Are they easy to Install myself? (DIY)

Yes, almost all of our products are DIY friendly. The Peel & Stick Tiles were specifically designed for DIY installation allowing you to come up with and create your own masterpiece.

Installation Videos can be found on each product page for Peel & Stick Tiles, our Youtube channel and social media pages.

Expansion Cork, 3D insulation Cork & Insulation Acoustic Underlay are better recommended for installation by a professional or Tradesman, but is not a requirement.

Can Cork help my air quality?

Yes they can, another one of Cork’s amazing natural benefits is its natural ‘air filter’ qualities.

Do you have a stuffy room? Introducing Cork can help this. The 3D Insulation Cork range actually provides by French standards A+ quality. Also continuing to remove Carbon from the air.

Can I remove and re-use the Cork?

Removal of the Wall Cork should be fairly easy with only contact adhesives normally sufficient to hold however the Cork would most likely break apart and lose its sheet or panel form.

The Peel & Stick range with its mesh back, may have better results with careful removing however we cannot guarantee the result. A new layer of the correct contact adhesive would have to be applied to both surfaces if attempting to remove and re-use.

Can they be used as a pinboard?

Generally speaking yes the entire range (except iris in some cases) is designed to be a pin board/ bulletin board. With Corks brilliant natural ability for an almost 100% memory, pins can be placed and removed over and over again with little marks left in the Cork, if any.

For the pin to actually hold a document on the wall, the pin normally actually passes through the Cork and if a framed pinboard for example, would enter and hold into a cardboard layer behind the Cork, just like plaster or timber on the wall you use the Peel & Stick Cork.

If Cork is used on a solid wall that a pin will not penetrate, ensure you choose a product that is 5 or 6mm thick. Otherwise the pins may not hold the document.

For the Iris to work as a pinboard, the pins must also need to be able to penetrate the material behind.

Can I remove the Cork after?

Yes, the cork can be removed quite easily depending on the adhesive used. For the Peel & Stick tiles, each tile has a mesh backing making it easier to remove the tile with a scraper.

If Cork in general is adhered to the wall with contact adhesives, it can also be scraped of the wall with a soft scraper.

It would be expected that the wall would need some attention with the glue residue and pinholes if the pins went too far into the wall.

For the Iris to work as a pinboard, the pins must also need to be able to penetrate the material behind.

Can I paint the Cork?

Yes you can. Each type of paint performs and looks different so it is important to test the product first.

What adhesive can I use to stick the Cork to my wall?

Almost any adhesive works for Cork, it is more important that the adhesive is compatible with the opposing surface, eg concrete, brick, plaster etc.

With Cork being so lightweight, generally contact adhesives are all that is needed. Applied to both surfaces or as instructed by each product. Ensure you test beforehand.

How much will the colour vary?

Cork is a natural product and like all natural products, each are unique.

Part of the process behind making our beautiful Cork products, the cork is graded for colour and separated so it can be used for many different applications.

In saying this, all Cork products still have a slight variation in colour. This can also be due to age, use and exposure to light.

Some of the range is designed to have more variation than others. Sample packs can be requested or ordered for all products to understand the expected colours at the time of order.

Will it change colour?

Yes, just like all products and even moreso when exposed to light and in particular direct sun.

The product is natural and normally exposed to light as bark on a tree does so the change is not as severe as most products. The product can also vary slightly from batch to batch.

If you re extending on, please ensure to check the current colours with a sample pack. Please advise the team if you are matching an existing project.

What can I clean it with?

Cork shouldn’t need too much cleaning other than dusting. If necessary it can be cleaned with just straight water, no need normally for any detergents. We cannot guarantee the effect from any detergents or cleaning agents. Cork is still a natural product in natural form.

Does Cork help with noise?

Yes one of Corks natural benefits is its incredible sound insulation properties. Each Cork granule is made up of millions of air pockets in a honeycomb like shape.

These pockets of air are the best form to absorb sounds and assist in removing sound transfer between rooms and floors.

Does Cork harm the environment?

Cork is one of the most sustainable products on the planet. Cork is the regenerative layer of Bark on a tree, a tree that actually requires being peeled to ensure it lives for 200+ years!

How does Cork help the environment?

Cork is one of the worlds biggest Carbon Sinks, removing massive amounts of Carbon from our environment all the time. So much so, most of our products are actually Carbon Negative.

Are Tiles or Rolls better?

It depends on the type of job. In general the tiles allow for a much larger range of patterns and styles, much easier to install, can be adhesive backed and meshed backed for extra strength, and can also be pre-coated.

Sometimes it is assumed that the rolls might look better as they are seamless. It is actually the opposite as the joins between rows now become much more obvious. With the tiles the product can be laid in various offset patterns with colours even mixed easily if needed.

The Rolls can be helpful for general purpose work, however they need adhesive added to both the product and the surface installing onto. Often it appears to be easier with a big roll but installation can be trickier handling a large amount of Cork at once.

I don't want to see the joins, what can I do?

The tiles are not as noticeable as you think, especially once in use. Some tricks when installing the product is to remove the tiles from the packaging a day at least before use.

This will help in case any slight shrinkage. When installing it is better to overlap the joins and install in a random offset brickbond style pattern.

Lining the Tiles up at the corners can sometimes highlight any errors in tile alignment.
Don’t stretch the tiles into place, where needed they are better to squish each tile into position.

I have gaps, what do I do?

If you made a mistake, your area or walls isn’t straight or your tiles shrunk slightly there are a couple of simple options. If they have shrunk slightly evenly through out, if the gaps are small, often leaving it is the best result.

If you have some bigger gaps in any areas for whatever reason, you can try cutting think strips of the cork tiles and squishing into place. You can also use ‘plastic wood’ to help fill some gaps if needed. Most ‘plastic wood’ has a natural colour close to Cork as well. Test in any case first.

Will Cork cool my room down?

Once again, with Cork’s origin being the bark of a tree, one of its main jobs is to help regulate temperatures so the tree can withstand extreme variations in conditions. Its cell like structure hold incredible thermal value.

Hot side of the house? Do you have a side or wall of the house that gets slammed by the evening or morning sun? You would be surprised how much heat is transferring through the wall and into the room. Cork can act as a natural thermal layer to help improve conditions in the home.