Wall preparation: Make sure that the surface of the wall on which you want to install the cork is clean, dry and smooth. If there is any dirt or unevenness on it, make sure you remove it. You can also prime the wall before installation, but this is not required if the surface is clean and durable.  


Cork preparation: leave the cork for min. 48h in the room for acclimatization, in conditions similar to those in the room in which it will be used. In the case of extreme conditions (e.g., high dryness of the air, or installation on a chimney wall), this time should be extended.  


Trimming to the correct length: If the plug is not the right shape or size, you can cut it to the desired dimensions with a sharp knife. A sharp segmented knife with a wide blade (18mm) will work best for this.  


Glue selection: Choose an adhesive that is suitable for the wall surface and the cork. You can consult your dealer or the glue manufacturer to choose the right product. We offer Wakol D3540 water-based adhesive, which is designed for both absorbent and non-absorbent surfaces, making it suitable for installation on a wide range of surfaces. It also does not have solvents in its composition.  


Application of Wakol D3540 adhesive: The adhesive should preferably be applied with a velour roller with short bristles. It should be applied in the form of a thin, even layer on both surfaces (applying more will not result in better adhesion, but only in longer drying time, and higher adhesive consumption).  


Drying Wakol D3540 glue: after lubricating the cork and the wall, let it dry well for about an hour. This time depends on the temperature and humidity in the room. The adhesive is ready for gluing when it turns transparent. There is no need to worry about this glue drying too much. In case it turns transparent after an hour, and you apply the cork to the wall after a few hours it will hold just as firmly. The only important thing is that if the interval is longer, this surface should not become dirty (for example, by dusting or sanding near it).  


Installing the cork: Apply a piece of cork to the wall and press it all over the surface. You can use a roller or even your fist to do this. Just remember that once applied, there is no way to maneuver the cork, and crookedly applied material will have to be peeled off. If it is only a corner then you can try to gently peel it off.  


Keep in mind that the exact instructions for the adhesive you use may vary depending on the brand and type of cork adhesive you use. Therefore, it is always a good idea to read the manufacturer's instructions before beginning installation 

In the case of sheets or cork tiles, it is a good idea to install them on a brick, that is, each successive layer should be offset from the previous one. This way the joints are not so visible, and any slight differences in the length and width of the tile can be hidden.  

It is a good idea to start the installation from the center of the wall, so that at the ceiling the tile is shortened (so that there is no situation that you need to glue a strip with a width of a few millimeters or centimeters. The best solution is to determine the cross and from it glue the tiles on the brick. 

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