F. Ball debuted its latest water-mix smoothing underlayments at The Flooring Show 2022

F. Ball and Co. Ltd. used this year’s Flooring Show to debut Stopgap 1500 AquaPro; the next-generation of water-mix smoothing underlayments.

Visitors to the F. Ball stand were able to watch live demonstrations featuring Stopgap 1500 AquaPro, alongside other fast-track floor preparation products, Stopgap Micro Rapid and Styccobond F58 PLUS.

These were delivered by F. Ball’s head of training, plus experts from the company’s technical service department on the stand’s live demonstration area, which returns to Harrogate following a positive reception from flooring professionals after its successful debut at last year’s show.

Stopgap 1500 AquaPro uses the latest technology to provide a high-performance water-mix smoothing underlayment that can be applied over old adhesive residues, including bitumen, carpet tile tackifiers and ceramic tile adhesives, eliminating the need for mechanical preparation. In such applications, there is no need to prime beforehand, saving further time and expense. Fast-setting and fast-drying, it is walk-on hard in as little as 60 minutes after application and ready to receive floorcoverings from just four hours.

Stopgap Micro Rapid is an ultra-smooth, flexible, rapid-drying floor finishing compound for creating a flawlessly smooth subfloor finish.

The fast-drying formulation of Styccobond F58 PLUS enables LVT tiles and planks to be secured from just five minutes following application of the adhesive, allowing for a much speedier installation time.

The product transitions from a wet-lay adhesive when initially applied to a subfloor, through a semi-wet stage to become fully pressure sensitive, while fibres in the formulation provide resistance to lateral movement – an advantage when creating complex designs and patterns.

Representatives from the F. Ball Marketing, Sales and Liaison teams were on hand throughout the exhibition to answer any questions that visitors may have about F. Ball’s products and technical support including free training courses delivered at F. Ball’s Centre of Excellence in Staffordshire. Flooring contractors could also register for the free training courses at the F. Ball stand, in addition to being able to sign up to the Ball Rewards scheme, which gives contractors cashback each time they purchase F. Ball products, as well as a range of exclusive benefits including the opportunity to enter regular competitions and extra cashback on promotional products.

Thursday, October 6, 2022