Monkey Forest, Staffordshire

High temperatures are no problem for Styccobond F48

Securing a luxury vinyl floorcovering in a restaurant subject to high temperature gain from floor-to-ceiling glazing has been successfully achieved using F. Ball and Co. Ltd.’s Styccobond F48 High Temperature Grade Vinyl Adhesive.

The installation was in the restaurant/bar area serving the new ‘Monkey Forest’ at Trentham, Staffs. Here, visitors are invited to walk amongst 140 free roaming Barbary macaques.

Subfloor preparation comprised the application of Stopgap Green Bag floor smoothing underlayment mixed with Stopgap 114 liquid to create a smooth, sound subfloor ready for the installation of the new floorcovering.

Styccobond F48, developed to provide a high resistance to heat and PVC plasticisers, was then used to secure the new vinyl plank throughout the area. Formulated as a safer alternative to traditional reactive adhesives, F48 is solvent-free, non-hazardous and non-flammable.

Its excellent dimensional stability reduces the potential for movement of floorcoverings subject to temperature variations which can lead to tenting and gapping – a common problem in such demanding environments. In addition, the high initial tack and fast drying time make for easier installation. It also allows the floorcovering to be trafficked by foot almost immediately.