The UK's leading manufacturer of flooring adhesives and subfloor preparation products, F. Ball and Co. Ltd., has launched Styccobond F5 fast-track vinyl floorcovering adhesive. Fast drying and solvent free, Styccobond F5 has been specifically designed to allow for maximum flexibility when installing a wide range of tile and sheet vinyl floorcoverings in fast-track applications.
The fibre-reinforced formulation of Styccobond F5 has excellent initial grab and fast drying properties that allow for early placement of floorcoverings. Vinyl tiles can be placed immediately, but it is advisable to allow the adhesive to dry for just five minutes, which will significantly reduce the risk of tiles sliding. The highly versatile adhesive also offers an extended open time of up to 90 minutes.
Fast-track Styccobond F5 is suitable for use over structurally sound, smooth, dry, absorbent subfloors of concrete and sand/cement screeds, plywood, hardboard and Stopgap smoothing underlayments. Once a floorcovering has been installed with Styccobond F5, the area can receive foot traffic immediately, minimising the downtime of the area, which is ideal for fast-track projects.
Part of F. Ball's ultimate Fast-Track Solutions system, Styccobond F5 is recommended for use in conjunction with fast-drying Stopgap F78 waterproof surface membrane and Stopgap Fast-Track 30 smoothing underlayment. Comprising the fastest system on the marketplace, these products, combined, will allow a subfloor to be prepared and a floorcovering to be laid in as little as three hours.
Commenting on the launch of Styccobond F5, F. Ball’s Marketing Manager, Richard Harris, said: “You'll never need a faster adhesive for securing vinyl floorcoverings than Styccobond F5, the latest addition to our award-winning Styccobond range. F. Ball listened to the feedback of flooring contractors, who are under increasing pressure to complete jobs to tight deadlines, and as a result we have used cutting edge advancements in adhesive technology to create this latest product in our range of Fast-Track Solutions. These products give UK flooring contractors access to the fastest, high-quality flooring installation system available, allowing vinyl floorcoverings to be installed from start to finish faster than ever before."
Styccobond F5 comes packaged in a 10-litre bucket, with a coverage rate of approximately 5.5m2 per litre with a Styccobond A2 'V' notched trowel, depending on the condition and absorbency of the subfloor.