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frankthetoad 10-16-2007 09:59 AM

Cork Floor Installation
 
I searched the forum for my question, but didn't have much luck...maybe my question is for ultra-novices!

I'm installing a 4mmx 300mm x 600mm Lisbon Cork Sunset glue-down floor this evening. The room is less than 20 sq.ft. and the tiles will be placed directly on the subfloor.

My question is this- I've never glued down a floor and am wondering exactly how to do it? Do I place the adhesive on both the tile and the floor? Do I need to get complete coverage on every inch of the floor and/or tile with the adhesive? How thick should the adhesive be applied?

The adhesive I bought was one from HD for laminate wood or parquet floors.

Thanks!

NateHanson 10-16-2007 11:45 AM

I'd read the adhesive. Probably you trowel it onto the sub-floor with a notched trowel, doing a few square feet at a time, then applying tiles to that area, and moving on. How large an area depends on how long the glue can be open on the floor before it flashes.

Floorwizard 10-17-2007 01:06 PM

Some cork adhesive actually have you adhere the floor AND the tiles, then place on the floor.
just like laying a Formica top with contact cement.

JazMan 10-17-2007 10:41 PM

I don't think so. :no: You wouldn't want to install any multiple piece covering that way. The correct adhesive is a multipurpose latex or even a cove base adhesive is fine. Work backwards and allow to dry 24 hours before stepping on it.

Jaz


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