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25th March 2022

Recycle your empty F Ball buckets

Written by jonathon bright
ambiance vinyl flooring

We can all do our bit for the environment by getting behind this campaign to recycle F Ball yellow buckets. Our showroom can take your old yellow buckets, so why not drop them off the next time you visit.

Recycle your empty F Ball buckets

F Ball & Co and Recofloor recycling scheme

Ball has teamed up with Recofloor, a nationwide vinyl take-back programme, to provide flooring contractors the ability to recycle the plastic buckets and bottles used in many of its products.

Recofloor has designated drop-off facilities at select flooring suppliers where contractors may recycle old and unused vinyl flooring. Smooth uplifted vinyl flooring is recycled into traffic control equipment including cones and sign bases, while vinyl offcuts are transformed into new vinyl floorcoverings.

Recofloor has gathered almost 4,400 tonnes of flooring (or 1,472,000 square metres) – the equivalent of 206 Wembley football pitches! It is predicted that this has resulted in a reduction of 765 tonnes of CO2 emissions from the flooring industry.

Commenting on the yellow bucket recycling scheme, F. Ball Managing Director Mark Hughes said: “Having introduced recycled/recyclable alternatives for our 5 litre bottles, which have been well received by the industry, we are now delighted to partner with Recofloor to provide a channel whereby contractors can dispose of them, as well as other recyclable F. Ball buckets and bottles, in order that they are recycled properly. If the trial is successful, we will be rolling it out nationally, so I encourage customers of participating distributors to take advantage of the service.”

We are proud that Ambiance has been selected to be a recycling point for F Ball yellow buckets.

About Ambiance

We are a leading provider of luxury vinyl flooring in Coventry and throughout the United Kingdom. We are a Coventry-based family business that offers a wide choice of luxury vinyl flooring and high-quality flooring services for retail, commercial, and residential applications. Our flooring is available in a variety of distinctive, adaptable designs with great aesthetics that are easy to match with all sorts of fixtures and fittings.

We also offer a range of adhesives, screeds, levellers and smoothing compounds to make sure you have everything you need to do a great job. All our products are carefully selected and based on years of experience.

We are fitter friendly and whatever your job, we’ve got you covered.

F Ball & Co Yellow Bucket Product range

F46 Pressure Sensitive Acrylic Adhesive


STYCCOBOND F46 is an acrylic polymer emulsion adhesive that dries to a permanent sticky coating without the need of solvents. It’s meant to offer strong initial tack and a high bond strength, and it’s utilised to prevent the occurrence of trowel serrations shadowing through thin vinyl flooring. It is resistant to biodegradation and may be used over standard underfloor heating systems.

F49 Pressure Sensitive Adhesive


STYCCOBOND F49 HYBRID PS is a water-based pressure sensitive adhesive for attaching vinyl floorcoverings that is temperature resistant. It’s intended for use in conservatories, rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows, and other situations where floorcoverings must withstand high temperature changes. It has a high bond strength and a strong initial tack.

F44 Acrylic Adhesive from F-Ball - Flooring Supplies from Ambiance


STYCCOBOND F44 is a solvent-free acrylic emulsion adhesive with a high binding strength, excellent initial tack, and a long open time. It is resistant to biodegradation and may be installed over standard underfloor heating systems.

The full F Ball & Co product range

If you want to see the full range of F Ball products, and links to the manufacturers website for full product specs and details, then check out our blog F. Ball & Co Flooring Supplies.


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