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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SKIMCRETE XL IMPROVED

SKIMCRETE XL¬ģ is Dependable‚Äôs tried and true cementitious skimcoat and floor patch. Many installers love the installation and final characteristics of the XL. Today we are pleased to announce tweaks to this solid product. The new SKIMCRETE XL formula includes: IMPROVED trowelability and workability characteristics. SKIMCRETE XL is now smoother and easier to install than…

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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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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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“Preparing Slabs: Making Informed Decisions Can Pay Significant Dividends”

“Flooring, by its very nature, is one of the last elements of a construction project to be addressed. As a result, budget dollars and time are often both in short supply when the flooring installation process is about to begin. This budget and time crunch often leads to ill-informed decisions‚ÄĒand short-term solutions that create long-term…

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“Flooring Installation Troubleshooting: Problems, Causes and Cures”

“Installation is a complicated process with loads of instructions and lots of steps. Occasionally floors may fail due to an unforeseen issue, but most of the time it‚Äôs the result of human error, either through missing a step in the installation instructions (such as forgetting to prep the subfloor) or through plain old application mistakes.…

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Dependable’s White Latex Liquid

WHITE LATEX LIQUID¬ģ is formulated for use with¬†DEPENDABLES¬†WHITE SKIMCOAT‚ĄĘ¬†Underlayment,¬†it provides greater adhesion, water resistance, flexibility¬†and mildewcide protection. It may be used as an additive¬†with¬†SKIMCRETE¬ģ XL¬†and other¬†DEPENDABLE trowelable products wherever a non¬†re-emulsifiable latex primer or additive is required. It also¬†may be used as a primer over textured or smooth metal¬†surfaces, adhesive residues, or under leveling products¬†used…

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