There are laminate floorings these days that can be installed easily. One of those laminate flooring is the Pergo Presto, perhaps because it is very easy to install without the use of glue. It is highly liked by those who want things that are do-it-yourself. Although, it still need some skill and some tools to do the installation appropriately. If you have the tools and some skill in getting things done through instructions, you will most likely be able to install this flooring without any help from trained laminate flooring installers. Now you just have to read this to understand the installation process of Prego laminate flooring.

The tools you will need are hammer, saw, padding, plastic vapor barrier and some optional things from Pergo. You may opt to use the vapor barrier such as Soft Seal and Pergo Moisturbloc. There are available merchandises in the market that are optional and can be used during installation such as Pergo Installation Spacer which will allow the required expansion for the laminate flooring. One spacer per one square foot of installation area is enough. Another optional thing that can be used while installing the Pergo laminate flooring is the Pergo Soundblock Foam or SilentStep, these are underlayment foam that helps absorb the sound and improve comfort. These things can be used if you don’t want to hear loud footsteps. However, there are available kinds of laminate flooring with attached underlayment foam. You will need to check the manufacturer’s product description or ask directly to the sales personnel for this matter.

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The Pergo laminate flooring can be installed on all concrete subfloors even if it is covered with tiles, vinyl, linoleum or sheet flooring. However, the necessity to remove the carpeting and wood flooring on the subfloor is very essential. It is important to ensure that the subfloor is clean, dry, and level before starting the installation. In case that the subfloor has spots, cracks or dent, you need to fill it with Portland cement to attain an even level. Additionally, the ridges must be removed to properly install the laminate flooring.

One important thing to do right after buying the Pergo laminate flooring is to let it sit open in the room where you plan to install it. You should leave it for a minimum of 48 hours but during drier or humid climate, leave it for 96 hours. The exposure of the laminate flooring to the room’s environment will help it get acclimated. This is very important to reduce the risk of swelling and shrinking of the laminate floor boards after installation.

The Pergo laminate flooring uses a Smart-lock click system for installation. This is a system that enables easy installation by simply sliding the pieces into one another by means of groove and tongue. Each plank also has an adhesive strip that automatically attaches the laminate flooring to the subfloor. A built-in edge sealant will help protect the laminate flooring from getting damage or warp when it comes in contact with water. The step-by-step process of installation depends on the type of Pergo laminate flooring and is commonly available in the installation manual or the Pergo website.

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