The Russell Institute, Paisley, Scotland

F. Ball products hold court in the refurbishment of Scottish council offices

Stopgap 1200 Pro High Performance Smoothing Underlayment, Styccobond F3 adhesive and Styccobond F44 acrylic adhesive have been used to install carpet and vinyl floorcoverings as part of the refurbishment of Grade A Listed building, The Russell Institute in Paisley, Scotland.

Flooring contractors were called upon to install 700m2 of floorcoverings in the building, which has been refurbished for use as council offices.

Firstly, Stopgap 1200 Pro smoothing underlayment was applied over the total area. The smoothing underlayment is fast setting and within an hour of application, it was walk-on hard. The fast drying properties of Stopgap 1200 Pro also allow it to be dry enough to receive new floorcoverings from just four hours.

In addition to its fast setting and fast drying formulation, Stopgap 1200 Pro has been specially designed for use directly over old adhesive residues, including bitumen and carpet tile tackifiers, without the need for priming. The high performance, self-smoothing product provides a professional, cost-effective solution to challenging floors, without the need for mechanical removal of adhesive residues.

Styccobond F3 flooring adhesive, which has high strength, good wet grab and is suitable for the installation of most carpets, was used to adhere the carpet floorcoverings.

Finally, Styccobond F44, a solvent-free acrylic emulsion adhesive with strong initial tack and high bond strength, was used to secure the vinyl floorcoverings, providing the listed building with an aesthetically pleasing floor finish, in time for the opening of the new council offices.

John Gavin, Managing Director of Base Flooring Solutions said: “F. Ball products always enable us to create a long lasting and attractive floor finish and this job was no different. We are very glad that our F. Ball representative recommended we use this range of products – we’re very pleased with the end result of our refurbishment of The Russell Institute.”