Contract carpets - F Ball & Co

F BALL & Co’s Styccobond F3 is a water-based rubber/resin flooring adhesive, which is reportedly suitable for installing a range of textile floorcoverings, including hessian, felt, secondary latex and rubber foam- backed carpets, as well as cork tiles up to 3.2mm thick.

‘More than 50 years since its original launch, Styccobond F3 is still the UK’s most used adhesive for textile floorcoverings,’ says the company.

‘The adhesive offers excellent wet-grab, rapidly builds up a high-bond strength and is protected against biodegradation. It can be applied over Stopgap levelling compounds, structurally sound, smooth, dry subfloors of concrete and sand/cement screed, plywood, flooring grade chipboard and hardboard. It’s also suitable for use over normal underfloor heating systems and approved for use in marine flooring installations.’

Styccobond F3 is compatible with most carpets and more than 70% of the floorcoverings listed in F Ball’s Recommended Adhesives Guide (RAG), which contractors can consult to check the compatibility of particular adhesives with over 6,000 floorcoverings produced by more than 200 manufacturers.

The 2019 version of the guide is now available as a free app, and an interactive version can be found on the F Ball website.

Alternatively, contractors can contact F Ball’s technical service department, from 8.30am-5pm, Monday to Friday for advice on floorcovering-adhesive compatibility.