Waterside Residential Development, Swansea

Swansea Marina residential installation smooth-sailing thanks to F. Ball

F. Ball products have been used to install floorcoverings in a newly-built waterside residential development at Swansea Marina.

Flooring contractors used Stopgap 1200 Pro high-performance levelling compound, Styccobond F44 acrylic adhesive and Styccobond F46 pressure sensitive adhesive to install a combination of LVT and vinyl sheet floorcoverings throughout the three-storey building, including in its communal areas and 55 one and two-bedroom apartments.

Before any preparation work began, moisture tests were carried out on the building’s concrete subfloors, using F. Ball’s digital hygrometer, to determine levels of subfloor moisture. In this case, the tests indicated that RH levels were below 75% on each floor, so contractors could proceed with preparing the subfloors.

Stopgap 1200 Pro high-performance levelling compound was used to create a smooth base ready for the receipt of floorcoverings on all levels of the development. Contractors further safeguarded against pinholing by rolling over areas with an F. Ball spiked roller while the levelling compound was still wet.

Contractors then used Styccobond F44 acrylic adhesive to install oak-effect Polyflor vinyl sheet in the kitchens and bathrooms of each of the property’s apartments. Styccobond F44 was also used to install purple Polyflor vinyl sheet floorcoverings in the building’s corridors, stairways and other communal areas.

Styccobond F46 pressure sensitive acrylic adhesive was used to install Polyflor wood-effect vinyl planks in the living areas of each of the apartments.

Commenting on the project, Grant Cox, operations director at Puma Floors Ltd., said: “It was a big project, and we had to work quickly to install floorcoverings in different areas once the builders completed different sections of the development. The speed with which we could work thanks to the products we were using meant that we were always on top of things.”