Cromer Pier

F. Ball’s Styccobond F49 adhesive creates show-stopper finish for Cromer Pier bar

Selected for its temperature tolerance and water resistance, Styccobond F49 Hybrid PS vinyl adhesive has been used to install a luxury vinyl tile (LVT) floor finish at the Pavilion Bar on Norfolk’s Cromer Pier, where the subfloor is made up of the pier’s 151-metre-long wooden boardwalk that stretches out over the North Sea.

The Pavilion Bar is situated within the Pavilion Theatre at the end of Cromer Pier, where theatre-goers can enjoy refreshments before a show or during the interval.

Flooring contractors. were hired to refurbish the bar floor ahead of BBC television programme ‘Antiques Roadshow’ shooting an episode from the pier, in anticipation of the thousands of visitors the TV show would attract to the area.

Prior to the installation of Altro Wood Safety luxury vinyl tiles, the 120m2 bar floor was previously covered with carpet tiles that had become worn over the years. Contractors took up these tiles and installed 6mm Hanson SP101 plywood sheets. These sheets were securely screwed down over the boardwalk subfloor, prior to installing the vinyl tiles.

Styccobond F49 was applied by contractors prior to the installation of LVTs. Unlike other water-based adhesives, Styccobond F49 is resistant to water, making it the ideal choice for an installation such as this situated directly above the sea.

Commenting on the project, A W Flooring (Norfolk) Ltd. director, Andrew Webster, said: “We use F. Ball products most days because they’re solid, reliable, and great to use. Styccobond F44 and F46 are our go-to adhesives, but we used Styccobond F49 on the advice of our F. Ball technical representative for its water-resistant properties, which was perfect for this job. You can always trust in the yellow bucket.”