Substrate Preparation

“Vapor Barriers: Nuisance or Necessity?”

In recent weeks we here at Dependable had Peter Craig, a renowned concrete floor specialist come in and educate the team on moisture mitigation. We hear a lot about the issue and what a serious costly concern it is in the industry. Over the next few months we will be sharing articles from Peter Craig…

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“Underlayments solve many problems”

“There doesn’t appear to be an industry definition for the category of “underlayments,” but this grouping can easily include products such as backer board, liquid and sheet membranes, uncoupling membranes, mortar beds, patching compounds and self-leveling products. No matter which products are being used on a project, the floor or wall surface must be flattened…

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“Reflecting on FCI and the Industry”

“I began installing in 1976. I started in carpet, then when the economy slowed in the ‘80s, I decided to expand into other flooring categories. I went to as many training seminars as I could, and on-the-job training for tile, hardwood, and resilient vinyl. I remember when Floor Covering Installer first came out and thought,…

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“Underlayments — So Many Choices”

“The extremely fast-paced schedules of today’s jobsites demand products that can fix floor surfaces quickly, efficiently and in a cost-effective fashion. These surface coatings are sometimes called on to correct extreme variations in plane — while drying quickly and ready to receive tile in short order. Self-levelers or SLUs, as they are known, meet these…

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