Need recommendation for Cork tile adhesive

Old 08-23-05, 02:12 PM
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Need recommendation for Cork tile adhesive

I had to repair a section of floor that had dry rot. Fortunately I still have some of the original tiles that the previous owner used. The "how to" section of the website says cork tile is usually put down with "wood adhesive" Can anybody recommend an appropriate product? Thanks.
Old 09-13-05, 09:54 PM
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Do you know what brand the previous owner used? Flooring products usually recommend using their own adhesive. Plus knowing what brand will also help you determine if you really need cork adhesive (it's possible to just float the floor, if the installation instructions say so)

If you don't know what brand it is maybe you could try xxxxxxx from Try this: http://www.xxxxxxxxxx/html

Hope that helps!

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I have always used contact cement.

NaturalCork, a well known cork manufacturer, sends the 3M contact cement with the order.

Be sure to prime the substrate first, before the adhesive is applied to bothe the substrate and the back of the tile. Let it flash off for about 5 to 10 minutes so when you touch the adhesive, it doesn't transfer to your finger.
Make sure the tile is where you want it!!! It grabs and sticks! Especially the solvent based contact. Waterbased is a little more forgiving, but the bond isn't as great either.

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