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Company Name: ARDEX Engineered Cements

Address: 400 Ardex Park Drive, Aliquippa, PA 15001

Phone: (724) 203-5000

Fax: (724) 203-5001

URL: www.ardexamericas.com

Email: info@ardex.com

VP & General Manager: Jesse David; Director of Marketing: Hendrick Goller

Underlayment Products/Descriptions:

ARDEX K55™ MICROTEC® Premium High Flow, Self-Leveling Underlayment - Can be installed at just 1/8” providing double the coverage. Install floor covering in only 16 hours. ARDEX K55™ RAPID Self-Drying, High Flow, Self-Leveling Underlayment - Flows like water and provides double the coverage. Install at just 1/8” and install floor covering in only 4 hours. ARDEX K15® Premium Self-Leveling Underlayment - Excellent coverage rates, outstanding durability and consistency. Install floors in just 16 hours. ARDEX V 1200™ Self-Leveling Underlayment -

A highly versatile self-leveling underlayment with very good coverage rates, walk on it in 3 hours and install floor coverings in as little as 24 hours. ARDEX FEATHER FINISH® Self-Drying Finishing Underlayment - Provides a smooth finish, excellent coverage rates, easy to use and very strong, durable and consistent. ARDEX FORTI FINISH™ High Performance Finishing Underlayment - Virtually dent-free, high strength, fast drying formulation designed specifically for high traffic areas with heavy load, hard wheel traffic such as hospitals, retail, institutions and other healthy care facilities.

Company Name: Bostik, Inc.

Address: 211 Boston St., Middleton, MA 01949

Phone: (800) 726-7845 (978) 750-7321

Fax: (978) 750-7212

URL:  contactus@bostik-us.com

Email: www.bostik-us.com

Market Manager, Flooring Installation Systems: Scott Banda

Mktg./Natl. Sales Mgr.: Robert McNamara; Tech Serv.: Steve Lima

Underlayment Products/Descriptions:

MVP4® (Moisture Vapor Protection) - A one-part, trowel-applied, elastomeric, moisture-cure urethane membrane. Bostik UltraFinish is a fast-setting, latex-fortified, Portland cement-based patch for interior use prior to the installation of hardwood, ceramic, carpet, vinyl, or rubber flooring. SL-150™ is a high compressive strength, self-leveling, cement-based underlayment. Fast Patch 102 is a fast-setting, polymer-modified, cement-based compound. Mix with water to repair cracks, holes and uneven surfaces from feather-edge up to 1/2” thick in a single application.

Company Name: CalorIQue, LLC

Address: 2380 Cranberry Highway, West Wareham, MA 02576

Phone: (508) 291-4224

Fax: (508) 291-2299

URL: www.calorique.com

Email: m.collins@calorique.com

VP Sales & Marketing: Michael Collins

Underlayment Products/Descriptions:

iQ FlexHeat - A patented low cost electric radiant heating element with a wide range of uses. Warm Floors™  Radiant Electric Floor Warming - the most natural form of warmth for the entire floor surface. CalorIQue Peel & Heat Radiant Heat Systems with built in anti-fracture protection for use under thin set tile and stone. Under-Floor Heating Panels - Retro-fit radiant under-floor heating panels designed to be energy efficient and effective with most types of flooring. Under Laminate Warming Systems - heating system installed below laminate flooring to provide warmth and comfort.

Company Name: Combimix, Inc.

Address: 3500 N. Causeway Blvd., Ste 160, Metairie, LA 70002

Phone: (504) 834-1131

Fax: (312) 275-7720

URL: www.combimix.com

Email: eleb1@bellsouth.net

National Sales Manager: Eddie LeBreton

Underlayment Products/Descriptions:

LP Leveler 720 - Premium quality calcium aluminate cement based self leveling underlayment. Designed to reduce both time and cost on installations. LP QuickSet 740 - Premium quality raid curing calcium aluminate cememt based self leveling underlayment/topping. High compressive strength, extremely versatile. LP Fiber 760 - Premium quality calcium aluminate cement based self leveling underlayment. Reinforced with fiberglass filaments for added strength. LP Industrial 920 - Premium quality calcium aluminate cement based self leveling topping. Highly abrasion resistant. Accepts colors, stains and can be polished. FF 830 - Premium quality calcium aluminate skim patch. Dries fast and hard. Easy to mix and trowel.

