So cork can be glued


If you do not want or can not use prefinished parquet (for example, in the kitchen and bathroom), you can simply glue cork tiles to create a floor covering. What you have to consider, read here.

Cork also for wet rooms

While cork prefabricated parquet is not suitable for use in wet rooms such as kitchens and bathrooms, you can still use cork tiles as floor covering in these areas and treat them accordingly. So you keep a uniform floor image.

Make sure that the quality of the cork tiles is sufficient and that you have sufficient strength. When using adhesives, you should use environmentally friendly, solvent-free versions. Since you will consume quite a lot of glue, it makes itself felt noticeable in the pollution.

Step by step to the flooring made of cork tiles

  • Leveling compound for the soil
  • primer
  • Korkkleber
  • Cork tiles in sufficient number
  • Sealer for 2 - 3 coats
  • tape measure
  • rubber hammer
  • Roll for glue application
  • Roll for sealing
  • sharpener

1. Check the ground

Your flooring must be completely flat - if not, you must first apply a leveling coat, which you then sand down to keep the primer.

If your screed is perfectly level you can immediately apply a primer and let it dry according to the manufacturer's instructions.

2. Preparation of the installation

If the primer is dry, apply glue to the roll all over the floor and let it dry to specification - changing the color. After venting, you can start laying immediately - you usually have around 3-4 hours to do so.

Lay the cork tiles and the necessary tools at hand during the venting process, so that you can continue working quickly afterwards.

3. Lay cork tiles

Coat the first cork tile on the back with glue, attach it along the laying line and tap it firmly with the rubber mallet. After that, you can proceed to the next tile right away.

Laying lines help you to position the tiles exactly. Lay all tiles in quick succession, but still work carefully.

4. Finishing

Once all the tiles have been laid, you can mount the baseboards and when the adhesive has set, start sealing immediately. The first layer of sealing varnish becomes very thin and the next two layers are applied a bit fuller and stronger at intervals of one day each.

Tips & Tricks

Use only a bright-headed hammer - otherwise you might produce annoying dark streaks on the cork floor - and you certainly do not want that.


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