F. Ball launches RAG® 2023

F. Ball and Co. Ltd. is celebrating the launch of the 50th issue of its industry-acclaimed Recommended Adhesives Guide (RAG®) with a golden giveaway.

Golden tickets have been hidden inside 50 copies of the 2023 edition of the guide, with the lucky recipients entitled to claim one of a range of prizes. Copies will automatically be sent to members of F. Ball’s Ball Rewards scheme and can also be requested for free.

F. Ball’s sales director, Darren Kenyon, explained: “It is always recommended that flooring professionals check the compatibility of chosen floorcoverings and adhesives to ensure that the resulting bond will perform as required for the lifetime of the installation. For 50 years, the RAG® has made this process effortless. We wanted to celebrate the milestone by giving contractors the chance to win a range of prizes.”

The origins of the RAG® can be traced back to 1973. Each year since, F. Ball has published an update to what has evolved into the industry’s leading guide to floorcovering-adhesive compatibility.

The RAG® 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.

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

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.


Download a digital version of the RAG® 2023 here!


To request a hard copy of the RAG® 2023 please either call us on 01538 361633 or e-mail us at mail@f-ball.co.uk.


RAG® Guide

Tuesday, January 3, 2023