Underlayment

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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Acoustics in Concrete High Rise: a KeedeRoll™ MT Profile

Keene Building Products and Dependable Floor Prep are known for our solutions in wood frame multi-family construction and innovative solutions for concrete high-rise projects.   Noise pollution causes the second most litigation in multi-family construction. Although the nature of concrete structures inherently reduces the amount of low frequency noise, high frequency noise transfer between floors…

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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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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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Dependable, LLC Announces New Territory Manager

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Dan Belisario, a resident of New Jersey, joins the Keene Building Products and Dependable, LLC sales team as Territory Manager of Delaware, Eastern Pennsylvania, NYC Metro, and New Jersey. Belisario has more than 30 years in sales experience in the construction/building industry, including multiple Regional Sales Manager roles, and owning and operating his own company.…

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Slus, Patches and Skimcoats: Tips for Novices and Pros

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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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Coverings 2017

Coverings 2017 April 4-7 Orange County Convention Center Orlando, FL Dependable, LLC booth #3930  Visit us and learn about our floor preparation products including self-levelers, patches, and moisture mitigation.  Come see our  Underlayment Line of products including KeedeRoll 100 and MT, KeedeLath, and QQ Step Soft. For more information please click here

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