Posts Tagged ‘floor preparation’

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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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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ARTICLE: Sound Control Round Table: Adhesives vs. Underlayments

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“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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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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“Industry Q&A: Fishman’s Mabeus On Proper Slab Preparation”

“Bill Mabeus, vice president of sales for Fishman Flooring Solutions, has been involved in evaluating and preparing thousands of slabs for flooring installations during his more than 30 years in the flooring industry. He recently shared with Floor Trends his unique perspectives on why the proper preparation of surfaces is so important to architects, designers,…

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DEPENDABLE’S FEATHERCRETE®

FEATHERCRETE® is an ultra fine textured, latex modified cement based patch. FEATHERCRETE® may be used to skim or fill most substrates without priming or the use of additives. FEATHRCRETE® is creamy and smooth spreading to provide a superior finish for the installation of most any floor covering, including sheet vinyl. FEATHERCRETE® is available in 10…

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“Take Steps to Avoid Noise Complaints with Floating Floors”

“…The last 15 years of my contracting career I have focused my business on hardwood installation and sanding and refinishing. There have been many changes here as well, such as the switch in the glues we use from high VOCs to water-based and urethanes. The primary method of installation has changed as well. Only 10…

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Dependable’s Pronto Ultra

Dependable’s PRONTO ULTRA™ is a gypsum based patch and a great floor preparation product. PRONTO ULTRA™ is a fast setting/ fast drying latex modified gypsum based floor underlayment patch. It is used to patch or fill interior wood, above, below or on grade concrete substrates. PRONTO ULTRA™ offers compressive strength of 3,000 psi., is moisture resistant and mold/mildew resistant.  …

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