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Cork Buying Guide Installation Questions

The process of installing cork flooring may bring up more questions than the purchase itself. In this section we provide tips and a checklist to help you make sure you're ready to install your cork flooring.

Use a Professional Installer or "Do–It–Yourself"?

Once you've chosen your cork flooring materials, it's time to decide whether to hire a professional installer or go the Do–It–Yourself (DIY) route. Consider the questions we've provided as a guide to help you determine whether to use a professional or make the installation a DIY project.

Within our complete Installation Questions Checklist you'll find questions such as:

  • Do I need to lay down a moisture barrier before the cork? If so, how much?
  • If adhesive is used, are there fumes or other issues I need to be concerned about?
  • Has the installer worked with cork before or done a project similar to yours?

Be prepared. Print our full checklist of helpful questions here and then let us help you with the next step: find a professional flooring installer near you. Use our Find It Locally search directory at the top of the page or review our Cork Installation Guide for DIY assistance.

Helpful Tips

  • Be sure you follow the manufacturer's advice for acclimating your cork flooring before installation.
  • Clean your subfloor or existing floor well before installing underlayment or cork flooring, and make sure it is completely dry and free of any dust or debris.
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