Laying cork floor tiles

levelling floor for cork tiles

The Guardian, Saturday 20 November 2010

I plan to lay cork tiles on a concrete kitchen floor. Would you recommend self-adhesive or ready-sealed?

“Both are easy to use,” says DIY guru Julian Cassell. “Prepare the floor properly and you’ll have no problem. First, it must be dry, so if it is newly laid, wait three months. It must also be level – if not, use a self-levelling compound (around £15 for 25kg, from DIY outlets). The floor must also be spotless, as even tiny pieces of grit may show through to the cork surface. Before fitting, give the floor a coat of PVA solution (one part PVA to five parts water) and leave to dry. Once the tiles are down, apply further sealant.”


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