Welcome to one of my favorite subjects. Cork Walls. For years, I have been admiring in Pinterest the art of covering your walls with cork. Don’t ask me why. Might be my interest in the laid back texture design or the practicality that it brings to a busy family, or simply my passion for a good glass of wine.
I have never attempted to cover an entire wall with cork. However, I experimented with a small section in my kids study area and I have to say that experiment has always been a disaster. I usually end up buying the cork tiles you can get at Target or Wall-mart plus the sticks provided in the package. The sticks are not strong to hold the tiles, making a huge mess in the wall. I also tried spray-adhesive. It lasts longer but over time, the tiles fall and the mess in the wall is even bigger.
This is what you need to know
- It is essential crucial to finely sand and wipe clean the wall you are applying the cork. the new porosity created helps absorbing the contact glue.
- Plain small areas, where there aren’t many cuts around plugs and outlets, I recommend, cork tiles. They are thick enough to hold push pins and are easy to manipulate.
- For large areas use cork rolls. They are not so easy to manipulate, as the tiles, but they are cost efficient and easier to cut. Cork rolls tend to be thin, therefore pining a note can prove to be a challenge.
- For me what best works is heavy-duty Gorilla, wall-mount tape, the squares type, that holds up to 15 lbs. You can also use self adhesive cork found in amazon. I have not experimented with them, so I can’t comment.