F Ball - F46 Pressure Sensitive Acrylic Adhesive

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F Ball - F46 Pressure Sensitive Acrylic Adhesive
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F Ball - F46 (15ltr) Pressure Sensitive Acrylic Adhesive

STYCCOBOND F46 is a solvent free acrylic polymer emulsion adhesive that dries to a permanent tacky film. It is used to reduce the incidence of trowel serrations shadowing through thin vinyl flooring and is designed to give strong initial tack and a high bond strength. It is protected against biodegradation and is suitable for use over normal underfloor heating installations.

STYCCOBOND F46 can be used for securing a wide range of sheet and tile floorcoverings. 

STYCCOBOND F46 can also be applied to STOPGAP smoothing underlayments, structurally sound, smooth, dry subfloors of concrete and sand/cement screed, plywood, flooring grade chipboard and hardboard. Sound flooring grade asphalt must be skimmed with a minimum of 3mm of the appropriate STOPGAP smoothing underlayment. 

STYCCOBOND F46 can be applied directly to STOPGAP Waterproof Surface Membranes and other non-absorbent subfloors where the surface finish is smooth enough to permit the installation of resilient floorcoverings.

Technical Information:

  • Appearance: Viscous Liquid
  • Colour: White
  • Available in 15ltr and 5ltr capacity
  • Drying Time (approx.): 40 minutes depending on temperature, humidity and absorbency of the subfloor
  • Coverage (approx.): 3m2 per litre with a 1.5mm x 3mm (A2) OR 4m2 per litre with a STYCCOBOND fine notch (A1) OR 5m2 per litre with 1.5mm x 5mm trowel

    15 litres Tub = 75m2 with a 1.5mm x 3mm trowel
    15 litres Tub = 60m2 with a STYCCOBOND fine notch (A1)
    15 litres Tub = 45m2 with 1.5mm x 5mm trowel

    5 litres Tub = 25m2 with a 1.5mm x 3mm trowel
    5 litres Tub = 20m2 with a STYCCOBOND fine notch (A1)
    5 litres Tub = 15m2 with 1.5mm x 5mm trowel

    Note: Coverage rates will depend on the condition and absorbency of the subfloor


Holding the trowel at an angle of 60°, spread the adhesive evenly over the subfloor. Following the floorcovering manufacturers laying instructions and using the guidelines given below, place the floorcovering into the adhesive and press from the centre outwards to exclude any air; then roll from end to end and side to side using the 68kg flooring roller. 1 to 4 hours later roll again in two directions

Absorbent surfaces - Apply the adhesive using a STYCCOBOND 1.5mm x 3mm (A2) or 1.5mm x 5mm ‘V’ notched trowel then immediately roll with a paint roller, which has been pre-wetted with adhesive, to obtain a smooth, uniform appearance, to minimise adhesive grin through. Alternatively use the STYCCOBOND FINE NOTCH trowel. Floorcoverings can be placed into the adhesive immediately although it is advisable, when installing tiles, to leave the adhesive for approximately 10 minutes before placing the flooring, reducing the potential for sliding.

Non-absorbent surfaces - Apply the adhesive as previously described but allow the adhesive to dry to a firm tack before laying the floorcovering. When installing vinyl tiles, apply the adhesive with a STYCCOBOND 1.5mm x 3mm (A2) or 1.5mm x 5mm ‘V’ notched trowel, then roll with a paint roller pre-wetted with the adhesive. Roll tiles immediately after placement into the dry adhesive film using a 68kg flooring roller. Alternatively a STYCCOBOND FINE NOTCH (A1) trowel may be used if preferred.

Do not use the paint roller to extend the area covered by the adhesive, as this will reduce adhesion.

Note: When trowelling the adhesive directly onto cured STOPGAP Waterproof Surface Membranes, ensure that the membrane is not damaged or punctured by the trowel.

For any areas under question please consult the F Ball Technical team.


Do not apply loads or move furniture on the floorcovering until the adhesive has fully set. Do not weld vinyl floorcoverings until the adhesive has had sufficient time to develop a good bond, normally 24 hours.


1.5mm x 3mm (A2), STYCCOBOND Fine Notch (A1), or 1.5mm x 5mm ‘V’ notched trowel, F. Ball 68kg flooring roller, Trimming knife, STYCCOBOND paint roller. Tools should be cleaned with warm soapy water while the adhesive is still wet.


Store between 5ºC and 30°C. Protect from frost.

Shelf Life:

12 months in unopened containers stored under good conditions.

Delivery Information

We aim to dispatch all orders within 2 working day of receipt. Occasionally public holidays, weekends, weather events, or extremely busy periods may result in extended delivery times. In these circumstances, we will endeavour to communicate with you about the delay and resolve and resulting issues.

Please note that we do not make delivery date promises, however:

- Orders placed before 1pm on a weekday will be processed the same day.

- Orders placed after 1pm on a weekday will be processed the following morning. 

- Orders placed after 1pm on Thursday will be processed and dispatched the following day and out for delivery the following Monday (if Next Day Delivery is selected).

- Orders placed after 1pm on Fridays will be processed and dispatched on the following Monday.

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UK Mainland Delivery Options:


Free Delivery: Applicable for orders of £125 excl. VAT and above
(Monday – Friday, excluding public holidays)


Collect From Store: 41 Markfield Road, London N15 4QA
(Monday – Friday, 9am–5pm excluding public holidays)


Standard Delivery: 3-5 Working Days
(Monday – Friday, excluding public holidays)


Express Delivery: Next Working Day
(Monday – Friday, excluding public holidays)

Out Of Zone Delivery Surcharges:

Isle of Wight

£12.50 per item (3-5 Working Days)

Isles of Scilly

£12.50 per item (3-5 Working Days)

Northern Ireland

£25.00 per item (3-5 Working Days)

Western Isles

£25.00 per item (3-5 Working Days)

Shetland Isles

£30.00 per item (3-5 Working Days)


£30.00 per item (3-5 Working Days)

Isle Of Man

£30.00 per item (3-5 Working Days)

Channel Islands

£30.00 per item

Republic of Ireland

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