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Natural Cork Wall Tiles
Cork Wall Covering Tiles.
The beauty, durability and stable properties of cork have been recognized throughout the centuries, perfect if you are constructing a creative or an active space. Cork is a pure material that neither outgases nor sheds micro fibers thus improving indoor air quality. The acoustical properties of Cork will also dampen sound creating a more intimate space. Cork's natural beauty is strikingly elegant and sophisticated while remaining reasonably priced.
Cork Wall Tiles are not to be used for bulletin board use. They are not thick enough. For bulletin boards, please see the cork underlayment.
NOTE: The manufacture has stopped making this item due to the slow down in the economy and recommends using the Cork Parquet Tiles instead, which are designed for use on the floor but can also be used as wall tiles. They are installed the same way as the wall tiles.Installation Guidelines
Responsibility for the suitability of cork Wall Tile or the adhesive for each individual case cannot be assumed by EcoPlanet or the manufacture. 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).
APPLICATION OF ADHESIVE: Pour some adhesive into clean paint roller tray. Using short-nap roller, apply a thin coat of adhesive on approximately 50 square feet at a time. A uniform, glossy film indicates sufficient amount of adhesive. Adhesive will dry in 20 to 30 minutes under normal temperature and humidity conditions. Always test for proper adhesion prior to proceeding with the installation. If the tiles do not seem to adhere properly over a very porous substrate, it will be necessary to apply a second coat of adhesive.
Wall Tile is protected with a factory wax finish. No other finishing is required. Wall Tiles cannot be stained.
The wall tiles are finished with a wax film. Very little maintenance is required to preserve the beauty of your cork wall covering. Dust can be removed with a brush attachment on a vacuum cleaner. Soiled areas may be spot cleaned with a mild detergent on a slightly dampened clean cloth. Do not rub with excessive force, rather gently pat to lift soil from cork surface.
*Prices & styles are subject to change without notice. Minimum purchase of wall cork tiles is one pack. For carton purchases, after orders are placed, a freight quote will be prepared and the customer will be asked if the freight costs are ok. Customers are responsible for all shipping costs.