Products by F Ball

PRODUCTS by F Ball & Co have been used to create a smooth floor finish as part of the refurbishment of the Royal Voluntary Service building in Hertford. Stopgap Green Bag smoothing underlayment, Stopgap P131 General Purpose primer and Styccobond F44 Acrylic Adhesive, were used to install vinyl flooring throughout the office.

Contractor Mark Rutty of MR Project Management & Flooring Services contacted F Ball and Altro to request donations of materials for the restoration of the charity building.

Floor-fitter Daniel Sweeney was subcontracted to install 70sq m of flooring in the building, which is home to the charity which helps enrich the lives of older people across Britain.  

Daniel Sweeney, commented: ‘I use F Ball products routinely and I can always rely on them to help me to create a durable floor finish.

‘The combination of Stopgap Green Bag, Stopgap P131 and Styccobond F44 was ideally suited to this job and certainly enabled me to create attractive, long-lasting vinyl flooring.’

When Daniel arrived onsite, the old floorcoverings had already been taken up. He began preparing the subfloor by installing Stopgap Green Bag, a fast-setting, low odour, protein-free floor smoothing underlayment.

The cured product has a high strength, making it suitable in areas subject to both light and heavy-duty traffic. The protein-free composition makes Stopgap Green Bag suitable for use in clinical and biologically sensitive areas.

Stopgap P131 General Purpose primer was then installed over the area. Stopgap P131 is a primer designed to promote the adhesion of Stopgap smoothing underlayments to smooth non-absorbent surfaces.

It can also be used as a general-purpose primer for absorbent surfaces to promote adhesion and to prevent unacceptably rapid drying of adhesives and smoothing underlayments.

Finally, Daniel used Styccobond F44 Acrylic Adhesive to install wood-effect vinyl sheet floorcoverings. A solvent free acrylic emulsion adhesive, Styccobond F44 is designed to give a high- bond strength, strong initial tack and a long open time.

It’s protected against biodegradation and is suitable for use over normal underfloor heating installations.
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