F. Ball launches high performance Stopgap 1200 Pro
F. Ball and Co. Ltd. has launched Stopgap 1200 Pro, the minimum preparation, maximum performance smoothing underlayment, specially designed for use directly over old adhesive residues, including bitumen and carpet tile tackifiers. The high performance self-smoothing product provides flooring contactors with a professional, cost-effective solution to challenging floors, without the need for mechanical removal or priming.
Utilising the latest cement technology, the latex-free, no ammonia smoothing underlayment achieves fast setting and drying times for preparing sound internal subfloors. Stopgap 1200 Pro has a working time of 20 minutes, a walk-on time of just 60 minutes, and is ready to receive new floorcoverings from four hours.
The smoothing underlayment offers superior flow characteristics and can be used over a wide range of subfloor types including sand/cement screeds, concrete, granolithic paving and ceramic tiles, as well as under and over Stopgap waterproof surface membranes. It is also suitable for patch filling timber floors prior to overlaying with plywood. Furthermore, Stopgap 1200 Pro is low odour and protein-free making it ideally suited for use in clinical and biologically sensitive environments including hospitals, schools and laboratories.
Commenting on the launch of Stopgap 1200 Pro, F. Ball’s Marketing Manager, Richard Harris, said: “The launch of Stopgap 1200 Pro strengthens our commitment to developing and manufacturing high quality, user friendly products for the contract flooring market. F. Ball understands the wants and needs of professional flooring contractors, and that time is most certainly money. We continue to utiilise the latest advancements in cement technology to provide efficient, cost-effective flooring solutions for any installation.”
Stopgap 1200 Pro, packaged in a 20kg sack and 5 litre bottle, can be applied ‘unfilled’ to maximum thickness of 10mm and, filled with a graded aggregate, in applications of up to 30mm. This product is CE marked and also complies with the GEV EMICODE standard EC1 Plus for very low emissions.