meet building code requirements. In residential homes, a noisy hardwood or resilient could result in an angry callback.” FCI convened a panel of industry experts to discuss adhesives vs. underlayments…

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