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ARDEX Americas

400 Ardex Park, Aliquippa, PA 15001

(724) 203-5000

URL: www.ardexamericas.com

Email: russ.gaetano@ardexamericas.com

Contact: Russ Gaetano

Underlayment Products/Descriptions:

ARDEX K15® Premium Self-Leveling Underlayment - A fast-track solution even for the most demanding environments. ARDEX K 55™ Microtec® Premium High-Flow Self-Leveling Underlayment. Flows like water and double the coverage. Install at just 1/8”over most substrates. ARDEX Feather Finish® Self-Drying Cement Finishing Underlayment - For skimcoating and patching a substrate. ARDEX V 1200™ Self-Leveling Underlayment - For smoothing and leveling large jobs over concrete. Fast, durable and easy to work with. ARDEX Forti Finish™ High-Strength, Self-Drying Finishing Underlayment - A very strong skimcoat patch designed to resist indentations in vinyl flooring caused by heavy loads and hard wheel traffic in hospitals and institutions.

Bostik, Inc.

211 Boston St., Middleton, MA 01949

(978) 750-7321

URL: www.bostik-us.com

Email: christine.krisko@bostik-us.com

Marketing Communications Mgr:  Chrstine Krisko

Underlayment Products/Descriptions:

Bostik® UltraFinish™ - A fast-setting, latiex-fortified, Portland cement-based patch for interior use. Bostik® SL-150™ Self Leveling Underlayment - It is used to repair, smooth and level concrete. Bostik® GoldPlus™ - A ready-to-use, roller-applied, latex waterproofing and anti-fracture membrane for use beneath tile surfaces. UltraSet® SingleStep™ - A one-part, trowel-applied, tacking moisture-cure urethane adhesive & moisture vapor protection membrane. Durabond® D-250™ Moisture Vapor Barrier Coating - A two-component, water-based, penetrating epoxy.

Custom Building Products

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

(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. SpeedFinish™ Patching & Finishing Compound - Cement compound provides a smooth finish.

H.B. Fuller Construction Products, Inc.

1105 S. Frontenac St., Aurora, IL 60504

(800) 552-6225

URL: www.chapco-adhesive.com

Director of Marketing: Rachel Gibbons

Underlayment Products/Descriptions:

CHAPCO SmoothFinish –- A super-smooth, ultra-fast setting cement-based compound used to patch from ½” down to featheredge. CHAPCO MP - Acrylic latex-based multi-purpose primer. CHAPCO’S Defender - Low viscosity, high penetrating, two-part 100% solids epoxy to reduce moisture vapor emission. CHAPCO QDP Plus - Cement-based underlayment designed for deep fills, ramping, and leveling concrete and plywood subfloors up to 1-1/2”. CHAPCO Extreme Fiber - Pumpable, pourable, fiber-reinforced cement-based self-leveling underlayment used over substrates from 1/16” up to 1½”.

H.B. Fuller Construction Products, Inc.

1105 S. Frontenac St., Aurora, IL 60504

(800) 552-6225

URL: www.tecspecialty.com

Director of Marketing: Rachel Gibbons

Underlayment Products/Descriptions:

TEC® PerfectFinish Skim Coat - A super-smooth, ultra-fast setting cement-based compound used to patch from ½” down to a featheredge. TEC® MultiPurpose Primer - Acrylic latex-based multi-purpose primer. TEC® The LiquiDAM - Low viscosity, high penetrating, two-part 100% solids epoxy to reduce moisture vapor emission. TEC® Fast-Set Deep Patch - Cement-based underlayment designed for deep fills, ramping, and leveling concrete and plywood subfloors up to 1-1/2”. TEC® Smooth Start Self-Leveling Underlayment - Cement-based pumpable and pourable self-leveling underlayment used for large areas.


One LATICRETE Park Road, Bethany, CT 06524

(800) 243-4788

URL: www.laticrete.com

Email: technicalservices@laticrete.com

Director of Technical Services: Art Mintie

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. LATICRETE® 170 Sound & Crack Isolation Mat - Sound reduction while simultaneously providing anti-fracture protection. LATICRETE® 84 and LATICRETE® 86 LatiLevel™ Self Leveling Underlayments - From feather edge to 1” thickness in one pour; with rapid dry time. LATAPOXY® 312 Vapor Reduction Membrane - Reduces the vapor transmission from concrete slabs through to a finished floor surface. DRYTEK® 3000 - A fast drying extremely lightweight underlayment substrate ideal for deep fills; cap with DRYTEK® 7200/7400. DRYTEK® 4000 - A self-leveling underlayment providing a fresh surface for finished floor goods. DRYTEK® 7200 - A self-leveling underlayment providing a highly smooth surface for finished floor goods. DRYTEK® 7400 - A fast drying self-leveling underlayment which can also be used as an interior wear surface. DRYTEK® 7600 - A fast drying self-leveling underlayment with reinforcing fibers; ideal for radiant heating systems. DRYTEK® 9400 - A fast drying self-leveling interior wear surface with superior abrasion resistance; can be integrally tinted.

Lignomat USA, Ltd.

