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Flooring 101 Home Cork Flooring Tips Can I install cork tiles on terrazzo?

Can I install cork tiles on terrazzo?



Can I install cork tiles on terrazzo?

Yes, with the right prep, trowel size and adhesives, the Lisbon cork tiles can be glued directly to terrazzo floors on or above grade.

First, Remove all surface sealers, wax or contaminates that can affect the glue-bond. If the Terrazzo is on ground level (slab) you may need additional moisture protection. Do not install cork tiles directly over concrete slabs that have Calcium Chloride moisture test results over 3lbs per 1000 sqft in a 24hr period. Ensure floor is flat to within 3/16" in 10'. Only use adhesive that are approved for glue down cork tile floors. Contact the adhesive manufacture for proper prep over terrazzo before installation.

We also have Lisbon floating corks that can be less expensive to install over Terrazzo, just install virgin 6mil polyethylene sheet plastic as a moisture barrier over the Terrazzo.

Technical & Installation 02/2016


Flooring 101 Home Cork Flooring Tips Can I install cork tiles on terrazzo?