Posts Tagged ‘Floor Prep’

Dependable, LLC Joins FEI Group

Dependable, LLC is pleased to announce that they have joined FEI Group. FEI Group is the nation’s 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—and 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’s 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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“Step by Step: How to Get a Concrete Slab Ready for Wood Floors”

” Not doing the right prep on a slab can result in embarrassing problems, such as floating floors with so much deflection that the lamp on the end table shakes back and forth when someone walks by. To avoid that and other problems, there are steps we follow to ensure the slab is clean, flat…

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Dependable’s White Latex Liquid

WHITE LATEX LIQUID® is formulated for use with DEPENDABLES WHITE SKIMCOAT™ Underlayment, it provides greater adhesion, water resistance, flexibility and mildewcide protection. It may be used as an additive with SKIMCRETE® 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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“Successful LVT installation: Flooring Forensics-Mar 2014”

Luxury vinyl tile, or LVT, is one of the fastest growing hard surface flooring materials on the market today. Everyone making hard surface flooring, and even manufacturers who aren’t, want to jump on the bandwagon of LVT’s popularity. What drives manufacturers’ desire to enter this product category? First is its versatility from a styling perspective.…

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Dependable’s Skimflow® ES Self-Leveler

Do you need to get your floor quickly leveled and prepared for its floor covering? Self-leveling underlayments are the way to achieve this. Self-levelers are found to be a convenient, time saving and cost effective solution for getting a clean, leveled floor. Self-levelers may be used over a variety of substrates including plywood and concrete…

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“Five Reasons Resilient Flooring is Sustainable”

“Resilient flooring has grown from 13% to over 20% of the flooring market on a square footage basis over the last decade. In the last five years, it has been the fastest growing category, fueled in part by its frequent specification in sensitive building environments such as homes, schools and hospitals. A few of its…

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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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