F. Ball products used in major London housing development

High performance subfloor preparation products from F. Ball and Co. Ltd., the leading manufacturer of flooring adhesives and subfloor preparation products, have been used in a major housing development in London.

Contractors from Hillingdon Flooring Company, based in Slough, were appointed to prepare and install the new floors on the Aylesbury Estate development in Walworth, which comprises 9,000m2 of floor space across five blocks of flats and four blocks of terraced houses.

The job was completed using F. Ball’s Stopgap Green Bag and 114 liquid, a fast setting, protein free smoothing underlayment.

Firstly, the sand/cement screed subfloors were sanded down and a moisture test was taken, which indicated that the subfloors were dry enough to continue without the use of a moisture management system.

After priming the surface with Stopgap P131 general purpose primer, contractors applied Stopgap Green Bag 114 at a 3mm thickness to smooth out any undulations. A spiked roller was then used to remove any trapped air from the smoothing underlayment and smooth out any flow lines, ensuring a more aesthetically pleasing finish.

Stopgap Green Bag 114’s fast setting and high strength properties made it ideal for this development as it dried quickly and was strong enough to withstand heavy-duty foot traffic once work restarted.

Andrew Stroud, Contracts Manager at Hillingdon Flooring Company said:

“We have used F. Ball products for years so we know they are reliable and provide a high standard finish. We know that if we need advice on products F. Ball’s technical support team will be able to help us or recommend the right products for the job.”

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