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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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F. Ball has won the adhesives category at the CFJ/CFA Flooring Industry Awards 2017, for the entire Styccobond range. The awards, hosted by the...

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F. Ball and Co. Ltd. has released its new flooring installation product guide. The guide provides an overview of all categories of F. Ball products...

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F. Ball and Co. Ltd, the UK’s leading manufacturer of flooring adhesives and subfloor preparation products, has announced the appointment of John...

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We were recently delighted to welcome a group of flooring contractors who regularly interact with us via the F. Ball social media channels. The...

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Popular FAQs

Can you apply smoothing underlayment over expansion joints?

No, the expansion joint should be taken up through the floor finish and a suitable expansion joint/cover fitted.


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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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