After a little more research, we decided cork flooring, posted about here, was not the right choice for this room. According to those we have spoke to, it doesn't hold up as well as we need.
(Of course, if I thought I could get away a polished cement floor, I would. But that may be a tad too modern for our little yellow cape.)
We decided to go with a factory-finished hardwood from Home Depot. It needs time to acclimate to home's temperature and humidity before installation.
Verifying that we didn't have a hidden gem hiding under the vinyl brick flooring.
No such luck. Just the typical plywood sub floor.
Here's hoping we will have a new floor for this room soon. . .