F Ball & Floors of Distinction
F BALL & CO’s Styccobond B95 wood flooring adhesive is a one-part, flexible, moisture curing polyurethane adhesive used for installing a range of wood floorcoverings.
Formulated to be quick setting, it develops a high bond strength and can be used for securing engineered boards (semi-solids) and a wide range of plank and wood strip flooring up to 1.5m long.
The adhesive can be applied to Stopgap levelling compounds; structurally sound, smooth, dry subfloors of concrete, sand/cement screed; and plywood (minimum 6mm flooring grade WBP).
It’s also said to be suitable for use over sound asphalt and other non-absorbent surfaces, following the application of a minimum of 3mm of the appropriate Stopgap levelling compound. It’s non-flammable and is protected against bio-degradation.
Because of its reported qualities Styccobond B95 was specified for the refurbishment of a multimillion pound apartment in a prestigious, luxury residential complex in central London.
Flooring contractors, Floors of Distinction, based in Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire, was contracted to install bespoke Jatoba wood floorcoverings as part of the refurbishment of the apartment.
The engineered hardwood flooring was adhered to the subfloor using the adhesive, which is designed to accommodate the natural expansion and shrinkage inherent in wooden floorcoverings.
The high bond strength developed by the quick setting Styccobond B95 reinforces the integrity of the finished floor and the adhesive is suitable for use over underfloor heating.
Moisture measurement tests weren’t necessary on this project because the subfloor comprised a newly installed system of raised access anhydrite Knauf GIFA floor panels.
Martin Wright, contracts director of Floors of Distinction, said: ‘We use F. Ball adhesives because of the excellent range that they offer, suitable for every eventuality. We also receive great technical backup from F. Ball, giving us the confidence to specify their products for installations such as this, where we have to guarantee the highest quality results.’