Hello, and welcome to my offical first post in your Forums!
I recently started on a project in the basement for remodeling one of the (semi) finished rooms in our house. One of the big parts of this project will be installing cork flooring over the foundation floor. It's my first time at it, but I'm not one to shy away from a challenge.
1. Currently there is a thin vinyl flooring covering the foundation in this room. It's been used & abused over the years and I figured I could just put down the 6mil Poly sheeting right over it rather than have to tear this all up. It sounds logical to me anyway, any thoughts?
2. I read in the TOH "how to" about installing the floor, but one thing I either missed or wasn't there was about Polying the floor after it's in. I had initially been told you didn't need to polyurethane the floor as the cork doesn't need it. Then I read that the seams for the courses can absorb water and swell and you need to poly it to keep this from happening? This was a headscratcher....I thought cork was waterproof?
Any other thoughts would be helpful too.
Thanks in advance for the help.