Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 18
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Karen Beautiful finish, love this floor
I bought this flooring when it was on clearance at my local Home Depot for about $1/SQFT and I got a steal of a deal! The kitchen, dining room, and hallways of my condo were already in a light maple-colored laminate and I couldn't find that Pergo product or a product that matched it well enough to do the living room so I decided to go contrasting when I found the Williams Cherry by Pergo on the clearance rack. Now that it's in, I kind of wish I had pulled out the old maple laminate in at least the dining room and carried the cherry into that space, too, but the two laminates look nice enough next to each other that I'm still happy with the outcome.
Self-installation was easy; the only problems I had were mostly my own fault. The best installation tip I can give is to make sure the pull bar is against the floor before you pound the laminate pieces together. Mine would occasionally skip up onto the interlocking edge so that when I pounded on the pull bar it would end up chipping the surface of the laminate and I would have to redo that piece. I remedied this by putting the pull bar against the floor, sliding it up to the side of the laminate piece and then having someone stand on the pull bar with just enough pressure to make sure it maintained contact with the subfloor/underlayment while I pounded pieces into place. After that method was instituted install when like a breeze and the flooring didn't chip.
The only other issue I ran into was that I would open a box and find that the entire box had chipped corners, or damaged interlocking edges. I was doing a large enough area and enough small, fiddly areas (closets), and had enough overage that it wasn't a huge problem and I could use those as my edge or cut pieces or hide them in closets where I wasn't as concerned about having chips in the floor. Just make sure to examine each piece of laminate before you lay it and pound it together.
Love this floor. I would recommend it to anyone.
March 11, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by lz61 Great value, but quality control issues
Very inexpensive, and it looks great when installed. Nearly 1 board in every box had surface laminate imperfections or damage to the connector. Since this is a special order, I recommend requesting one or two extra boxes to replace the bad boards. Return each box worth of unused boards for a refund after construction.
September 17, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 poorly made locking
We bought this product because we assumed the Pergo brand would be of decent quality. We had a lot of problems installing because the tongue and grove pieces were so cheaply made they resembled cardboard at times. The edges of the tongues frayed and when locking an adjoining piece the frayed edge would wedge between the two pieces causing the two boards to not line up properly. This happened so many times and we had to keep pulling boards apart and scraping frayed material off the tongue pieces so they were smooth. Each time we had to pull a board apart after locking it in place it damaged the tongue even more. By scraping the frayed bits from the tongue it damaged the locking efficiency, but we had no other choice.
Our floor has been installed for about a month now. We didn't catch every single piece that didn't lock evenly and are worried that in a few years time we will have to replace the flooring. Some of the pieces have separated some and I am guessing it's due to us having to smooth out the tongue on the boards causing inefficient locking.
Looking back we should have checked out the quality of the tongue and grove before purchasing. But as first time buyers we had not idea what to look for.
November 13, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by vmom What a DEAL!
We got this on clearance, they had just enough for our entry way. We had never installed this kind of flooring before and it was "a snap" literally. What an easy project with such a beautiful outcome. The snap in feature of making the floating floor I was a bit skeptical of but it worked like a champ and was FAST and easy.
September 16, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by mc49 Gorgeous floor
Easy to install. Pergo floor went together nicely.
October 1, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Steelerkev Not what I would expect from Pergo
The reviewer who described the locking issues was dead on. Pergo presto is no better than other budget laminate products: cheaply made, and a very poor locking mechanism. The cardboard comment about the tongue quality also struck home with my experience in installing it. Takes 5 minutes to install each plank with plenty of hammering and wedging and grunting and groaning. Pergo XP, in contrast, installs in seconds with no tools. If your time and patience is valuable, save your self the aggravation and buy a better product - one that has click locks on the short ends like XP.
I still give it a 2-3 because On the upside it does look great when installed and it is a very durable floor. And since every plank is wedged together with about 20 rubber mallet strokes - it ain't going anywhere.
April 8, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by JoeTheMechanic Great Look..Great Price..Easy to install
Great look for the price you cant possibly go wrong also Pergo is one of the best in the business.
Install was easy once you get the feel you dont need to hit them with a mallet your hands are enough.
Just pay attention when you buy them there is no bottom to the box so choose good boxes I only had one bad plank out of 5 boxes.
like I said once you get the hang of it its smooth sailing.
January 8, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by mar1728 Excellent product! looks great in my living room!
We need to change our vinyl flooring to a laminate flooring and this product is great choice and not regretting a bit. So far not a single problem. It's shiny and manageable. I will very much recommend this product to anyone.
January 7, 2014