F. Ball’s work on board P&O Ferries

F. Ball systems and solutions deliver perfect floor finishes for cruise ships and marine environments

F. Ball and Co. Ltd. manufactures systems and solutions to deliver perfect floor finishes and offers a lifetime guarantee for flooring installations using its recommended products. Acknowledged as the UK’s foremost manufacturer of specialist floor preparation products, the company was founded over 130 years ago, retaining its leading position through a continual programme of product development and improvement.

With a Maritime Equipment Directive (MED) approved range, tested in accordance with International Maritime Organization (IMO) standards, F. Ball marine products have been used to install flooring in some of the world’s most prestigious cruise ships, as well as polar exploration vessels, Mediterranean super yachts, New Orleans paddle steamers showboats, and offshore oil rigs.

F. Ball’s floor preparation range includes levelling compounds used to create a sound, smooth and level base onto which floor coverings are then installed, and flooring adhesives, designed for optimal compatibility with both the floor covering and the usage environment.

The company’s extensive range of specialist adhesives is supported by a comprehensive Recommended Adhesives Guide (RAG), which includes guaranteed adhesive recommendations for over 6000 different floor coverings from 200 international manufacturers.

Each recommendation is included in the guide only after the completion of a rigorous 54-day test programme and endorsement of the recommendation by each floor covering manufacturer.

All of the company’s products are manufactured at F. Ball’s UK production facility, with manufacturing and quality assurance processes certified to international standards ISO 9001, 14001 and 45001.

Commenting on the company’s presence at the Expo, Export Business Manager Jonathan Goold said: “Achieving a perfect finished appearance for the flooring in cruise ships and other marine vessels is as important as every other aspect of the internal décor and furniture. In addition, ensuring the flooring maintains its integrity over the lifetime of the installation – both in terms of appearance and safety – is a critical consideration for any marine environment. F. Ball products are developed and exhaustively tested to ensure that both of these benefits can be guaranteed.”

Register today for free to visit F. Ball at Cruise Ship Interiors Expo Europe, 4-5 December on Stand 600.