Rated 4.0 out of 5 by 24
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DIY Good product and easily assembled
My wife researched laminated flooring before making this purchase. Pergo is not the cheapest but it has a good reputation and you get what you pay for. We did this project ourselves with out any major problems. My only problem with this particular product is that the tongue and groove panels are very easily broke during the assembly process and that the underside is made of pressed hardboard. The reason for purchasing the Pergo brand over the cheaper brand was because we have a large dog and we only wanted to do this project one time.
October 20, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Punkie XP Pergo Laminate Flooring
Love the look of the flooring, but installation very difficult.
August 21, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by PatD Very durable with 2 big dogs
We are halfway through the installation of this flooring. We just ordered a second pallet and did "ship to store", both times it arrived in 5 business days (they originally estimated 10 days). It is very easy to install and so far we have been impressed with the durability - we have 2 big labs that like to run around the house and drop their bones on the floor - no scratches or dents to be seen.
When researching what to get, we had a lot of people tell us that hardwood flooring was the way to go for improving the value of our home. We have friends that installed hardwood flooring in their home, and within weeks they were starting to see dents and scratches from their big dog. My thought was, what is the point of paying all the money for hardwood, if it going to get beat up by our pets and then if we go to sell the house in several years, it becomes a problem because the floors look bad. Maybe laminate flooring won't increase the value of our home as much as hardwood, but at least if we go to sell in a few years it will still look like new and it is still a huge improvement over the dirty carpet that we have been living with.
If you are debating whether to get the 10mm or the 12mm, I would opt for the 12mm - I am very happy with the thickness, it is a lot more forgiving during installation. My brother installed a 7-8mm thickness laminate in their home and they had to do a lot of extra prep work to make sure that the sub-flooring was perfectly flat and that there were no bumps or other irregularities, otherwise it would be noticeable after the flooring was installed on top of it. With the much thicker 12mm laminate, this was not an issue for us.
June 2, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Melismith Beautiful but difficult installation
They look gorgeous now that they're installed but I would not recommend this product for a first DIY laminate install. If I had known how difficult it was going to be we would have paid for it to be installed
April 19, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Jeff Looks good but not very durable
Had this installed during a kitchen remodel. Previous homeowner installed Pergo and it held up very well in the 15 years I've been in the home so I decided to go with Pergo to save some money over hardwood. I'll give this a 4 for looks but a 1 for durability. I will admit that my contractors' carelessness has contributed to this, but the floor nicks and scratches easily. So far I've been able to conceal much of the damage with a Minwax pencil but I'm concerned about the long term durability. Be careful moving appliances on this flooring.
I can't comment on the ease of installation as I was not the installer.
January 2, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Trimmers2 Don't Expect it to install like the You Tube Video shows.
So far I have installed 3 Pallets of the 12MM XP Coffee Handscraped Hickory. We love it! having a 90lbs black lab proves the durability, no scratched no chips. I’ve even dropped a few tools on it without issue. The extra thick material with the attached underlayment has a genuine wood sound, feel, and appearance. You do have to inspect every panel for defects, out of all the flooring maybe had issues with 6 pieces with manufacturing blemishes. (Still can be used as a starter or finisher with the blemish cut out)
My Biggest issue is with installation. If you watch the Pergo Videos there is this lady that has zero issues getting the panels to lock, this is not the case by a loooong shot. After letting the Product acclimate to the room at 67 degrees, I went to install the product. Instructions have you measure the room’s width divide by the product width and the difference need to split on both ends to have uniform installation, this was the easy part. Next row needs to be staggered and lock in, this is where I have a problem, it would not lock but just rock back and forth and not engage. After talking to a few co-workers out of frustration I was told to take a scrap piece with a tongue, and screw on a 2x4. This would provide a surface to hammer, not damage the flooring and force the tongue and slot to engage. IT WORKED! I was able to lock in the ends and hammer the pieces in with a dead blow hammer. Sometimes the side to side lock had problem engaging and this would be overcome with a pull bar, couple of smacks and it would lock.
A couple of reviews on here address chipping. The only time I had issues with chipping is when cutting the product. I use a skill 3600 floor saw and a 40 tooth blade. (40 tooth being specified by pergo). Pergo is some hard stuff; cutting requires patents and going slow for a clean cut otherwise chipping may occur, usually not a problem because the baseboard will hide it. Only other issue I had was grabbing the produce by the slot straddling the product with my hand my thumb would chip the slot. This was usually a small section and not a problem when installed.
Only other observation I have is when the product is locked in, there is a 0 percent chance of taking it apart without tearing the slot. I have firsthand experience when I noticed a board 2 rows back had a blemish, unfortunately as careful has you can be the slots will rip, and the board now has only a good tongue left. (used to finish a row).
March 2, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Suzannah1 Love the color
We already have hardwood floors in our house so I thought I knew what to expect. Wrong! This new floor is a dream to care for. So easy it is unbelievable. The color is my fave though. Our other hardwood floors are light colors. So to mix it up a bit I decided on dark. As usual I was right, even my husband had to admit it! The dark color is not only a great color but it looks so much like real hardwood.
January 7, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by jolly27 Beautiful, but issues with board spring back
The floor went down easily at the start but ran into issues as the floor progressed. There were portions of the floor where the boards would start to separate. We would pull boards back up and re-lock them and find that boards became unlocked again after too many rows were laid down. When the floor was complete we had two spots in our floor with considerable gap that had to be filled in with Pergo brown acrylic caulk.
It looks really nice, family is happy, resistant to 60lb hunting dog's nails and scratching. We put down 450 square feet in around 8 hours for first time installers. Make sure you have the tool for tappping the boards into place so you do not damage the seam for the next board locks into. Rubber mallet is also recommended for installation.
We ordered 2 extra boxes and used around 1/4 of the extra for cutting mistakes (24 ft^2 extra, only used around).
January 20, 2015