Tips and Suggestions on How to Install Pergo Flooring
By Mark J. Donovan
||If you plan to install Pergo flooring yourself it’s important to first read the Pergo flooring manufacturer’s installation instructions and purchase the right tools and materials for the installation. Fortunately installing Pergo flooring is not that difficult. Even a lightly handy DIY homeowner can install it, if they have the right mindset.
Pergo flooring installation is relatively easy due to its construction. It comes in panel sections that have tongue and groove edges that simply interlock and snap together. Some types of Pergo flooring require gluing while others do not.Pergo flooring is meant for indoor use and should never be installed in high moisture areas. Pergo flooring is a floating floor system so it needs room to expand and contract.
Consequently when installing Pergo flooring its vital to leave about a 1/4 inch space along the perimeter of the room to allow the floor to move freely. The movement is caused by changes in temperature and humidity. Pergo floor must be installed on an underlayment padding to help ensure a smooth installation and to allow the floor to expand and contract smoothly. If installing it on a concrete slab then a 6 mil polyethylene vapor barrier will need to be installed to prevent moisture from wicking up into the Pergo flooring.
The underlayment padding helps ensure a smooth and level floor for the Pergo flooring. It also acts as a sound damper to the floor to ensure it doesn’t sound hollow when you walk on it.
This allows the flooring material to adjust to the temperature and humidity in the room, and thus will help to prevent gaps and buckling of the Pergo flooring panels after they are installed.
To conclude, Pergo flooring installation is relatively easy to do. In addition, Pergo flooring comes in a plethora of patterns and colors and is extremely durable. So go for it, and install your Pergo Flooring of choice today!
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