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After proper conditions of the substrate are met (see below), the installation continues with the lay out of the room area. To establish centerlines in the same manner as other tile installations, run a parallel line from the centerline at the entryway. The substrate is then coated with Globus Cork reciprocal adhesive. Adhesive is applied with a paint roller, (paint brush for the perimeter), to the substrate. A 3/8" nap roller generally works best. The reciprocal adhesive must cover 100% of the substrate. Let adhesive dry clear, which usually takes about 45 minutes depending upon the substrate and humidity conditions. (Do not allow any foot traffic to adhesive area.) Apply reciprocal adhesive to as much of the area of the substrate that will be covered with tile within a day's work. Installation begins with the first tile aligned to your layout lines. When the tile is in its proper position, secure the contact between the tile and substrate using a rubber mallet. Once a few tiles are in place, you can use a small block of flat wood or plywood as a tapping board for the rubber mallet. Once the tile is tapped, it CANNOT be removed. Continue the installation in the same manner. Cut in the perimeter as you go or when field tile is completed.
Globus Cork tiles are shipped to you pre-glued and must be installed within 40 days from date of shipment from Globus Cork. If installation of tile exceeds the 40 days from date of shipping, a refreshing coat of adhesive must be applied to the back of tile. Adhesive must cover 100% of the back of the tile. Allow adhesive to COMPLETELY dry before proceeding. Clean any and all overspill of adhesive from the edges of each tile. Clean up of adhesive while wet is done by with a damp cloth. Clean up of the adhesive when dry is done by simply rubbing the excess adhesive off the edges like rubber cement.
You need to apply the reciprocal adhesive to the substrate for proper installation. Adhesive is available in 1 gal. tubs at an additional charge from Globus Cork and will be shipped with your order. Request it when you place your order.