Retail Store, Plymouth

F. Ball products bag perfect results in store refurbishment

A range of subfloor preparation products from F. Ball and Co. Ltd., have been used to prepare the subfloor of a store in Plymouth, prior to the installation of vinyl floorcoverings. Stopgap 850 Exterior floor levelling compound, Stopgap F77 waterproof surface membrane and Stopgap P131 primer were used on the 300m2 area, by contractors from Derwent Flooring Plymouth.

The regional F. Ball representative advised the contractors to use Stopgap 850 to bring the subfloor to the same level throughout, to repair the uneven subfloor, prior to the application of a floor smoothing underlayment and adhesive.

Stopgap 850 Exterior was applied over the uneven screed. Stopgap 850 is a non-structural exterior grade levelling compound for use in light to medium duty applications to smooth and level rough or mechanically damaged concrete or sand / cement screeds. It is ideally suited for smoothing areas such as balconies, patios, garages and walkways and is unaffected by rain or frost when set and dried.

Stopgap 850 is also suitable for internal application over damp, uneven concrete and sand/cement screeds, prior to application of Stopgap Waterproof Surface Membranes, which made it the perfect solution for this refurbishment.

There was no structural damp proof membrane previously in place in the store and after applying the Stopgap 850 to provide an even surface, contractors applied Stopgap F77 Waterproof Surface Membrane to act as a moisture barrier over the surface of the subfloor. Stopgap F77 is a solvent free, high performance, two part epoxy resin system, which cures to provide a Waterproof Surface Membrane, capable of impeding the passage of rising damp where relative humidity values are up to 98%.

Stopgap P131 primer was applied over the whole area, to create a surface smooth enough to receive the new floorcoverings.

Commenting on the project, Darren Wills of Derwent Flooring Plymouth, said: “We are very pleased that our F. Ball representative visited the site of this refurbishment and recommended we use Stopgap 850. The combination of F. Ball products that we used, as always, helped us to create a smooth and even subfloor prior to the installation of an adhesive and floorcoverings.”