How To Install a Cork Wall
Using Cork Rolls or Cork Sheets to Design a Cork Wall & Tacking area
Tools & Materials Needed For A Professional Installation:
- Sharp Utility Knife, Carpet or Linoleum Blade
- Adhesive – recommended Henry Brand #356 or #176 (or comparable vinyl adhesive)
- Carefully follow adhesive manufacturer installation instructions available online at: www.henry.com
- 3/16” x 5/32” V-Notched Trowel
- Brads/Headless Nails
All materials needed, including adhesive, available at True Value, Do It Best or your local hardware store. HENRY BRAND adhesives are available for on-line purchase at www.truevalue.com , www.doitbest.com or www.acehardware.com
For ease of installation, unwind cork, pre-cut – invert pieces & place weight(s) to flatten. Be sure wall is clean, dry and that the existing surface is secure.
The cork can be trimmed with a utility knife, carpet or linoleum blade. It may require more than one pass.
We recommend Henry Brand #356 or #176 applied with a v-notched trowel. Apply 100% adhesive coverage to the wall surface.
After careful application of adhesive*, lightly position the cork sheet, and press firmly in place (rolling is recommended). Use brads/headless nails in all corners and areas that may not adhere.
Cork is a wood product and can be stained, painted or varnished. We suggest you test on spare piece first. For the perfect built-in bulletin board, you may tack picture frame molding around the cork.
*FOR EASE OF INSTALLATION, we recommend gluing side identified with label on cork roll, to your wall or substrate.