Current professional thinking on cork in guest baths
Our public bath (powder room most of the time, but has a shower) is the last to be remodeled, and although I could do tile as I've done in the others, I suddenly have a hankering to do cork, with coats of poly and edge-caulking...it would be warmer, softer, and basically kinder, gentler and *lower* than tile, so the transition from the hallway to the bathroom wouldn't be so high. This is important.
What is the opinion of the floor pros here about cork in such a situation? The shower doesn't get much use, although if someone were to use the second bedroom here when we sell, conceivably it could be a kids' bathroom and that would be another story. There's a bathtub just down the way in the master suite, but only a shower in the bath in question. Another part of me says "if someone doesn't like the cork when we leave, they can change it out" -- we're not intending to leave for several years yet.
The lesser height and the softness are the two main factors pulling me in the direction of cork. I suppose if I were to use just plywood and ditra and then tiles, that would help the transition some (rather than a cementboard substrate), but not as much as floating cork click tiles over plywood would.
Thanks in advance.