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F Ball and Co helps create therapy room for Jack

FLOOR preparation products donated by F Ball and Co have enabled an outbuilding to be turned into a therapy room for Jack Tyreman, from Burythorpe in Yorkshire, who was left with severe head injuries after a road accident four years ago when he was 18.

The room provides a space with amenities, including an entertainment system and sofa, where Jack can relax and enjoy spending time, with the potential for it to house exercise equipment to assist with rehabilitation in the future.

After a botched construction left the original building unusable while exhausting initial funds raised for the project, local tradespeople, including Richard Forbes, owner of Forbes Flooring, stepped up to offer their services for free to complete the project. F Ball technical representative for the northeast, John Rowlands arranged for the donation of flooring installation products. Floorcovering manufacturer Interface also donated LVT and carpet tile floorcoverings.

A team of three fitters from Forbes Flooring began the flooring installation by grinding the surface of the new concrete screed to ensure it was suitably smooth. A moisture test indicated subfloor relative humidity levels were low enough to proceed with the installation without the requirement of a moisture management solution.

Says F Ball: ‘Contractors then primed the subfloor using F Ball’s P131 general-purpose primer before applying the company’s Stopgap Fast-Track 30 levelling compound – the fastest setting levelling compound on the market allows floorcoverings to be installed in as little as 45 minutes after application. Once the levelling compound had cured, a combination of luxury vinyl tiles and carpet tiles was installed over the 40sq m area.’

The company continues: ‘F Ball’s Styccobond F46 pressure sensitive adhesive was used to adhere Interface ‘Studio Set’ wood grain LVTs on one half of the room. Styccobond F41 carpet tile tackifier was used to secure Interface graphite-coloured ‘Employ Lines’ carpet tiles. The adhesive dries to a permanently tacky film that will hold loose-lay carpet tiles securely in place when subject to normal foot traffic while allowing them to be lifted and replaced at a later date should they become damaged or worn.’

Commenting on the project, Richard Forbes said: ‘At first, we were asked if we would undertake the work for a fee, but we didn’t want any payment for it. Things can be very cutthroat nowadays, and it’s good to be able to look out for other people. I’d like to thank David Edmondson at Interface as well as John Rowlands at F Ball for supporting the project. Using F Ball’s Fast-Track 30 meant we could achieve a quick turnaround, allowing other trades to do what they needed to.’

On the benefits of the therapy room for Jack, his mum, Julie, added: ‘It’s got all the things in it a young lad needs and to help him get on with life, as well as a place to relax on his own and with other people. He loves it.’
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