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Old 03-08-2015, 01:41 PM   #1
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Best Adhesive for Glue Down Cork Flooring

The carpet has been pulled up on our '83 Sovereign, and am ready to start glue down cork tile installation. The manufacturer recommends a water-based contact adhesive, but that stuff is VERY expensive and the idea of working with 'one shot and done' with a contact adhesive intimidates me!

Which specific adhesive has worked the best for glue down cork flooring installation? I've thought of and heard of everything from construction adhesive, indoor/outdoor carpet adhesive, etc.

I guess we read elsewhere on the forum that only water based adhesives must be used.

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Old 04-20-2015, 08:35 AM   #2
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Suggest you install floating instead of glue down.

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Old 04-20-2015, 09:34 AM   #3
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Recommend you use what the manufactur of the flooring suggest.
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Yup use what the manufacturer recommends. I used water based contact adhesive on my glue down cork and can't recall the cost but thought it was about $35 a gallon so cheap. I found the process easy and actually really satisfying but I'm weird I guess
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gluing it down can later cause problems as the floor beneath it will contract and expand. If you can glue the edges only it might be better. I have used cork in two Airstreams and love it. My last install in our 66 is edge glued. Also leave a space around the edges near the walls for expansion.
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Old 07-15-2015, 07:32 AM   #7
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With cork flooring, did you install floor first, then furniture and walls? Or furniture and walls, then flooring in between?
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Following. Pictures would be great!!

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