We're thinking of replacing the basement carpet with Pergo flooring, due to
multiple urine stains from an incontinent old dog, and I'd like to start
with identifying the floor under it. I've never seen the stuff before.
The house was built about 10 years ago -- I'd guess that the basement floor
is concrete, but I can't see that. What I see is a solid sheet of something
that feels quite smooth, almost like plexiglass.
Here's a photo:
As you can see, it's a sort of neutral buff-color, and some red markings are
visible which might be a logo, but I can't make it out. I could be wrong,
but it looks to me like the stuff is a bit translucent, so that I might be
seeing red markings that are really on the underside.
I'd appreciate any help with a few questions:
What is this material?
Is it likely to have absorbed any urine stains through the carpet? Or, is it
non-porous? (I'm guessing that, whatever it's made oif, it's intended to be
As a follow-up to the above: Before putting down Pergo flooring, would I
just need to thoroughly clean this material? Or, is it porous enough that
I'd want to seal it with Killz or something, to keep old urine odors from