Thinking about putting new Pergo floors in your home but not sure that you can do it yourself? Installing Pergo is actually a lot easier than you might think, even if it is your first home renovation project. Plus, doing it yourself will save you significant money. From planks that simply click together to only a few simple tools required for installation, we’ll break down why installing Pergo is the perfect DIY project for your home.
Floating Flooring Reduces Worry
If you install Pergo laminate flooring or Pergo locking engineered hardwood flooring, you can skip one of the most difficult steps of installation: wielding a nail gun. That’s because both of these floors are installed on a “floating” basis, which means the planks don’t require the time or expertise to be fastened to the subfloor.
This type of installation means that planks lock together and rest on top of most preexisting subfloors or existing floors, with the exception of carpet. There’s the added advantage that floating floors contract and expand in response to a room’s changing humidity. In other words, this prevents seams from opening up when the humidity changes, which is one less thing for you to worry about after installation!
Flooring Technology Makes It Easier
Basically, if you know how to put an easy puzzle together, then you already know how to put Pergo together. As mentioned earlier, most Pergo features planks that lock together. This technology uses the patented Uniclic locking system – a tongue and groove system that allows planks to easily and tightly lock together, ensuring a secure fit.
Keep in mind that underlayment, which can cut down on installation time and cost, is required for any floating installation. Some Pergo laminate products come with this attached pad while others do not. So be sure to check the product packaging to make sure it’s included, or you’ll need to purchase the underlayment separately.
Safe For All Skill Levels
Another great perk that makes installing Pergo the perfect DIY project is that it’s safer and less complicated than most home renovation projects. There’s usually no electrical work, plumbing, wall demolishing, or ladder climbing involved. While some Pergo floors, such as hardwood, require you to remove the original floor with a few tools, you’re still not at risk like you would be taking on more advanced DIY projects.
Detailed instructions are always included with every new Pergo product, too. Plus, our website offers more invaluable information for safely installing Pergo, not to mention helpful install videos on our YouTube page!
More Money in Your Pocket
Hiring a professional floor installer can be expensive, depending on the type of floor and your home. In fact, the average cost of hiring a professional to install hardwood flooring is around $4,400. Now, add that to the total cost of your floors and the materials needed, and you’re looking at one expensive project that could be handled on your own.
So before you pick up the phone and hire away, ask yourself these three questions:
- Am I handy with most tools?
- Do I need to save money?
- Do I read instruction manuals carefully?
If you answered yes to all three questions, then you could skip the professional and save the money!