The British Library

F. Ball’s Stopgap Fill and Prime in The British Library’s good books

Stopgap Fill and Prime, a two component, fast drying and flexible cement-based primer has been used to create a smooth subfloor surface prior to the installation of floorcoverings, as part of the refurbishment of Grade I listed building, The British Library.

Flooring contractors were subcontracted to install 800m2 of flooring in a total refurbishment of the library, which is the second largest library in the world and holds over 150 million items.

When contractors arrived on the site, the old floorcoverings had already been taken up to reveal a subfloor of raised access metal panels. Stopgap Fill and Prime was selected to fill in the gaps between the raised access panels and create a smooth, even and primed subfloor.

Styccobond F40 high tack dual bond adhesive, with its ability to provide a peelable bond for release underlays, was used to adhere the carpet in the library.

Kevin Roberts, project manager of Rosemount Flooring, said: “We use F. Ball products on every flooring installation that we complete and we can always be sure that they will enable us to create an aesthetically pleasing and durable floor finish. Stopgap Fill and Prime was no exception – it provided the perfect solution to filling in gaps in the subfloor during our refurbishment of the iconic British Library and we were very pleased with the end result.”