Natural Cork Decorative Wall Tile
You must read and understand these instructions completely
before beginning installation. Responsibility for the
suitability of cork Wall Tile or the adhesive for each
individual case cannot be assumed by the manufacture or retailer
since we have no influence on the installer’s proper
application. Should an individual Wall Tile be doubtful as to
appearance or dimension the installer should not use this piece.
The manufacture will send a replacement in a timely manner.
It is important for cork to acclimate. Therefore, cartons of
cork Wall Tiles should be stored out of their packaging at the
job site for a minimum of 72-hours prior to installation. During
storage and installation, maintain temperature and relative
humidity to a level that is consistent to the conditions that
will prevail when the building is occupied. Heating or air
conditioning should be used for an appropriate length of time
prior and during installation. With improper acclimation, tiles
could expand or contract excessively after installation.
Cork is a natural product. Just like wood, cork tile will
vary in shade or pattern definition. Cork is subject to the
normal behavior of expansion during periods of high humidity and
contraction during periods of low humidity (usually the heating
season). With cork, visible signs of expansion and contraction
can be kept to a minimum by stabilizing the building through
temperature and humidity control, allowing for proper
acclimatization of the product prior to installation, and
priming the substrate with a compatible color (black or brown).
||Substrate must be clean, smooth, and
free of moisture. Substrate can be drywall, plywood,
particleboard, cured dry concrete. Do not use over
||Paint substrate a dark color closely approximating
the color of Natural Cork Wall Tile being installed. Let
paint completely dry. It is always a good idea to spot
test for adhesion prior to installation.
||If it is no the peel and stick: Wall tile adhesive
must be used to install the wall tiles
If it is the peel an stick designs: Peel the paper barrier off back of each tile and
install cork over the primed substrate. Tiles should be
staggered: start on the first row with a full-size tile,
the second row with a half-sized tile, and so on. For
the best visual effect, measure the center point of the
wall and start installing from the middle out. Do not
apply too much pressure when placing the tiles so they
may be repositioned if necessary. Firm pressure will
cause the tiles to set permanently.
||Once the whole area has been installed, roll cork
with a wall roller to remove any air bubbles and insure
a proper bond. Roll several times in every direction.
Roll again a minimum of 12 hours after installation.
Natural Cork Wall Tile is protected with a factory wax finish.
No other finishing is required. Wall Tile cannot be stained.
Natural Cork Wall Tile
cork wall tile for commercial or
||12” x 24” x 1/8”
Rivers, Brisa, Dalila, Renoir
||370 kg/m3 or 23
Flame Spread: 25
Smoke density: 250
Passes class 1 for commercial