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F. Ball and Co. Ltd. is the UK’s leading manufacturer of floor preparation products and flooring adhesives. Founded in 1886, the company remains family-owned and has built its success on a continual approach to research and product development. This has resulted in a market leading product range, carefully matched to the requirements of flooring professionals throughout the world.

Polyflor supports budding apprentices with free training courses

POLYFLOR has partnered with F Ball and Co to provide free training courses for flooring installation apprentices.This series of four standalone training courses focuses...

New fast-drying flooring compounds streamline social housing refurbishments

FLOORING contractors installing floorcoverings in social housing settings often face pressure to complete projects as...

Styccobond F41: The perfect carpet tile tackifier for high-traffic environments

CARPET tile tackifiers provide a permanently tacky film to prevent ‘loose-lay’ carpet tiles from moving...

Expert tips for achieving a perfect rubber and linoleum floor finish

NEIL Sanders, technical director at F Ball and Co, says there are ways to achieve...

F Ball ‘raises the bar’ at Leek Town FC

F BALL and Co has helped refurbish the hospitality suite at its local football club,...

Contractors Save by Going Green

Flooring professionals are not just saving the Earth, but also saving money by using the...

F Ball unveils new-look packaging for smoothing compounds

F BALL and Co has redesigned the product packaging of its floor smoothing compounds to...

F Ball employee on a mission to end homelessness in Stoke-on-Trent

AMID the ongoing cost-of-living crisis, an F Ball and Co employee is on a mission...

System LVT range guarantees ‘optimum results’

F BALL AND CO’s ‘System LVT’ range comprises waterproof surface membranes, primers and smoothing compounds...

F Ball and Co products deliver seamless flooring solution for Decorette

STOPGAP 600 deep section base compound and Styccobond F49 Hybrid PS adhesive were among products...

F. Ball’s System LVT range used in self-build property

PRODUCTS from F. Ball and Co’s System LVT range, including the company’s fast-track, fibre-reinforced transitional...

UK’s most trusted adhesive for textile floorcoverings celebrates 50+ years of excellence

F BALL and Co’s Styccobond F3 is a water-based rubber/resin flooring adhesive, which is suitable...

Refurbishment remedies

Jason Tatton looks at common issues arising during refurbishments and offers advice on how to...

F Ball adhesives play vital role in installing flooring at europe’s largest small-animal referral hospital

VINYL adhesives from F Ball and Co have been used to install vinyl safety flooring...

F Ball’s Styccobond F41 tackifier enhances installation at Cinch headquarters

F BALL and Co’s Styccobond F41 carpet tile tackifier has been selected as part of...

F Ball’s Fast-Track Solution Restores Iconic Nelson Staircase at Somerset House, London

F BALL and Co’s ‘rapid-setting, ultra-smooth’ floor finishing compound has reportedly delivered a fast-track solution...

Versatile self-leveling compounds: F Ball and Co’s solutions for industrial flooring needs

For industrial applications where floorcoverings aren’t required, rapid-setting, industrial grade self-levelling wearing surface compounds, reportedly...

New smoothing compound for underfloor heating introducedby F Ball and Co

F BALL and Co has launched Stopgap 1600, which it describes as a new fast-drying,...

Tailored support

A successful digital strategy needs to utilise a range of digital media to suit different...

Chipboard challenge

John Green draws on a real-life, timesaving solution for preparing chipboard subfloors. Continuing the format of...

F Ball and Co expands training team

F BALL and Co has expanded its team of flooring installation experts to meet growing...

Fast-Track solutions and hygienic adhesives from F Ball and Co

IT’s important flooring installations in care homes are undertaken safely and quickly. With older people...

F Ball and Co transform Decorette’s new echt franchise premises with innovative adhesives and compounds

STOPGAP 600 Base deep section base compound and Styccobond F49 Hybrid PS adhesive were among...

How to claim cashback

Steve Boulton explains how to claim cashback on all purchases of F Ball and Co’s...

F Ball & Co expands recycling scheme: Making it easier for flooring contractors to recycle empty containers

F BALL and Co says it’s made it easier for flooring contractors to do their...

F Ball’s Stopgap 1200 Pro: A time-saving solution for flooring installations

Where flooring installations in educational settings are part of a refurbishment and face pressure to...
Chris-McQuade

Dealing with uncommon subfloor types

Chris McQuade advises on identifying and working over less familiar types of subfloor during an...

Making a grand entrance at Heythrop Park

PRODUCTS from F Ball and Co, including the company’s Stopgap 700 Superflex fibre-reinforced levelling compound...

Working over calcium sulphate screeds

Continuing the format of recent articles drawing on real situations as examples of best practice...

Tough enoughfor a busy location

Products from F Ball and Co, including Stopgap 1200 Pro levelling compound and Styccobond F49...

F Ball & Co points out the benefits of specialist vinyl adhesives

Bespoke flooring installations often mean reproducing complex designs from various interlocking shapes of vinyl, large...

The stages of subfloor preparation

Neil Sanders talks through the necessary preparation procedures to achieve a flawless flooring finish. The application...

