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Guide to Installing Beautiful Pergo Flooring

Jul 19, 2008
Many people think about installing Pergo floors, these are made from very high quality materials and fit together using a tongue and groove system. This makes sure that these flooring panels are installed accurately, it?s possible to install them yourself or with professional assistance. If you need a professional then speak to your retailer and they will be able to suggest an installer.

Before you install the floor you need to work out how many packs of flooring you need, and which accessories you will need to buy. This is easier than you might think, you can find room size calculators on the internet which can be used to work out the amount of flooring you need.

If you want to install the Pergo flooring by yourself then you will need to make sure you buy everything you need. These should be available from the same place which you buy your flooring from. Pergo floors are very high quality and will last for a very long time. They come with several unique features which make installation so much easier.

- Pergo Glue ? You must use the official glue in order for your warranty to be valid - Installation Kit ? This includes everything you will need to install your floors, including spacers which makes sure your joints are as tight as possible. - Pull bar ? this helps you to install the panels easily - Under floors ? These can level the floor out so that the floor can be installed properly - Floor clamps ? These make laying floors much easier and will make it last longer - Pergo Sealant ? To put around the gap around the outside of your floors - Pergo Putty ? This can be used to repair the damage to floors such as scratches and chips. Damage can sometimes occur when the flooring is installed. - Installation straps ? You don?t need these however these do make it much easier.

You need to think of a couple of things before you start installing your Pergo flooring. Pergo flooring is only designed for use inside your house. It cannot be fixed down to your sub floor, it must only be fitted as a floating floor. This needs to have a big enough gap for movement.

You must consider changes in the flooring when the weather changes. This could change the distance between walls, and pipes and the flooring panels. In normal environments you should leave a ?? expansion gap, however you should consider making this bigger if you live in very humid areas. It?s very important to stick to this distance in corners and around doorways,

Before fitting the flooring you should leave the flooring panels in their packages to allow them time to adjust. You should let them rest for around 48 hours in normal environments, in humid or dry environments allow longer, perhaps as long as 96 days. You should make sure that the temperature is stable

Pergo floors can easily be installed over the top of any existing flooring. It is important that you make sure that you lay proper Pergo Underlayment foam to ensure a high quality floor is installed. You always need to install a waterproof barrier.
About the Author
Clinton Maxwell writes predominantly for http://www.insidewoodworking.com , a web page with topics around how to lay bamboo floor and bamboo flooring. You can discover his contributions on installing bamboo floor over at http://www.insidewoodworking.com .
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