F. Ball launches RAG® 2022

F. Ball and Co. Ltd. has unveiled an updated version of its highly anticipated F. Ball Recommended Adhesives Guide (RAG®), which includes new floorcoverings launched by manufacturers during 2021 and F. Ball’s Styccobond F58 PLUS adhesive, which also made its debut during the year.

The RAG® 2022 enables contractors and specifiers to quickly check the compatibility of F. Ball adhesives with over 6,000 branded floorcoverings from over 200 leading international floorcovering manufacturers – offering flooring professionals the most comprehensive guide to floorcovering-adhesive compatibility available.

The RAG® is available as a printed A5 booklet and a constantly updated digital version is available on the F. Ball website and as an app, downloadable from the Apple App Store or Google Play.

A new adhesive addition this year is F. Ball’s newly released Styccobond F58 PLUS, a fast-drying, fibre-reinforced pressure sensitive adhesive for LVTs. The product transitions from a wet-lay adhesive when initially applied to a subfloor, through a semi-wet stage to become fully pressure sensitive. When used in its wet state, it is also suitable for the installation of rubber floorcoverings up to 2.5mm thick.

Recommendations are only included in the guide after the completion of a rigorous 56-day testing programme at F. Ball’s state-of-the-art testing facilities and following endorsement by the relevant floorcovering manufacturer. Furthermore, every recommendation listed guarantees the resulting bond performance for the entire lifetime of the flooring installation – as long as the advised subfloor preparation and installation procedures are followed – giving flooring professionals peace of mind.

F. Ball’s Sales Director, Darren Kenyon, said: “Our team continuously strives to meet the needs of flooring professionals by working closely with them and developing installation products based on their feedback and the new floorcoverings launched into the market.

“The RAG® is designed to make adhesive selection effortless, with recommendations for any of the listed floorcoverings available in an instant, via a smartphone app. It’s the one Recommended Adhesives Guide that contractors can’t afford to be without.”

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

Wednesday, December 22, 2021