|Installation directly to Walls of Forbo Cork|
Indoff - nationwide sales
Tools special tooling
Warning => Installation direct to walls requires trained,
experienced installers or real sharp novices. Notes from Forbo
Installation video. This does not cover the full installation
so Please read the factory cork/bulletin board install brochure before doing your installation. If you need extra advice call Forbo at (800)233-0475 hit 3 technical help then 1 for Master Mechanic help. They also have a video about installation.
Don't forget to buy our adhesive especially for wall applications!!!!
The wall installation problems come from ...............
1) the cork comes in rolls and has a set. You must massage end curl to avoid puffing.
2) the cork weights one lb per sq ft
3) the glue has to be fast setting ...... Adhesive is applied to wall and you must go into adhesive wet. The number one reason for cork popping off the wall is glue was dry and set up time was missed. Adhesive should not be spread more then one peice.
There are 2 installation methods
Pattern Scribe using felt tracing pattern where cork will be cut to exact size and no molding used
Make sure arrows on back are all running the same way for the grain to match. Do not reverse lay. Plumb line should be used for the first piece of material. Cut off Factory edge approx 1/2"
Overlap seams for double cut method approx 1/2".. Seams should be lines up and reference marks made prior to moving material to the wall. Dust and dirt must be removed from the wall with a damp rag.
Avoid repositioning. Bubbles should be rolled side to side and top to bottom
Cork may appear to have a yellow color to it as it is being installed. This is know as "Drying Room Yellowing" and will dissipate with the natural or artificial light.
Bare Sheet Rock- Inspect for dents prepare surface as you would for paint
Porous Surfaces- Wall must be primed. Adhesive will absorb into wall if it is not primed and cork will pop off.
Also see factory instructions at Install Forbo
See our glue recommendations at Glue and cutting tool information.
Cutting tool- from what I understand are not use by the truly experienced but they can be helpful, see glue page.
If you think the wall install will be to difficult you can put the cork on 1/8" hardboard and have it dry and set while laying flat. Then putting the cork coated panels up is a piece of cake.
There is no Warrantee to cover a botched installation and there is a restocking charge for returned cork (Even Untouched Full Rolls) so be sure you can handle the installation.
Installation tips relayed to me by a Pro for on the wall installation of Forbo Cork. Please Read
1. let material be at room temp for 12 to 24 hours.
Especially if all rolled up.
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