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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 for installing a wide 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 formulation launch, Styccobond F3 is still the UK’s most used adhesive for textile floorcoverings, says F Ball.

‘The adhesive offers excellent wet-grab, rapidly builds up a high bond strength and is protected against biodegradation. It can be applied over Stopgap smoothing 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.’

The company continues: ‘It can also be used as part of a dual bond system, where an adhesive that creates a peelable bond is used to prevent underlay moving laterally when subject to normal foot traffic, while allowing it to be easily lifted without causing damage to the subfloor.

‘Styccobond F3 is then used to adhere carpet to the underlay to deliver an installation that won’t ruck, move or lift throughout its working life, but can be conveniently removed and replaced when it comes to refurbishing floors.

‘Styccobond F3 is compatible with most carpets and over 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 over 200 manufacturers. A constantly updated version of the RAG is available on the F Ball website and as a mobile app, which is free to download from the Apple App store or Google Play.’

Alternatively, contractors can contact F Ball’s technical service department between 8.30am-5.00pm, Monday to Friday for advice on floorcovering-adhesive compatibility.

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