Plymouth City Centre Offices

City centre space gets makeover with help from F. Ball

Products from F. Ball and Co. Ltd., leading manufacturer of subfloor preparation products, have been used in the refurbishment of a city centre commercial space in Plymouth. Contractors, Lang & Potter, used F. Ball’s new Styccobond F49 Hybrid PS, temperature tolerant, pressure sensitive vinyl adhesive, to install luxury vinyl floorcoverings throughout the 200m2 area.

The site featured floor-to-ceiling windows, making the new Styccobond F49 Hybrid PS adhesive the perfect option for the refurbishment of the flooring. Styccobond F49 Hybrid PS is a temperature tolerant, pressure sensitive vinyl adhesive that combines instant initial grab with ultra-high bond strength to hold vinyl tiles and sheet in place across a huge range of temperatures. It has been designed specifically for use in conditions subject to direct sunlight or extreme fluctuations in temperature, from as low as -20°C and up to +60°C.

The subfloor was firstly prepared with Stopgap 1200 Pro which is a high performance, two component smoothing underlayment that is suitable for use over a wide range of subfloor types and is also suitable for use directly over old adhesive residues, making it the perfect solution for this project.

Mark Wood, Director at Lang and Potter, commented: “This was the first time I’d used the new Styccobond F49 adhesive on a project, and I was particularly impressed with the bond strength and the product’s long open time. I’ve used F. Ball products for most of my career and they always perform well – that, combined with the first class technical support, means that for me, they are amongst the very best on the market.”