F BALL’s Styccobond F73 PLUS adhesive ideal for securing entrance matting

F BALL’s Styccobond F73 PLUS adhesive for internal and external heavy-duty applications is reportedly ideal...

F Ball and Co paves way for STEM apprentices

AS National Apprenticeship Week 2023 (6-12 February 2023) got underway, it shone a light on...
Chris-McQuade

Dealing with age

Continuing the format of last month’s article from a flooring expert, Chris McQuade relays project-based...

Working over raised-access floor panels with F Ball and Co’s cement-based primers

FLOORING contractors who undertake installations in office environments will be familiar with working over raised-access...

Flooring installations in dampand humid environments

Neil Sanders discusses the variables to consider when determining how to ensure long-lasting resilient flooring...

F BALL’s Stopgap 300 HD heavy-duty levelling compound is suitable for areas subject to high traffic and heavy loads

F BALL’s Stopgap 300 HD heavy-duty levelling compound is reportedly suitable for use in areas...

F Ball and Co used in the Middle East and Africa’s principal healthcare and research centre

A ‘HIGH-PERFORMANCE’ levelling compound and adhesives from F Ball and Co have been chosen to...

F Ball enables quick getaway

Flooring contractors from Forester Flooring, based in Nottingham, installed floorcoverings in bedrooms, open-plan living and...

Levelling subfloors before applying a waterproof surface membrane

FLOORING contractors are used to applying a waterproof surface membrane before a levelling compound when...

Raising the level

John Green explains how to raise floor levels quickly and easily with the aid of...

F46 pressure sensitive acrylic adhesive from F Ball and Co

F BALL and Co Ltd’s Stopgap 1200 Pro levelling compound and F46 pressure sensitive acrylic...

F Ball and Co’s customer rewards programme returns

OVER 10 years since its original launch, F Ball and Co Ltd’s customer rewards programme...

Making the right choice

Neil Sanders offers his straightforward guide to contractors with respect to selecting the optimum vinyl...

F BALL and Co high-performance water-mix smoothing underlayment, used alongside pressure-sensitive vinyl adhesive

F BALL and Co says its newest high-performance water-mix smoothing underlayment, Stopgap 1500 AquaPro, has...

New smoothing underlayment is suitable for preparing a wide range of sound internal subfloors

FOR when floorcovering installations are part of a refurbishment and adhesive residues are left behind...

Adhesives with wider compatibility on different floorcovering types

Profiles, trims and accessories can be vital for the success of certain types of flooring...

Weighing up the volume

When it comes to determining value for your money when purchasing adhesives, it pays to...

Permanently tacky film for carpet tiles

WHILE the practical advantages of carpet tile installations are obvious, such as the ability to...

Dealing with weak or friable screeds

Jason Tatton relays a solution provided by the company’s technical service teamto avoid completely removing...

Smoothing underlayment that can be applied over old adhesive residues

THE latest advancements in cement technology have enabled F Ball and Co to create a...

Levelling compounds that are less costly and save time

TECHNICAL representatives from F Ball and Co have provided contractors from John Lord Flooring,based in...

F BALL and Co‘s Stopgap Fill and Prime thixotropic primer and Stopgap 1200 Pro levelling compound

F BALL and Co‘s Stopgap Fill and Prime thixotropic primer and Stopgap 1200 Pro levelling...

F BALL and Co supplies distributors with a range of support materials

F BALL and Co says it supplies distributors with a range of support materials to...

Innovations in adhesives

Stephen Boulton talks through some of the latest innovations around continuous advancements in adhesives technology...

LVT floorcoverings used in Dutch luxury apartments

PRODUCTS from F Ball and Co Ltd’s System LVT range have been used to install...

Golden Giveaway for 50th RAG anniversary

F BALL and Co is celebrating the launch of the 50th issue of its industry-acclaimed...

Heavy-duty solution for a heavy-duty environment

Using a real-life example of advice provided by F Ball’s technical service team on the...

Levelling compound and adhesive combinations for installing wood floorcoverings

F Ball recommends the application of a heavy-duty levelling compound, such as Stopgap 300 HD,...

F Ball and Co at Cruise Ship Interiors Expo Europe

F BALL and Co showcased its range of products for creating flawless flooring installations on...

Adhesives and levelling compounds specified for their help in infection control

WITH flooring installations in healthcare settings, there’s often a particular need for speed to enable...

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...

Water, water everywhere

John Green shares a fast-track solution for installing floorcoverings as part ofa refurbishment after flood...

Flooring installations in social housing completed quickly

FLOORING installations in social housing settings often face pressure to be completed as quickly as...

F BALL and Co Ltd’s advanced Styccobond F58 PLUS

F BALL and Co Ltd’s advanced Styccobond F58 PLUS is described by the company as...

Subfloor preparation in commercial environments

CARPET tiles over raised access flooring is a common flooring combination in commercial environments. However,...
Chris-McQuade

Dealing with lignite

WHEN undertaking any flooring installation, it is important to ensure the subfloor is free of...

