We have had Pergo flooring in past houses and loved the durability and appearance (especially with 4 active kids and a dog). So when it came time to upgrade our current home's flooring in our Kitchen and main living area, we decided to go with Pergo.
We installed about 620 sq ft ourselves and have had it down for about 1 month and we are extremely happy with it. If you are a DIYer and looking to install yourself, I would encourage you to do so. Our job was large (5 rooms) and in hindsight, I probably bit off a bit more than I was planning for, but it sure felt great when the job was finished.
Some important things to consider:
- Home Depot offers a very reasonable pro-installation package so don't hesiitate to use it. But if you have the time (I took 10 days off work to do this and it took all of that) and the know how, go for it.
- Even if you decide to do-it-yourself, have Home Depot schedule a pro to come in and measure. They will give you a recommended materials list (Square Footage, moldings, etc) that you can use when you pick out what you will need. They will pad the Square Footage a little so you may buy a little extra flooring, but you can easily return any extra to the store for credit.
- Strongly recommend a table saw if you are considering this project. You will have to trim the length of some of your planks to fit and a hand-held circular saw would be difficult to do long, straight, cuts.
-The planks snap together fairly easily. If you have an open area to do, like an open room, it installs easily. The more fixtures you have to work around (counters, doorways, sinks/toilets) the more it ups the degree of difficulty. Doors can be especially tricky to get the flooring under the door jams. Special tools like Trim Saws and Jig Saws are strongly recommended if this is the case.
-Buy the installation tools seperately in the store. The quality is much better. The combo pack of spacers, tapping block, and pull bar is a little cheaper quality.
-And lastly, buy the flooring in the store, not online. The online delivery times quoted are not accurate. 2 weeks ended up being 4 weeks. That makes it hard to plan your project and plan the time off if required. If your store doesn't have enough, have them check other Home Depot stores in the area.
Looks Like Wood, Easy to Clean, Comfortable, Easy to Install, Looks Great
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