fball rag guide

F. Ball have a proud heritage in all things sticky. For over 100 years they have been purveyors of adhesives and subfloor preparation products to the contract flooring industry. Their stamp is so widely recognised in the industry and ‘Ball’ is the byword for adhesives.

The RAG is their annual published guide to which adhesive products to choose for any commercial flooring product. It’s the go-to handbook for any flooring professional worth their salt. It lists virtually every flooring product on the market in the UK, and recommends specific glue products for different situations such as:

  • Permanent
  • Release
  • Heavy-Duty / Wet-Areas

F. Ball and Co. Ltd physically test every flooring sample submitted to them, in order to determine which products from their huge rage of solutions will perfectly match the flooring product. COBA now have received recommendations from F. Ball for 15 products lines.


They also have a neat search function on their website that helps track down the data also. You can see the COBA Flooring products that feature in the 2016 guide here. Simply click on the product name to see what has been recommended by the experts.


The RAG (Recommended Adhesives Guide) now has an app available on both the App Store and Google Play. If you prefer the old school method you can even download the PDF.


What they say “Established in 1886, the company’s market leading products are tried and trusted across the contract flooring industry where F. Ball flooring adhesives, smoothing underlayments and ancillary floor preparation products offer proven reliability for applications in many various sectors including commercial, retail, education, healthcare and leisure.”
Source: www.f-ball.com/about-us/history/

So if you’re installing COBA Flooring entrance matting products on your next project be sure to double check with the experts as to which adhesive will stand the test of time.