Vapor Barrier & Cork Underlayment

smalikMarch 11, 2010

I will be installing floating bamboo floors on my 2nd floor over a plywood subfloor.

I am thinking of using thin vapor barrier and 3mm of cork underlayment in sheets. Or would a roll be better? Is there anything I should be looking for, or can I just go online and buy the cheapest I can find since it will be under the bamboo which is pretty good quality.

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amberley

Get the roll. Long story short- we installed floating cork 4 years ago in our basement and bought the sheets. PITA to put down and very hard to lay flat- we did it to save money. We had a flood, put down the same floor again, and used the foam underlayment that you buy in rolls. This stuff was a breeze to install. It cost more, but it wasn't really that bad in price. Saved us a lot of time, and it looked better too.

    Bookmark   March 12, 2010 at 11:47AM
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