High performance smoothing underlayments and adhesives from F. Ball and Co. Ltd. have been used in the refurbishment of a branch of Rabobank, in Langedijk, North Holland. Stopgap P131 general purpose primer, Stopgap 300 HD heavy-duty floor smoothing underlayment and Styccobond F44 acrylic adhesive were used to provide a durable and aesthetically pleasing floor finish for the well known bank.
After removing existing PVC floorcoverings, contractors from Rocco de Vries Woning en Projectstoffering sanded down adhesive residues to provide a sound base, free from contamination. After checking that the sand/cement subfloor was dry enough to proceed, Stopgap P131 primer was applied to promote adhesion and prevent unacceptable rapid drying of the smoothing underlayment.
Stopgap 300 HD was applied by trowel at a 3mm thickness to the 250m² area. Stopgap 300 HD is a fast drying, self-levelling smoothing underlayment, suitable for use in light to heavy-duty areas prior to the installation of new floorcoverings. The heavy-duty smoothing underlayment will accommodate the expected high level of daily footfall of customers and staff at the bank.
Styccobond F44 was then used to adhere Leoxx Expona and 2Tec2 durable PVC floorcoverings to the smoothing underlayment, creating an attractive, long-lasting floor finish throughout the building. F44 is a solvent-free acrylic emulsion adhesive, ideal for the installation of vinyl floorcoverings due to its high bond strength, strong initial tack and long open time.
Rocco de Vries, of Rocco de Vries Woning en Projectstoffering, said of the project: "I have been using F. Ball products since they first became available in Holland. I choose them because of their very good quality, great prices and excellent support. Everybody at F. Ball is very friendly and easy to work with, I've never had any problems with an F. Ball product."