Social media groups training day

Contractors have attended an exclusive training day at F. Ball’s training centre.

A group of flooring contractors who regularly engage with F. Ball through our social media channels have attended an exclusive training day at F. Ball’s state-of-the-art training centre in Leek, Staffordshire.

Fourteen flooring professionals from around the UK visited F. Ball in May, where they were given technical briefings on and demonstrations of F. Ball’s most recent and specialised products. These products included Styccobond F49 Hybrid PS, a temperature tolerant, pressure sensitive vinyl adhesive for use where floorcoverings are subject to extreme temperature fluctuations, Stopgap 1100 specialist smoothing underlayment for use over calcium sulphate screeds and F. Ball’s high-performance waterproof surface membranes.

The contractors who attended the training day learnt about the technical features of the products and how to get the most out of them. They then tested the adhesives and smoothing underlayments for themselves in the purpose-built demonstration facility.

The day also provided the chance for contractors to meet and network with their peers in the flooring industry. Several of those attending were members of Facebook flooring forum ‘Talk Floor’, which has over 60 members. For them, it was a chance to meet in person for the first time.

David Merrilees, who owns a flooring company in Preston and was present on the day commented: “I thoroughly enjoyed the day at F. Ball’s head office. The training facility there is brilliant. It was great to learn about new F. Ball products and meet other flooring contractors. The staff at F. Ball were really accommodating and did everything they could to make us feel welcome throughout the day.”