Recommendation for a floating floor
We have a small room. 16 x 11. It serves as a play room. It was carpeted. We decided to switch to wood flooring. My kids have asthma and carpets are not good for that. So we started looking and price-wise Lumber Liquidators seemed great. The reviews on their site were great too. So we went to LL and got some of the samples of bamboo flooring. (Forbidden city click strand bamboohref>) Then I started searching in general about the quality of those and found this and other sites that talked about the fumes from LL bamboo, (Formaldehyde use) so that floor is now out. While cost is always a factor, since the room is small enough, I am flexible about the per sf cost. We want durable floor that is an healthier option to asthma sufferers. Also, we want to do it ourselves, so floating floor is what we want. I am in MA. What floor is recommended and where can I buy it? We are looking for a color similar to forbidden city bamboohref> from LL.
Also, we have taken out the carpet. There is some kind of tile underneath. It is glued to the wooden subfloor. We plan to float the floor above this tile. What should we do in terms of prep? There is some glue residue (glue was used to keep the underlayment down I think). Does it need to be removed?