F Ball gets into the spirit at new distillery

F Ball and Co’s Styccobond F48 PLUS fibre-reinforced high temperature grade vinyl adhesive has been...

F Ball and Co Stopgap 1500 AquaPro fast-track, water-mix smoothing underlayment

WHEN installing floorcoverings as part of a refurbishment, removing old floorcoverings will reveal adhesive residues....

Have you got the right moves?

Using an example of where F Ball’s technical service department has advised on the best...

F BALL and Co’s Styccobond F3 is suitable for textile floorcoverings

F BALL and Co’s Styccobond F3 is a water-based rubber/resin flooring adhesive, which is suitable...

F Ball celebrates innovation at The Flooring Show (Stand B1)

F Ball and Co are using this year’s Flooring Show to debut Stopgap 1500 AquaPro;...

Subfloor preparation in industrial settings

Flooring in industrial settings will often be subject to greater stresses and strains than in...

Fast-track smoothing underlayments

John discusses innovations around smoothing underlayments, a product category that’s seen particular advancements to help...

Subfloor preparation products and adhesives from F Ball and Co

SUBFLOOR preparation products and adhesives from F Ball and Co have been used to install...

Subfloor preparation products and adhesives from F Ball and Co

SUBFLOOR preparation products and adhesives from F Ball and Co have reportedly helped deliver what’s...

F Ball and Co ‘doubles down on recycling’

F BALL and Co says it’s redoubled its efforts to reduce the amount of plastic...

F Ball and Co’s Stopgap 1200 Pro, are specified for areas where infection control is a priority

FLOORING installations in nursing and care homes require special considerations to help support elderly residents...

F Ball and Co’s fast-track, fibre-reinforced transitional adhesive

PRODUCTS from F Ball and Co’s System LVT range, including the company’s fast-track, fibre-reinforced transitional...
Chris-McQuade

Flooring failure fix

Using a real-life example, Chris McQuade provides a fix for a flooring failure resulting froman...

F Ball launches next generation water-mix smoothing underlayment

F BALL and Co has launched Stopgap 1500 AquaPro, the latest addition to what it...

F Ball appoints dedicated retail representatives

F BALL and Co has appointed two sales representatives with the exclusive remit of supporting...

F Ball products support BBC’s DIY SOS

PRODUCTS donated by F Ball and Co, including Stopgap Fast-Track 30 levelling compound and heavy...

F BALL and Co’s Marine Range help optimise the appearance of floorcoverings

F BALL and Co’s Marine Range comprises flooring installation products that are said to help...

F Ball’s Stopgap 1200 Pro ‘high-performance levelling compound offers time-saving solution

WHERE flooring installations in educational settings are part of a refurbishment and face pressure to...

F Ball still tops, but research shows changes are afoot

Two new reports have recently been published by flooring research specialists Leading Edge. These follow...

Refurbishment remedies

Using a real-life example of advice provided by F Ball and Co’s technical service team...

Systems for wood floorcovering installations

When installing wood floorcoverings, contractors should follow the same principles of floorcovering installation while bearing...

Styccobond F48 PLUS fibre-reinforced high temperature grade vinyl adhesive

PRODUCTS from F Ball and Co, including the company’s Styccobond F48 PLUS fibre-reinforced high temperature...

F Ball and Co was used to install multi-coloured custom design floorcoverings

PRODUCTS from F Ball and Co have been used to install multi-coloured custom design floorcoverings...

‘Perfect flooring installation’ for Crystal Endeavour

DELIVERING ‘the perfect flooring installation’ for luxury Crystal cruise ship, the Crystal Endeavour, has reportedly...

Marine markers

New post-Brexit regulations have come into force governing standards that must be met in order...

F Ball and Co to attend Cruise Ships Interiors Expo America

F BALL and Co will use the Cruise Ships Interiors Expo America in Miami to...

F BALL and Co’s new Styccobond F73 PLUS adhesive is suitable for securing entrance matting in a mat well

F BALL and Co’s new Styccobond F73 PLUS adhesive for internal and external heavy-duty applications...

F Ball and Co’s System LVT Range have been used at the White Horse leisure park

PRODUCTS from F Ball and Co’s System LVT Range have been used to install floorcoverings...

F Ball and Co appoints technical support advisor for The Netherlands

UK manufacturer of subfloor preparation products and adhesives for floorcoverings, F Ball and Co has...

F Ball and Co help contractors deliver ‘high quality, durable finish’ for sports hall floor

TECHNICAL support and subfloor preparation products provided by F Ball and Co have helped contractors...

F Ball’s Stopgap Fill and Prime and Styccobond F41 helped create a professional flooring finish

RAISED access panels are commonplace in commercial environments because the elevated structure provides space beneath...

F Ball and Co helps with ‘invaluable community project’

PRODUCTS donated by F Ball and Co, including the company’s Stopgap 1200 Pro levelling compound,...
Chris-McQuade

When do you need a temperature-tolerant adhesive?

Temperature-tolerant adhesives have been developed for installing resilient floorcoverings in areas where temperatures can rise...

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