This subfloor has been glued and has starting chalk line.
The first tiles have been aligned to the chalk lines using a framing square.
When starting the second row,
use the framing square to ensure proper alignment.
Fill out the row with these pre-cut tiles.
Start your next row using the framing square. Even though the tiles have angled sides,
the alignment you focus on is simply continuing the straight line from row to row.
Be sure that your alignment is straight from tile to tile
and that the angled edges are tight against the previous tile.
Continue sticking down the row of tiles, touching down only the corners first to
check alignment before pushing down on the full tile surface.
Here's how to start a new row using the framing square.
Just stick with the pattern and keep filling it in.
Easy as Pie
Almost done !
Use either a rubber mallet or a hammer with a batten board to hit the cork tiles.
This ensures that contact has been made between the glue on the tiles and the glue on the substrate. We use a contact adhesive and that means there must be contact for it to bond.
Here is a little extra trick to make a nice border.
Stick down a 6x36" or 9 or 12x36" tile to make a border.
Cut some triangle pieces with a table saw or utility knife to fill in the edges around the pattern.
If it is tight, get the tips in place and then squeeze in the rest of the tile. This is called Compression Fitting. Cork can be compressed into a tighter space just like a wine stopper is compressed into a wine bottle.
Hammer the tile after it is in place
and then repeat the process to finish the floor.
Here is your finished patterned Cork Flooring from Globus Cork.