Can Pergo be installed over my existing flooring
Pergo can be laid directly over most existing floors including ceramic tile,
vinyl, and wood. Always remove carpeting and pad and remove parquet and strip
wood flooring if it is installed on a concrete subfloor.
Can I install Pergo under cabinets?
We recommend that cabinets be installed before installing Pergo. Run the Pergo
up to the kick plate, leaving an expansion space and cover the space with a
Pergo quarter round or end molding. However, cabinets may be installed after
the floor is in place IF they are NOT fixed or attached to the Pergo floor.
Cabinets and islands can be anchored to the subfloor. Should any anchoring
bolts or screws be placed through Pergo, the drilled holes must be larger than
the diameter of the bolts to allow for the required floating floor expansion
What are Installation Straps and do I need them for the entire floor?
Pergo Installation Straps are used to secure a large number of plank or tile
rows during installation of floors that require glue. They utilize a mechanical
ratchet to draw the planks together. We recommend using Pergo Installation
Straps for the entire floor to ensure uniformly tight plank joints and to
increase the overall speed of installation. Straps are not necessary with
glueless floors or with pre-applied glue floors.
Where can I rent Pergo Installation straps?
Most Home Depot stores and some retail stores rent installation straps to
In what lengths are the Pergo moldings available?
The Pergo End Molding, Stair Nosing, Hard Surface Reducer, Carpet Transition,
T-Molding and the Four-In-One Molding are available in 78.75" length pieces.
The Pergo Wallbase and Quarter Round are available in 94.5" length pieces.
Do I need a T-molding in my doorway?
A T-molding must be used in doorways and archways four feet wide or less. The
only exception is for closets that are 30" deep or less, where the flooring may
How do I install a Pergo End Molding?
Pergo End Molding is used to join Pergo to another floor which is higher and to
finish the floor at vertical surfaces such as exterior door thresholds, sliding
glass doors, raised hearths, marble sills and tub and shower basins.
Step 1. Stop the finished
Pergo flooring 1/2" from any vertical surface where you will install the end
molding to accommodate for the molding's vertical leg.
Step 2: Cut the end molding to
an appropriate length and apply Pergo Sealant or a 100% mildew-resistant
silicone sealant on the edge of the end molding where it comes into contact
with the vertical surface. Set the molding into the opening and press it firmly
against the vertical surface.
Step 3: Clean up the excess
sealant with acetone, mineral spirits or denatured alcohol.
What type of saw do you recommend?
A 10-inch table saw and sliding compound miter saw and a blade with 60-80
triple chip grind carbide teeth will provide the best cuts and longest use.
Offset teeth on the saw blade (those that alternate left and right) will dull
more quickly and make rougher cuts. For making circular cuts, such as those for
pipes, use a Saber saw (jigsaw) with medium to fine-toothed blades.
Do I have to keep staggering the planks in my installation?
The first row should be started with a full plank, the second row with a 2/3
plank and the third row with a 1/3 plank. The distance between joints from one
row to the next for the remainder of the installation must be 8" or greater.
Is it normal for the joints of a recently installed Pergo Floor to appear
On Pergo glued floors, you may notice swelling along the joints of your floor
during the first 6 to 8 weeks after installation. THIS IS NORMAL. In fact, it
is a good sign that an adequate amount of Pergo Glue has been used. It is
caused by the absorption of glue in the core material and will disappear as the
glue fully cures.
For more information, please call Pergo's
consumer help line at: 1-800-33-PERGO (1-800-337-3746).
For which Pergo products is the 4-In-1e Molding available?
Currently, the Four-In-One Molding is only available for use with Pergo
What if the parts of the 4-In-1 Molding feel loose after I snap them
The components will tighten when installed in the track.
What is the proper method for separating previously assembled components of the
If you must separate an assembled molding, slide the components apart instead
of pulling them apart..