F. Ball launches 2021 RAG®

Flooring professionals can now claim their free copy of the latest edition of F. Ball’s industry-acclaimed Recommended Adhesives Guide (RAG®), which lists the compatibility of the company’s adhesives with over 6,000 branded floorcoverings from over 200 leading international manufacturers.

In addition to an A5 printed book, a constantly updated version of the guide is available on the F. Ball website here, and as a mobile app, which is free to download from the Apple App store or Google Play.

The 2021 guide has been updated to include adhesive recommendations for floorcoverings introduced by manufacturers during the last year and also includes compatibility recommendations for F. Ball’s new Styccobond F73 PLUS one-part adhesive for internal and external heavy-duty applications, which launched in 2020.

Recommendations are only included in the guide after the completion of a rigorous 54-day testing programme at F. Ball’s state-of-the-art testing facilities and following endorsement by the relevant floorcovering manufacturer. This makes the F. Ball RAG® the most trusted and comprehensive guide to floorcovering-adhesive compatibility available.

So confident is F. Ball in the recommendations featured in the guide that it is able to guarantee the resulting bond performance for the entire lifetime of the flooring installation, as long as the advised subfloor preparation and installation procedures are followed.

F. Ball’s sales director, Darren Kenyon, said: “Using a flooring adhesive that is incompatible with a chosen floorcovering can result in floor failure, requiring costly remedial work, so it is always recommended that contractors check the compatibility of adhesives with particular floorcoverings. F. Ball’s RAG® provides a convenient and reliable way of doing this, providing peace of mind that is supported by our guarantee.

“The guide is available in several formats, including an app for both iOS and Android, allowing contractors to get trusted advice on floorcovering-adhesive compatibility via the smartphone in their pocket at any time.”

A copy of the printed guide can be requested by e-mailing mail@f-ball.co.uk or calling 01538 361633.

Friday, February 26, 2021