Install cork boards professionally

In addition to cork parquet, you can of course also produce cork flooring from cork slabs. How to do that and how to do it step by step, you can read in this article.

Cork slabs laid by yourself

Cork is available either as a prefinished parquet with tongue and groove, which can be laid just as well as laminate - or as cork slabs, which are glued over the entire surface for a floor covering.

The advantage of this is that cork boards that are glued over the entire surface, work much less, so therefore do not need expansion joints, and also can be used with a corresponding surface coating in the kitchen or bathroom, which is not possible with cork flooring due to the high sensitivity to moisture.

Step by step to the flooring made of cork boards

  • Leveling compound
  • primer
  • Korkkleber
  • baseboards
  • sealing lacquer
  • (lighter) rubber mallet
  • tape measure
  • Application roll for cork glue
  • Roll for sealing varnish
  • grinding machine

1. Substrate preparation

First of all, the substrate must be prepared accordingly: New screeds should usually, if they are not completely flat, first receive a leveling layer, which is then sanded again. Of course, the screed must already be ready for use.

On the leveling layer (or the sanded, flat screed) comes after thorough vacuuming a primer layer. Once this has dried, the glue is applied, which first has to air for a few hours. He changes color and becomes transparent.

2. Glue cork tiles together

While the applied adhesive is venting, you should mark the laying lines for the cork tiles and arrange the tiles within reach. Once the glue has dried, place the first tile on the floor with a margin of 2 - 4 mm and tap firmly with the hammer.

Do not forget to coat every single tile on the back with glue before laying it on!

3. End of the installation

When all the tiles have been laid, the baseboards are applied and the floor is once again thoroughly exhausted.

Then you can immediately apply the first layer of sealing varnish, at intervals of normally 12 hours then follow the second and the third layer.

Tips & Tricks

Do not wear shoes when laying and use a bright rubber hammer - so you are guaranteed not to put any dark streaks on your cork floor.

Video Board: How to install a cork roll on a wall.