How to Install Cork Tile Flooring

Easy-to-cut cork tiles and a homemade cutting jig make this a hassle-free DIY project.

Required Tools for this Project

Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.

  • Circular saw
  • Screw gun
  • Chalk line
  • Putty knife
  • Paint roller
  • Paint tray
  • Rubber mallet
  • Tape measure
  • Utility knife
  • Drywall sander
  • Hammer
  • Nail set

You’ll also need a floor roller and a finish applicator.

Required Materials for this Project

Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.

  • Cork tiles
  • Adhesive
  • Floor finish
  • Sandpaper, 100 and 150 grits
  • Low nap roller sleeve