Self-Leveler

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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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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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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Project Profile: NoCal Custom Home using Skimflow LP + KeedeLath

Residential Home Livermore, CA KEEDELATH™ SKIMFLOW® LP Dependable is excited to be involved in the building process of an 8,000 sq. ft. home in Livermore, CA. The homeowners used KEEDELATH™ and SKIMFLOW® LP for their floor prep needs. After a radiant heating system was in place, workers installed KEEDELATH. This product was implemented into the…

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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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Dependable, LLC Introduces a New Self-Leveler

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Dependable, LLC is pleased to announce the launch of a new self-leveler; SKIMFLOW® LCB.   SKIMFLOW LCB is a gypsum-based self-leveling underlayment designed for use directly over wood. The product is reinforced with fibers for superior performance over flexible substrates. SKIMFLOW LCB may be poured directly over wood without mechanical reinforcement to provide a quick dry,…

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