Successful Installation

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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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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Project Profile Using GSL K2.6

A new 2 story condominium complex was being designed in Plainfield, Indiana. One important aspect that any home needs is a well-designed floor ceiling assembly. To achieve this, Dependable, LLC’s  GSL® K2.6 was used for the floor underlayment. GSL K2.6 gypsum cement is an underlayment designed to provide code compliance in wood and concrete UL fire rated…

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Slus, Patches and Skimcoats: Tips for Novices and Pros

SLUs

In this manufacturer roundtable, FCI speaks with installation products manufacturers about self-leveling underlayments (SLUs), patches and skimcoats. The manufacturers share tips for both novices and experts on working with these materials.     To read the article, please click HERE Check out our White Skimcoat here. Article by: Michael Chmielecki Floor Covering Installer Magazine April 2018

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PROJECT PROFILE ON RETAIL STORE IN PITTSBURGH, PA

One of the most popular things to do in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is to shop, so when a brand new shopping store was in the the works, it was important to make sure everything was done perfectly.  One aspect that needed to be perfected was flat and leveled floors.  After doing some research on self levelers, a decision…

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“CTEF Tile Tip: Do Not Follow the Manufacturer’s Directions?”

“If this title did not grab your immediate attention, it should have. It’s a dangerous mindset, but ignoring instructions is also one of the first shortcuts people in a hurry take. Many of the products tile installers use on the job require mixing, so it is extremely important to follow the manufacturer’s written instructions. As…

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“Things to Do So Your Installation Does Not Fail!”

“Tile contractors and installers are in business to perform a service and make money. The service is tile installation. The profit is to sustain the business and pay employees, distributors, and state and federal taxes. Job failures cost money, hurt your company’s image, and take time away from performing other work…” “… Our industy standards…

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