14345 NE Morris Ct., Portland, OR 97230

(800) 227-2105

URL: www.lignomat.com

Email: sales@lignomat.com

Vice-President: Grete Heimerdinger

Underlayment Products/Descriptions:

Ligno-Tec RH/RH Blue Peg - Measures 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. 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.

MAPEI Corporation

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

(888) US-MAPEI (888-876-2734)

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 prep, self-leveling underlayment. Novoplan® Easy - Easy prep, self-leveling underlayment. Planiseal™ EMB – Premium epoxy moisture barrier for concrete substrates. Planiprep™ FF - Premium skimcoating and patching compound.

Maxxon Corporation

920 Hamel Rd., Hamel, MN 55340

(800) 356-7887

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.

MP Global Products, LLC

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

(888) 379-9695

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.

NAC Products, Inc.

3200 South Main St., Akron, OH 44319

(800) 633-4622

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. 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 SCS. 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.

National Flooring Equipment

9250 Xylon Ave., North, Minneapolis, MN 55445

(800) 245-0267; (763) 315-5300

URL: www.nationalequipment.com

Email: sales@nationalequipment.com

Underlayment Products/Descriptions:

Panther walk behind floor removal machines - Variety of machines in manual & self-propelled operation. Panther ride-on floor removal machines - Removes carpet, VCT, ceramics, hardwood, rescrape, coatings, etc. in battery and propane operation. Planetary Grinders & floor preparation machines - Grind, prep, profile, scrape, polish and sand all with one machine. Variety of magnetic diamonds & tooling.


8201 Arrowridge Blvd., Charlotte, NC 28273

(800) 738-1621

URL: www.prospec.com

Company Contact: Kirk Kazienko

Underlayment Products/Descriptions:

Level Set 300 Premium Self-Leveling Underlayment­ - Superior flow with no troweling required. Level Set LW-60 Lightweight Self-Leveling Underlayment - 50% lighter than conventional cement gypsum systems. Level Set Deep Pour 3 Self-Leveling Underlayment - Applications from feather edge to 3”. Feather Edge Premium - polymer modified, rapid setting, trowelable finishing underlayment. Level Set Wear Topping - High strength, abrasion-resistant wear surface, designed for commercial use.

RB Rubber Products, Inc.

904 NE 10th Ave., McMinnville, OR 97128

(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.


194 Pleasant Ridge Rd., Plattsburgh, NY 12901-5841

(800) 472-4588

URL: www.schluter.com

Contact: Erin Malone

Underlayment Products/Descriptions:

Ditra – An uncoupling layer, waterproofing membrane, vapor management layer and load distribution for tiled floors Ditra-XL – Same 4 functions as DITRA, but is 5/16” thick instead of 1/8” Bekotec – Modular screed system for hydronic heating; provides thermal insulation, reduces thermal mass, no fasteners.

Stauf USA

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

(901) 820-0007

URL: www.staufusa.com

Email: frank.potter@staufusa.com

Director of Operations: Frank Potter

Underlayment Products/Descriptions:

SMP-960 One-Step Wood Floor Adhesive - Provides adhesion, moisture and sound protection in one step; won’t etch floor. LEED qualified. ACS-210 True-Seal Acrylic Sub Floor Sealer - Dries quickly, spreads easily, protects up to 8# moisture pressure. Contains no solvents, VOC’s. ERP-270 Perma-Seal Epoxy Sub Floor Sealer - 2-part epoxy protects up to 18# moisture pressure. Contains no water, solvents, VOC’s. AQP-200 Eco-Prime PVA Dispersion-Based Primer - Create dust-free surface for floor adhesives; contains no solvents, VOC’s. LEED qualified. QFP-520 Quick Floor Patch (Concrete) - Sets quickly; fills holes and cracks; builds ramps. LEED qualified.

UFLOOR Systems, Inc.

14705 E. 33rd Place, Unit D, Aurora, CO 80011

(866) 505-4810

URL: www.ufloorsystems.com

Email: kirk.francis@ufloorsystems.com

Marketing Director: Kirk Francis

Underlayment Products/Descriptions:

UZIN NC 170 LevelStar Leveling Compound - Premium self leveling compound, extremely smooth finish with Level Plus Effect and no depth restrictions. UZIN NC 110 Leveling Compound - Gypsum modified self leveling compound with high performance flow technology for filling and leveling substrates. UZIN PE 480 Moisture Barrier/Primer - 2-component epoxy resin moisture barrier/primer. No limit on moisture. UZIN PE 414 Primer/Moisture Barrier - 1-component reaction resin primer/moisture barrier. For MVER up to 7lbs/90%RH. UZIN NC 888 Turbo Patch & Smoothing Compound - High versatile fast-setting patching & smoothing compound. Excellent surface finish. No primer required.

USG Corporation

550 W. Adams St., Chicago, IL 60661

(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 - A 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.

Wagner Meters

326 Pine Grove Road, Rogue River, OH 97537

(541) 582-0541

URL: www.wagnermeters.com

Email: info@wagnermeters.com

Contact: Jason Spangler

Underlayment Products/Descriptions:

Rapid RH - Wagner Meters’ Rapid RH® with its Touch-n-Sense™ Easy Reader, provides accurate, “automatic” RH testing.