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F. Ball Launches RAG 2024

F. Ball Launches Recommended Adhesives Guide (RAG) 2024

F. Ball and Co. Ltd. has unveiled the latest edition of its industry-leading Recommended Adhesives Guide (RAG), which sees new adhesives recommendations for floorcoverings launched by manufacturers over the past 12 months now added to the guide.

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 the annually updated A5 printed book, a continuously 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.

F. Ball’s technical service manager Steve Boulton said: “It is always wise to check the compatibility of adhesives and chosen floorcoverings to ensure against floor failure. The RAG is designed to make this effortless, with recommendations for any of the listed floorcoverings available in an instant, via a smartphone app.”

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.

Steve added: “A recommendation is only included in the guide if we are certain that the resulting bond will perform for the entire lifetime of the floorcovering. With new floorcoverings entering the market all the time, the testing that goes into this is an ongoing task for F. Ball’s Technical Service Department.”

Copies can be requested by e-mailing or calling 01538 361633. 

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