Suitable Cork Glue and polyurethanes for Forna’s Cork Flooring Products
The glue down cork tiles will require the right amount of adhesive (Wakol D3540 Cork Adhesive or 3M 30NF Green Fastbond Contact Adhesive) as well as 2 coats of polyurethane (Loba 2K Supra AT) after installation. This is a requirement of glue down cork tiles.
When it comes to LONG lasting adhesive and cork, we need to work with a water based contact cement. We sell Wakol D3540 Cork adhesive. I will lay 170 – 180sf of cork flooring/wall tiles.
If you cannot source the Wakol D3540 cork adhesive locally, then the next best thing is to purchase from us. The other option with the BEST GRAB is:3M 30NF Green Fastbond Contact Cement adhesive.
Germany’s Loba 2K Supra AT floor finish is only finish that can compliment the elasticity of cork. The glue down cork tiles are extremely flexible which means they require a finish that will move and flex in the same manner as cork. Forna has investigated several finishes over the years. We have tried other formulations – without much success.
When installing cork on walls, we still recommend they receive 1-2 coats of Loba 2K Supra AT polyurethane to seal the seams and prevent shrinkage. Like all wood products, cork can shrink. By applying the 1-2 coats after the tiles are installed, the shrinkage is mitigated to “zero” or none.