Company Name: Custom Building Products

Address: 13001 Seal Beach Blvd., Ste. 200, Seal Beach, CA 90740

Phone: (562) 598-8808

URL: www.custombuildingproducts.com Email: contactus@cbpmail.net

Underlayment Products/Descriptions:

EasyMat® Tile & Stone Underlayment -

Versatile underlayment that’s 25 times lighter and 4 times faster to install than backerboard. RedGard® Waterproofing and Anti-Fracture Membrane - Quick dry formula. Ready to use. Meets ANSI A118.10 & A118.12.

CrackBuster® Pro Crack Prevention Mat Underlayment - Designed to reduce crack transmission in extra-heavy duty commercial installations. LevelLite® Self-Leveling Underlayment - 40% lighter than other self-levelers, LeveLite is easy to carry and pour.

SpeedFinish™ Patching & Finishing Compound - Cement compound provides a smooth finish prior to installing floor covering.

Company Name:  Dependable Chemical Co., Inc.

Address: PO Box 16307, Rocky River, OH 44116

URL: www.floorprep.com

Underlayment Products/Descriptions:

Vaporseal DB moisture reduction barrier - Blocks moisture emissions to 25 lbs. MVER, zero VOC’s, direct bond with many floor covering systems. Cutdown II moisture reduction barrier - Reduces emissions up tot 15 lbs. MVER or 90% RH or isolates cutback, adhesive residue. Skimcrete XL trowelable patch product - A “fast drying” smooth spreading, quick cover blended cement for virtually any surface. Skimcoat trowelable patch product - High strength gypsum patch excellent for suspended floors, repairs over gypsum where water is not present. Skimflow self-leveling underlayment - 4 unique products, Portland cement based, polymer latex, fortified, pumpable/pourable provides smooth surface.

Company Name: Electro Plastics, Inc., dba Step WarmFloor

Address: 11147 Dorsett Rd., Maryland Heights, MO 63043

Phone: (314) 426-3555

Fax: (314) 426-3556

URL: www.warmfloor.com

Email: monica.irgens@warmfloor.com

President: Monica Irgens

Underlayment Products/Descriptions:

STEP HEATING ELEMENT - Energy efficient, low-voltage, AC/DC, flat, thin and strong heating elements made of self-regulating PTC polymers.

STEP WARMFLOOR - Heating systems that can be used as primary heat and/or floor warming under most floor coverings. STEP SNOWMELT - Heating systems for driveways, walkways and patios.

Company Name:  Franklin International

Address: 2020 Bruck St., Columbus, OH 43207

Phone: (614) 445-1813

URL: www.titebond.com

Email: billclossin@franklininternational.com

Flooring Market Manager: Bill Clossin

Underlayment Products/Descriptions:

Titebond 531 PLUS Moisture Control System - Reduces the transmission rate of moisture transfer from concrete subfloors to wood flooring.

Titebond 531 Moisture Control System - Reduces the transmission rate of moisture transfer from concrete subfloors to wood flooring. Titebond 571 Sound & Moisture Control System - Reduces the transmission rate of sound and moisture transfer from concrete subfloors to wood flooring.

Company Name: LATICRETE International, Inc.

Address: One LATICRETE Park North, Bethany, CT 06524

Phone: (800) 243-4788; (203) 393.0010 Fax: (203) 393-1296

URL: technicalservices@laticrete.com Email: www.laticrete.com

Contact: LATICRETE Technical Services

Underlayment Products/Descriptions:

LATICRETE® 125 Sound & Crack Adhesive - Crack suppression, sound control and thin-set, all in one. LATICRETE® Hydro Ban™ Waterproofing Membrane - No fabric required, bonds directly to PVC plumbing fixtures, 2 hour flood test after final cure. Tile in as little as 15 minutes.

