Underlayment for floating cork floor?

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  1. Jan 4, 2014 #1

    CZSteve

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    What are some recommended underlayments for a floating cork floor for a slab-on-grade home?

    I'm looking for the best compromise between sound absorption and comfort without being too bouncy.

    The flooring has a thin layer of cork on the underside (1/16") in addition to the top layer (1/8") with a MDF core.
    Installation will be in a kitchen.

    I've heard some say to just use a 6 mil vapor barrier because it's cork; obviously there is also the 2-in-one barriers with foam and some labeled as 'quiet'. Another post when searching was a recommendation of using roofing felt.

    We had installed traditional floating laminate in our old house with a 2-in-1 regular foam / vapor barrier and HATED the echo we had; especially with the 90# dog and her nails.
    Obviously cork will be inherently better and we're down to a 50# dog...

    Thoughts?

    Thanks,
    Steve
     

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