Recommended Adhesives Guide
F BALL & CO has released its annual Recommended Adhesives Guide (RAG).
Featuring 6,000 up-to-date adhesive recommendations for floorcoverings, endorsed by about 200 international manufacturers, the RAG is said to be the flooring industry’s most trusted guide to adhesives and floorcovering compatibility. It’s also said to provide details of the F Ball guarantee that is applicable when using a recommended adhesive.
Along with familiar F Ball adhesives, the RAG features Styccobond F49 Hybrid PS, a temperature-tolerant, pressure sensitive vinyl adhesive which has been designed for use in conditions, which are subject to extreme temperature fluctuations as low as -20deg C and up to +60deg C, such as conservatories or heavily glazed areas and is suitable for use over normal underfloor heating systems.
Following extensive testing, the RAG now includes recommendations for using Styccobond F49 with PVC flooring accessories such as skirtings, coving and capping, offering a low hazard alternative to traditional contact adhesives.
Styccobond F49 is now available in a smaller 500g handy pack, to deliver added convenience and minimise waste.
F Ball’s marketing manager, Richard Harris, said: ‘Using the wrong flooring adhesive can often result in costly remedial work or can even result in total floor failure.
‘The F Ball RAG ensures contractors are able to specify the most appropriate adhesive for each flooring installation.
‘The RAG has become an invaluable reference tool for many contractors and we are confident it leads to the successful selection and usage of flooring adhesives.’
Produced as an A5 printed book, an interactive version of the RAG is also available on the F Ball website (where it’s constantly updated throughout the year), and as a free app via the Apple and Google app stores, enabling contractors to search the RAG ‘even when out onsite’.
Free copies can be requested by e-mailing or calling the contact details below.