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F. Ball and Co. Ltd. – the UK’s leading manufacturer of¬†flooring adhesives and floor preparation products for the contract flooring industry.

This site contains a wealth of information on our extensive product range, along with a selection of videos demonstrating their application.

The company keeps abreast of market developments by continually monitoring the needs of installers, distributors and specifiers and by maintaining on-going and close liaison with floorcovering manufacturers.

In order to provide our customers with a first class service, we offer expert technical advice and support in a variety of ways. Our Technical Service Department is available during the working day to answer any queries over the phone or by e-mail. On-site support is provided by a team of Technical Representatives, covering the UK and Ireland. A range of technical literature is also published by F. Ball including the annual ‘Recommended Adhesive Guide’ (RAG), featuring adhesive recommendations for over 5,000 floorcoverings from over 200 leading international floorcovering manufacturers

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RAG Guide

Welcome to F. Ball's Recommended Adhesives Guide - the most authorative guide to floorcovering and adhesive compatibility. Using this search facility you will be able to identify the latest recommendations for the most appropriate adhesives to use with over 5,500 brand name floorcoverings from over 200 leading manufacturers.

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Leading manufacturer of subfloor preparation products, F. Ball and Co. Ltd, will be showcasing their most popular high performance flooring products...

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Mark Hughes has been appointed Managing Director of F. Ball and Co Ltd. as James Igoe, who held the post since 2003, takes over as Chairman. Mark...

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F. Ball and Co. Ltd. has been voted first choice for flooring adhesives and smoothing compounds for our Styccobond and Stopgap ranges, respectively,...


F. Ball is proud to be a sponsor of the 2016 KMF Young Engineer of the Year scheme, supporting students from Westwood College in Leek.

Popular FAQs

Do you need to prime smoothing underlayment prior to the application of adhesives?

No, most smoothing underlayments are polymer modified and have a controlled level of absorbency.

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F. Ball is proud to be one of the longest serving members of the Providers Network providing RIBA approved CPD to architects and other specifiers. To request a CPD presentation or to see the latest NBS and BIM specifications click below

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