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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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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 is pleased to announce the appointment of Sybille Gambert as Export Business Officer, to further strengthen the company’s export department....


F. Ball and Co. Ltd. will showcase its latest product developments at the world’s largest floor coverings exhibition: Domotex 2019, in Hannover,...


F. Ball has appointed Jenny Barnett to a newly created role of SHEQ Manager, responsible for health and safety, environmental management and quality...


We are proud to announce that we are replacing our traditional 5 litre plastic bottles, used for gauging liquids, tackifiers and primers, with 100%...

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Is priming a subfloor necessary?

In general the answer is yes, although there are some instances where priming is not necessary as explained below. Priming of absorbent floors reduces the absorbency. This will increase the open time of the adhesive thus reducing the possibility of late placing. In addition, it will reduce the possibility of pin holing that can occur […]

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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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