I am installing Toklo 12 mm AC5 rated laminate in a commercial area. It has a 15 year commercial warranty (lifetime residential also) and states to be better at repelling moisture. I found it here for $1.57 sqft.
I am planning to use cork underlayment sheets and a 3 in 1 barrier. Is this overkill?
The accoustical underlayment barrier I'm using is accoustical foam with moisture barrier 3 in 1
. Don't really have too much info on it...just that it is sold with the Toklo flooring through the Build Direct site @ $.30/sq.ft.
I was additionally planning to use cork underlayment sheets. The cork underlayment sheets I'm planning on using are 6mm 2'x3' sheets @ @.60/sq/ft. I could also use the 3mm sheets instead @ $.49/sq.ft...or no cork sheets at all and only use the 3 in 1 barrier. Just trying to make it less noisy for the chiropractic office below me, but the cork isn't really necessary.
It is on the second story of a commercial building. Ugly carpet & linoleum currently, but with very high quality thick wooden baseboards. Going to try to use quarter rounds with the baseboards so I can keep them. Wood-subfloor underneath (I have been told by the property manager - still need to pull up some of the carpet to make sure). Northern CA climate, very moderate, not very humid, some moisture probability in the space. Going to be used for an appointment only personal fitness studio (focusing on yoga/pilates type classes - no heavy machinery/heavy weights).
Cork or no cork? Any advice? My husband is great at many things...but not very handy or knowledgable when it comes to these kinds of things. Relying on you guys!!!