LATICRETE® 170 Sound & Crack Isolation Mat - Sound reduction while simultaneously providing anti-fracture protection. LATICRETE® 86 LatiLevel™ Self Leveling Underlayment - From feather edge to 1” thickness in one pour with rapid drying time. LATICRETE® 84 LatiLevel™ Self Leveling Underlayment - From feather edge to 1” thickness in one pour. LATAPOXY® 312 Vapor Reduction Membrane - Reduces the vapor transmission from concrete slabs through to a finished floor surface.

Company Name: Lignomat USA, Ltd.

Address: 14345 NE Morris Ct., Portland, OR 97230

Phone: (800) 227-2105

Fax: (503) 256-3844

URL: www.lignomat.com

Email: sales@lignomat.com

Vice-President: Grete Heimerdinger

Underlayment Products/Descriptions:

Ligno-Tec RH/RH Blue Peg - Measure moisture in concrete conforms to ASTM 2170 RH Kit with RH Ligno-Tec meter BL2 Memo-Chip/RH BluePeg - Saves readings in pre-set time intervals and can be downloaded to a PC. CMS/RH BluePeg - Saves readings and sends the readings over the Internet to a Web browser for access everywhere

Ligno-VersaTec - Measures RH and can be used as a pin meter or a pinless meter.

Mini-Ligno DX/C - Pin moisture meter for wood to measure subfloors and other underlayments.

Company Name: MAPEI Corporation

Address: 1144 E. Newport Center Dr., Deerfield Beach, FL 33442

Phone: (888) US-MAPEI (888-876-2734) Fax: (954) 246-8840

URL: www.mapei.com

Email: CustomerServiceUSA@mapei.com

Contact: MAPEI Customer Service

Underlayment Products/Descriptions:

Planitex™ SL 35 - Engineered Gypsum Self-Leveling Underlayment. Ultraplan® Easy - High-Performance, easy preparation, self-leveling underlayment. Novoplan® Easy - Easy preparation, self-leveling underlayment. Planiseal™ EMB - Premium epoxy moisture barrier for concrete substrates. Planiprep™ FF - Premium skimcoating and patching compound.

Company Name: Maxxon Corporation

Address: 920 Hamel Rd., Hamel, MN 55340

Phone: (800) 356-7887

Fax: (763) 478-2431

URL: www.maxxon.com

Email: info@maxxon.com

VP Technical R&D: Pat Giles

Underlayment Products/Descriptions:

Gyp-Crete 2003/3.2K Floor Underlayment - For use over wood subfloors in a single-family, light commercial and multifamily construction, as well as renovation projects.

Therma-Floor - Underlayment for radiant floor heat that provides a smooth, tough surface and enhanced heating system responsiveness. Dura-Cap Floor Underlayment -

For precast and cast-in-place concrete and corrugated steel deck. Dura-Cap also smooths old or uneven concrete floors. Commercial Topping - For a strong, smooth finish over concrete, precast, steel deck and wood frame.

Maxxon DPM (Damp Proof Membrane) - Prevents the passage of water vapor and moisture through concrete floors.

Company Name: MERKRETE

Address: 4125 La Palma Ave., #250, Anaheim, CA 92807

Phone: (866) 516-0061

URL: www.merkrete.com

Email: clint.anna@parexusa.com

National Sales Manager: Clint Anna

Underlayment Products/Descriptions:

Sound Shield 7000 - Provides the highest acoustic performance in sub-floor sound reduction transmission Underlay C & Underlay RS - Underlayment mortars that provide level and sloped foundations prior to tile and stone installation. Fracture Guard 5000 & Fracture Guard RD - Products for crack isolation prevention.

Underlay SLU - Self-leveling underlayment for uneven concrete or exterior grade plywood floors. Pro Patch - Skim coat to repair patch all-in-one product.

