Posts Tagged ‘Floor Underlayment’

Slus, Patches and Skimcoats: Tips for Novices and Pros

SLUs

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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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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“Choosing and Using The Proper Underlayments and Membranes”

“Underlayments and membranes encompass a broad range of categories, from self-levelers, moisture mitigation products, patches/fillers and crack isolation, to systems that deaden sound or often extra cushioning underfoot. Whether available in bags, rolls or buckets, these products are all designed to keep the installation as stable and trouble-free as possible. We asked several leading manufacturers…

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“The Skinny on Thin Tiles”

“One of the hottest trends seen at the Cersaie show in Italy and Cevisama in Spain is the emergence of thin tiles. These thin tiles start at thicknesses of about 2.5 mm for walls up to about 6 mm thick for floors. Manufacturers tout a range of advantages, including installation over existing floor or wall…

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“Reflecting on FCI and the Industry”

“I began installing in 1976. I started in carpet, then when the economy slowed in the ‘80s, I decided to expand into other flooring categories. I went to as many training seminars as I could, and on-the-job training for tile, hardwood, and resilient vinyl. I remember when Floor Covering Installer first came out and thought,…

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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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