If you’re looking for beautiful, durable flooring that won’t break your bank, you’re probably looking for Pergo laminate flooring.
Why do I say that? Glad you asked.
What is Pergo Laminate?
Laminate flooring is becoming the rave of town. Although it was an unpopular choice some years back, it is fast taking over the flooring scene- and that for very good reasons. And one of the fastest growing brands of laminate is Pergo.
Pergo laminate is a superior type of laminate flooring that is made from high-quality, durable materials and is given a perfect wood or stone looking finish. The beauty of Pergo does not just lie in the looks, it extends to their great warranties as well.
Pergo flooring is an excellent option for your next flooring project. Let me tell you why.
Advantages of Pergo Laminate Floors
Pergo pride themselves on creating quality products that enhance the quality of your floors. Trusted by many for this same reason and more, Pergo floors have other practical advantages you should consider.
- Styles to Suit Your Every Need
Pergo offers a very wide variety (nearly unlimited) of authentic wood, hand-scraped, stone, and tile designs and looks. Whatever style you are looking for, no matter the color, you’ll definitely find it at Pergo. You will save yourself a lot of footwork by visiting Pergo as you will find a lot of options that range across the entire flooring spectrum.
Laminate floors are durable. Pergo laminate flooring is super durable. Featuring protective layers that protect from scratches, scuffs, abrasions, and even liquid spills (including Bingo’s accidents), Pergo floors will last you a very long time. If there is one thing a quality floor should offer above everything else, it’s durability, and Pergo does just that.
- Easy to Install
Whether you have ever installed a floor yourself or not, Pergo laminate flooring is very easy for you to install. And that brings us to one of the major things I want to show you about Pergo floors – how to install them. Installing the flooring yourself will not only save you some money, but it will give you a feeling of fulfillment and pride as you successfully accomplish the project. Your house will become even more special because of your special touch.
How to Install Pergo Flooring
As I have said, installing Pergo laminate flooring is very easy, more so because of their patented click together joints that hold the planks securely in place. Let’s take a look at how easy it is, shall we?
- Clear and Clean the Floor
The first step you have to take is to completely clear the floor and clean it. If you have just removed a carpet, make sure all padding residues are removed. Because Pergo laminate flooring is a floating floor, it can be installed on any hard surface. Just make sure the surface is hard and smooth.
If you are installing your Pergo laminate over a concrete floor, be sure to put a moisture barrier first. And if your floor has any holes or cracks, be sure to fill them up first.
- Install the Underlayment
Some Pergo laminate planks come with their own underlayment fitted to the planks to save you time and effort. But if you happen to buy the type that does not have its own underlayment, don’t sweat it. Simply remove the sticky tape and firmly place the underlayment on the floor. Make sure it doesn’t overlap as it will cause unevenness on your floor.
The underlayment has 2 main functions which are:
- It creates a buffer between the subfloor and the laminate planks. This is especially important if you are installing your laminate floor on hardwood floors or other floor types that are susceptible to scratches.
- Because Pergo laminate flooring is a floating floor, there is a need for a soft cushion between it and the subfloor so as to reduce the noise of the planks if they happen to move against the subfloor. In other words, it helps eliminate squeaks and creaks.
- Install Your Pergo Laminate Flooring
Installing your Pergo is a matter of snapping the planks into place. Be sure to install space savers around the perimeter of your room first. These act as a buffer between the planks and the wall and also give the planks enough room to expand and contract due to changes in weather and humidity.
You may need to cut some planks in order for them to fit snugly but this is not anything a tape measure, pencil, and jigsaw can’t take care of.
Be sure to read the instruction manual first in order to understand the type of laminate you have and any specific instructions that apply to it.
Pergo – Good to Go
With your Pergo laminate flooring in place, your house is good to go. Call your family and friends over for a nice little celebration. And don’t forget to brag about how you installed the Pergo laminate flooring yourself.