Company Name: MP Global Products, LLC

Address: P.O. Box 2283, Norfolk, NE 68702-2283

Phone: (888) 379-9695

Fax: (402) 379-9737

URL: www.quietwalk.com

Email: mwp@mpglobalproducts.com

Dir. Marketing & Sales: Jack Boesch

Underlayment Products/Descriptions:

Ultralayer Peel and Stick - Insulates, deadens sound and suppresses lateral cracks. QuietWalk  - Premium underlayment for laminate wood flooring. Insulayment -Underlayment for glue-down or engineered wood floors. FiberBacker  - Underlayment for ceramic or porcelain tile floors. DuoFoam - Polyethylene foam with special moisture resistant film on both sides.

Company Name: NAC Products, Inc.

Address: 3200 South Main St., Akron, OH 44319

Phone: (800) 633-4622

Fax: (330) 644-3557

URL: www.NACproducts.com

Email: info@nacproducts.com

Marketing Manager: Nick Duve

Underlayment Products/Descriptions:

ECB Classic Anti-Fracture Membrane - ANSI 118.12 rated crack isolation membrane. 3/8” crack isolation & lifetime warranty.

Strataflex Waterproofing Membrane - Self-adhering membrane for decks, bathrooms, balconies & other wet areas. ECB Green Anti-Fracture Membrane - Green self-adhering crack isolation membrane; certified through Scientific Certification Systems.

SubSeal Liquid Waterproofing Membrane - Ready-to-use membrane functions as a sealant, waterproofer, crack suppressant & moisture barrier for under hard surfaces flooring. Marmox-NACbacker Construction Brands - Light-weight, fully waterproof, easy to cut & install; for bathrooms, kitchens, showers & more.

Company Name: National Flooring Equipment

Address: 9250 Xylon Ave., North, Minneapolis, MN 55445

Phone:  (800) 245-0267; (763) 315-5300 Fax: (763) 535-8255

URL: www.nationalequipment.com Email: sales@nationalequipment.com

Contact: Customer Service

Underlayment Products/Descriptions:

Panther walk behind floor removal machines. Variety of machines in manual & self-propelled operation. Panther ride-on floor removal machines in battery & propane operation. Removes carpet, VCT, ceramics, hardwood, rescrape, coatings, etc.

Planetary Grinders & floor preparation machines. Grind, prep, profile, scrape, polish and sand all with one machine. Variety of magnetic diamonds & tooling

Company Name: QT Sound Insulation/ECORE International

Address: 715 Fountain Ave., Lancaster, PA 17601

Phone: (866) 326-5712

Fax:  (717) 735-09084

URL: www.qtsoundcontrol.com

Email: jld@ecoreintl.com

Brand Manager: Jocelyn Dillman

Underlayment Products/Descriptions:

QT scu - Flat, resilient underlayment made from recycled rubber used under floor finishes. QT rbm - Dimpled resilient base mat made from recycled rubber that can be applied under gypsum.

Company Name: RB Rubber Products, Inc.

Address: 904 NE 10th Ave., McMinnville, OR 97128

Phone: (800) 525-5530

URL: www.rbrubber.com

Underlayment Products/Descriptions:

RB Silent Tread and RB Silent Tread XL (vapor barrier) incorporates an anti-microbial that helps to prevent the growth of harmful mold, mildew and bacteria.

Company Name: Roberts Consolidated Ind., Inc.

Address: 1001 Broken Sound Parkway, NW, Ste. A, Boca Raton, FL 33487

Phone: (561) 994-5550

URL: www.robertsconsolidated.com

Email: jclingan@qep.com

Vice-President: Jamie Clingan

Underlayment Products/Descriptions:

Quiet Cushion – Premium Acoustical Underlayment - sound reducing underlayment -21 Delta rating with a lifetime warranty. Soft Stride  Cushion Underlayment - 2mm cross-linked foam provides excellent floor cushioning and sound reduction. Super Felt  Premium Underlayment - 4mm thick compressed recycled fibers designed to reduce noise and help cushion flooring. Harmony® 3-in-1 Premium Underlayment - Air flow technology creates a pocket of constantly circulating air which inhibits mold/mildew growth. Natural Cork Underlayment - Acoustical sound control barrier for use under ceramic tile, stone, marble, engineered and laminate floors.

