I live in a house built in 1925 and it looks like it still has the original hardwood flooring (t&groove). There is no subfloor under this flooring. The floor rests on joists. I am looking at finishing my basement (small bath, media room) but have some concerns about the hardwood flooring above: 1.) If liquid is spilled on the first floor (above basement), it can seep down into the basement. 2.) It is very noisy in the basement when someone walks on the flooring above, especially with heeled shoes! To mitigate the above concerns, I did a little research and think that if I purchase a product such as CoreTec LVP (or Shaw) , it may keep water spills from getting below. I received some CoreTec "waterproof" floor samples ("coreTec Plus Premium" - Penmore Walnut(VV458-02711) EVP Vinyl Wood Flooring | COREtec) and see their claims of waterproof and noise mitigation. I tested out a few samples, walked on them, and spilled water (and waited for about an hour) on them to see if it leaked through. The water didn't leak through-- it was bone dry between the cracks, too. I couldn't really test out the noise issue but I did see there was a thick cork underlayment (much thicker than other versions of coretec products). I plan to also add some sound insulation on the basement ceiling, too. So, don't want water to get there, either. Am I justified to being concerned about water seeping through the CoreTec floor and sitting sandwiched between the original hardwood? In the future, I'd like the possibility of also removing the CoreTec and revealing the original hardwood if we decide to sell. I am not saying CoreTec is the answer for me (I will check out Shaw too), but my goal right now is to see whether a floating floor such as CoreTec would help alleviate my concerns of spills and noise. I've never installed flooring before. I have about 1000sqft of floor I'd need to cover. Looking for any thoughts or comments on the above issues. Thanks!