Pergo Installation as Easy as 1-2-3

Today I installed a floor with an off brand of Pergo Laminate.
It was approximately 200 square feet. I have built the subfloor myself. It was full of wierd angles that required a saw.

It took about 2 hours tops to finish completely. I didn’t read the directions that came with the pergo, and it was a breeze.

The floor looks fantastic and I will post some pictures of the floor soon.

Until then happy Pergo installing.

Laminate Flooring Accessories

To enable to install laminate flooring properly, you will need some accessories for a successful installation. Accessories like glue, pipe collars, under lay and the like but not all are needed some can be created at home with simple materials. Manufacturers of laminate flooring usually create their own laminate flooring accessories. It is recommended that you use one brand of laminate flooring accessories for the reason that it will result to a consistent color and pattern.

Choosing the right laminate flooring underlay will depend on the sub-floor and other environmental considerations like noise.

Different kind of laminate flooring underlay:

  • Foam Underlay
  • Damp Proof Membrane
  • Board Underlay
  • Sound + DPM Underlay
  • Combi Foam Underlay

When it comes to laminate flooring skirting and trims there are different sizes and shapes to choose from that depends on the requirement of the installation.

  • Scotia Bead
  • T-Moulding
  • End Moulding
  • Skirting Installation Kit
  • Decorative Skirting

When you have different kinds of flooring, you can use transition bars to make it a continuous pattern.

  • Hard Surface Transition
  • T-Moulding
  • Carpet Transition

Pipe collars are useful when installing laminate flooring around pipes and make sure that there is an extension gap around the pipes.

In case the laminate flooring incurs small or tiny scratches sealants and repair kits can fix the problem. Sealants usually are made of acrylic that allows particular amount of movement. And it comes in different colors to match the floor which is also the same with repair kits.

Laminate Benefits

Laminate Flooring Benefits

The benefits of laminate flooring can be summed up in two words durability and cost.

Empire Flooring ReviewsLaminate flooring offers the appearance of real hardwood floors or stone tile, but for about two-thirds the cost. However, people often forget that laminate flooring has a number of other benefits, such as:

  • High UV resistance, blocking the sun’s harmful rays and protecting the laminate floor pattern from fading over time.
  • Easy installation.
    Excellent warranty protection.
  • Easy repairs, since damaged laminate flooring planks can be replaced without contrasting with the pattern of surrounding boards.
  • Easy cleaning, since laminate flooring doesn’t trap dirt. Most spills can be cleaned up with a mop or sponge.

Laminate Flooring is a great option for those looking to upgrade the floors in their homes. Take a look at the links above and on the side for great deals on laminate flooring.

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Should I seal joints on my laminate floor?

Should I seal joints on my laminate floor?Traffic Master Baltic Oak laminate flooring
Great question John. Most joints on laminate floors do not need to be sealed. The way they are designed keeps the floors tightly together so there is no worry about sealing the laminate. We do like to take extra precaution when installing laminate flooring in moist places such as bathrooms and kitchens.

Silicon sealant should be used in expansion zones in bathrooms, near kitchen sinks, dishwashers and refrigerators with ice makers. If there is going to be expansion due to excess moisture, then using a silicone sealer such as the Shaw Silicone Sealant is a good idea.

The Shaw Color Sealant can be matched to your laminate flooring and if done right will be tough to be seen. If you install your floor correctly you will have many years of happy walking.

Here is what Shaw’s laminate sealant says:

  • Seals joints which may be vulnerable to moisture
  • Finishes expansion space around door facings or any vertical surface
  • Prevents water penetration underneath planks in wet areas
  • Sealant will not affect expansion of the Hardsurface flooring

Should I Float or Glue my Trafficmaster Floor?

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We are installing Traffic Master Engineered Hardwood Flooring. Are we supposed to use glue and if so, what kind/type of glue?

Can this be used as a floating floor without glue?

I personally have glued this product down and it looks and performs fantastic. It is currently 2 years old and looks like the day we installed it.

I remember the box shows directions for gluing it down, but I have heard of people floating it and believe that is is advertised as a floating floor.

We used the standard glue available from Home Depot on the floor we put down. We bought quite a bit of it and did a great job putting it down. I highly recommend gluing it down as it makes it feel extremely solid.