Company Name: Schluter-Systems

Address: 194 Pleasant Ridge Rd., Plattsburgh, NY 12901

Phone: (800) 472-4588

Fax: (800) 477-9783

URL: www.schluter.com

Email: sgerolimatos@schluter.com

Technical Services Manager: Sean Gerolimatos

Underlayment Products/Descriptions:

DITRA - For tiled coverings, forms an uncoupling, waterproofing and vapor pressure equalization layer and provides load distribution. DITRA-XL - Provides the same four essential functions at DITRA but is 5/16” thick instead of 1/8”

Company Name: Stauf USA

Address: 6055 Primacy Pkwy., Ste 428, Memphis, TN 38119

Phone: (901) 606-9006

URL: www.staufusa.com

Email: bob.sweezey@staufusa.com

Technical Director: Bob Sweezey

Underlayment Products/Descriptions:

FLC-500 Leveling Compound - Self-leveling compound, certified “Green” class EC1 “very low emission”, levels up to 1” thick, forms flat and even surface by itself.

Company Name: Supra Floors, Inc./Elastilon

Address: 35 Woodbine Downs Blvd., Toronto, Ontario  Canada L6H 7L2

Phone:  (817) 526-9663

Fax: (416) 675-3772

URL: www.elastilonusa.com

Email: paolo@suprafloors.com

Contact: Paolo Zampieron

Underlayment Products/Descriptions:

Elastilon Strong Self-Adhesive Installation Membrane - Allows installation of any hardwood over almost any surface.

Company Name: TEC

Address: 1105 South Frontenac St., Aurora, IL 60504

Phone: (630) 952-1389

URL: www.tecspecialty.com

Email: Lisa.nowak@hbfuller.com

Associate Brand Manager: Lisa Nowak

Underlayment Products/Descriptions:

TEC 323 – EZ Level Premium Self-Leveling Underlayment designed for smoothing and leveling most subfloors. TEC 318 – Smooth Start Self-Leveling Underlayment designed for smoothing and leveling most subfloors. TEC 563/564 – Ultra Wear Surface Can be used as an interior wear surface or as a high-performing self-leveling underlayment. TEC 565 Fiber Reinforced Underlayment A smooth finished surface ideal for the installation of all types of floor covering.

Company Name: US Floors

Address: 3580 Corporate Dr., Dalton, GA 30720

Phone: (706) 278-9491 x2131

Fax:  (206) 888-6192

URL: www.naturalcork.com

Email: gkeeble@usfloorsllc.com

Marketing Manager: Gary Keeble

Underlayment Products/Descriptions:

Natural Cork Underlayment Rolls  - Available in various thicknesses, primary use is for acoustic insulation and stress crack reduction. Natural Cork Underlayment Sheets - Available in various thicknesses, primary use is for acoustic insulation and stress crack reduction. Fendaguard - Cork and rubber underlayment, primary use is for stress crack suppression.

Company Name: USG Corporation

Address: 550 W. Adams St., Chicago, IL 60661

Phone: (800) USG-4YOU

URL: www.usg.com/tileandflooring

Email: rwillet@usg.com

Contact: Rich Willett

Underlayment Products/Descriptions:

DUROCK® Cement Board Next Gen - Offers improved fastening, cutting and 20% faster installation. FIBEROCK® Aqua-Tough™ Underlayment Panels - Unique, fiber-reinforced gypsum product for use under tile or vinyl flooring DUROCK™ Tile Membrane & Adhesive - An easy-to-install, thin, waterproof, and vapor-permeable underlayment and tile backer for floor and wall applications. DUROCK™ Quick Dry Self-Leveling Underlayment - Provides smooth surface up to 6,000 psi over concrete at a thickness from featheredge to 3”. DUROCK™ Multi-Use Self-Leveling Underlayment - Provides an economical way to level floors in a residential and light commercial construction.

Company Name: Wagner Electronics

Address: 326 Pine Grove Rd., Rogue River, OR 97537

Phone: (541) 582-0541

Fax: (541) 582-4138

URL: www.rapidrh.com

Email: sales@wagnermeters.com

Sales Manager: Ron Smith

Underlayment Products/Descriptions:

Rapid RH® 4.0 – For moisture tests in concrete floors.