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¬†‚Äč Dependable, LLC¬† Established in 1988, ‚ÄúThe Weatherhead 100‚ÄĚ awards are the premier celebration of Northeast Ohio‚Äôs spirit of entrepreneurship and the companies leading the way in Northeast…

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ARTICLE: Sound Control Round Table: Adhesives vs. Underlayments


“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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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‚Äôs¬† GSL¬ģ 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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Project Profile Using Skimflow¬ģ NP

Skimflow NP

When designing luxury homes and condominiums, everything that goes into the home is expected to be “the best of the best.” So when a new luxury condominium was going up along the Potomac River in Washington, DC, every facet needed to be carefully considered. Having flat surfaces for luxury flooring throughout the condominium is a…

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Village Plastics

Keene Family of Companies announces an addition to its portfolio.¬† Village Plastics Company has been acquired and will join Keene Building Products, Dependable LLC and Continental Products, LLC.¬† Village Plastics is open for business, accepting orders and ready to serve the needs of our customers.¬† The operation is still running 24 hours a day with…

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Project Profile on Government Owned Building in Potomac, MD

Located on a beautiful 83 acre property close to¬†the heart of Washington DC, is a Government owned building that required some work. Most of¬†the centers revenue is generated as a conference center, even as the facility functions as a training center for its employees. A recent renovation required new flooring in the 5,500 sq ft…

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Project Profile on Retail Store, 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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Dependable, LLC Joins FEI Group

Dependable, LLC is pleased to announce¬†that they have joined FEI Group. FEI Group is the nation‚Äôs largest network of premier flooring contractors.   Dependable, LLC is an American manufacturer of professional grade floor products for repair, restoration and new construction. Since 1951, Dependable has been producing self-levelers, feather and patch, moisture, underlayments, primers, adhesives and…

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