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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 and Co. Ltd. will use this year’s Flooring Show to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the F. Ball Loyalty Card and to showcase its...


F. Ball is celebrating after being awarded ‘Manufacturer of the Year’ in the 2019 CFJ/CFA awards. The CFJ/CFA awards are voted for by the...


F. Ball has become one of the first companies in the flooring industry to be awarded ISO 45001 certification, the new global standard for the...


F. Ball has introduced a new, more environmentally friendly packaging solution for Stopgap 400 Repair compound and Stopgap 500 Micro floor finishing...

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What adhesive should I use to stick vinyl flooring to a floating chipboard floor?

F. Ball and Co. Ltd would recommend that the chipboard is overlaid with a minimum 6mm thick plywood to stabilise the chipboard. The plywood should then be primed with dilute Stopgap P131 prior to installing the vinyl using the recommended adhesive.

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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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