Cork Floor Installation - Flooring - DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum

Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Flooring


Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-16-2007, 09:59 AM   #1
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Norcross, GA
Posts: 29
Rewards Points: 25

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.



frankthetoad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2007, 11:45 AM   #2
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Downeast Maine
Posts: 999
Rewards Points: 500

Cork Floor Installation

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.


NateHanson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-2007, 01:06 PM   #3
Floorwizard's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Alaska!
Posts: 1,522
Rewards Points: 1,000

Cork Floor Installation

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.
Floorwizard is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-2007, 10:41 PM   #4
JazMan's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Troy, Michigan
Posts: 4,949
Rewards Points: 3,806

Cork Floor Installation

I don't think so. 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.

TILE GUY - retired- TROY, MI - Method & Product suitability consulting.

I have NEVER made a mistake, I thought I did ONCE, but, I was WRONG! A+ BBB rating - est. 1987 - over 50 yrs. exp.
JazMan is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Use cork tiles under basement carpet Tech7 Flooring 2 03-20-2011 07:15 PM
Cork on a deck?? bkrafty Flooring 2 05-21-2007 10:58 PM
Installing Cork Flooring tjshoup Flooring 2 02-28-2007 11:11 PM
Cork Floors flysndoc Flooring 10 02-17-2007 03:50 PM

Top of Page | View New Posts