By Gene and
Before You Begin
Unpack the cork tiles and let them acclimate to the room temperature and humidity for at least 24 hours before installing them.
Step 1 : Prepare the subfloor
Remove all traces of old adhesive, paint or other debris by scraping, sanding or scarifying the surface of the subfloor. Use a prybar to emove all base molding around the room and any nails or surface blemishes in the subfloor. It should be clean, sound and level. Use a vacuum with a crevice tool to remove all grit and dirt.
Step 2 : Lay out the tile pattern
Fist dry lay the first few rows of tile to get an idea of the shade variance. Mark the floor into quarters with chalk or a chalk line and strike layout lines on the floor beginning in the center of the room and working your way out to the walls. Follow the lines to install the tile.
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