2019 RAG features record number of adhesive recommendations

The 2019 edition of F. Ball’s industry-acclaimed recommended adhesives guide (RAG) now includes a record number of adhesive recommendations for over 6000 branded floor coverings from over 200 leading international manufacturers.

Every adhesive recommendation is stringently tested and must be endorsed by each individual floor covering manufacturer before it can be included in the RAG. Such is the company’s confidence in the compatibility and performance of the adhesive and floor covering recommendations that F. Ball provides a 100% guarantee of success of installations using its recommendations, as long as the advised preparation and installation procedures are followed.

The RAG features the newly reformulated Stycco Flex rapid curing flexible adhesive, which is now approved by leading flooring accessory manufacturers for installing PVC flooring accessories including skirting, capping and coving. The highly versatile tube adhesive is well known for its ability to bond almost any absorbent or non-absorbent material found in the flooring and construction industries, and its recent reformulation has enhanced dimensional stability and plasticiser resistance, enabling 100 per cent compatibility with PVC accessories.

Also featured in the RAG is the reformulated Styccobond F41 carpet tile tackifier, which now provides improved coverage capabilities, faster drying time and increased tack, while still allowing carpet tiles to be lifted easily when required. Flooring contractors will also notice that F41 is now significantly easier to apply as a result of reduced viscosity.

F. Ball’s Sales Director, David Hibbert, said:

“Using the wrong flooring adhesive can often result in costly remedial work or even total floor failure, therefore it is imperative that the contractor is confident in their choice of adhesive. The F. Ball RAG has become an invaluable reference tool for contractors, presenting them with the optimum adhesive for every type of flooring installation with the peace of mind that they are covered by our 100 per cent guarantee of success.”

Available on the F. Ball website (where it is constantly updated throughout the year), or as a free app via the Apple and Google app stores, the RAG is also available as a printed A5 booklet.

Free copies can be requested by e-mailing mail(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)f-ball.co.uk or calling 01538 361633.

A wide range of F. Ball subfloor preparation products and flooring adhesives, including Styccobond F41, are also available as Building Information Modelling (BIM) objects, in Revit compatible and IFC formats, to download for free from RIBA’s NBS National BIM Library, so RIBA members can specify F. Ball products when designing structures using BIM software.

For further information on F. Ball and Co. Ltd Call 01583 361 633 or visit www.f-ball.co.uk