Do-It-Yourself Pergo Floor Installation
The following are a few pointers from a fellow DIY house owner for laying down Pergo flooring yourself.
Pergo flooring installation can be a bright, budget-friendly renovation option. Pergo flooring is simple to install and clean and has an average lifespan. The aesthetic is warm and inviting, bringing the natural beauty of wood to every room in your house. You can choose the perfect match for your home from the many available hues and designs.
You will need a few essential items to start installing your new Pergo flooring. Glue and glueless flooring options are both available. You’ll need a plastic vapor barrier, a saw, and padding regardless of the flooring you install. If you choose the glue method, you’ll also need a tightening strap and a tapping block.
There are a ton of free home improvement seminars you can take at local hardware and home improvement stores before you start laying down your Pergo flooring. You should attend a course to prepare yourself for the typical concerns and challenges you may face. You’ll get hands-on experience laying the floor, and you may ask any questions about an installation pro specializing in Pergo. In addition, the course provides all the tools necessary to install Pergo flooring successfully.
Pergo flooring can be laid directly over concrete, tile, vinyl, or carpet. The boards should be applied over a vapor barrier and specialized padding (concrete in particular) for optimal noise reduction and moisture control. You should talk to your home improvement retailer about these issues.
Before attending a lesson or purchasing supplies, measure the available space. If you’re having trouble deciding on a color for your new floors, you can take home samples to look at in the comfort of your home. Decide now which way you want the wood boards to go. In a long or narrow room, lay the Pergo flooring in a longitudinal direction; in a room with a large window, feed the flooring in the order of the window.
After bringing the materials inside, the first step is to leave the boxes open in the room where the Pergo flooring will be installed for at least 48 hours. Allowing the empty box to sit for up to 96 hours exposes the wood materials to the room’s environment, which is especially important if you live in or install Pergo flooring in an exceptionally high or low-humidity area. After the process, there will be less swelling and shrinking because the material has time to adapt while sitting in the box.
When you put in Pergo flooring, it floats above the subfloor. To allow for expansion and contraction due to changes in humidity and temperature, the boards should not be glued or otherwise attached to the flooring. This distance (in average climates) is about a quarter of an inch. This should be considered while installing in tight spaces, especially around corners, angles, and apertures like doors.
The tapping block and tightening straps are two necessities when installing using a glue method. These aim to ensure a snug, gap-free fit between floor planks. The floor’s appearance and the components’ compatibility can be checked by laying the first three rows down without glue. If your board is less than two inches from the wall (or the end of the available space), you may need to reposition the first pieces to make room for the rest.
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Margarette Tustle is a writer specializing in DIY projects. Refer to Installing Pergo Flooring for further information on laying laminate flooring.