Now, I'm going to lay wood flooring – what tools do I need?

When you are going to lay your new parquet flooring you don't need to be a professional floor layer or own a whole arsenal of tools.

  • Folding rule
  • Pen
  • Hammer
  • Fretsaw or panel saw
  • Set square and possibly
  • Drill
  • Gloves
  • Striking block
  • Spacers
  • Crow bar


With the click function, the tool list becomes short

In order for you to succeed in laying your parquet floor, you can manage with a few simple tools. Thanks to the click function of the floor, screws, nails and glue are not needed. Instead, the floors are laid floating and attach to each other through the click function. You also don't need any tools to put together the floor planks since there are three different ways of assembling them – which cover virtually all situations you will be faced with in floor laying.

Pergo offers a laying kit, all in one box

Pergo offers a laying kit: a box with virtually everything you need. It includes a striking block, spacers and a crow bar. Pergo also has an assembly kit for skirting.

If you need to measure an extra time, make a small mark, give the striking block a push or get that angle right, it's also good to have a folding rule, pen, hammer and square on hand.

Panel saw or fretsaw

If you need to saw a wood plank, you can use a fretsaw or a panel saw. So that the flooring doesn't chip, you should think about how you saw. If you use a panel saw, the pattern side should always be turned up. If however, you use a fretsaw, you should turn the pattern side down.

Read more about how to install wood floors

  1. Protective surface treatment
    Seven layers of UV-hardened water-based varnish or high-quality oil that provides maximal protection and makes cleaning easier
  2. Wearing course
    A carefully chosen layer of wood (2.5 or at least 3.2 mm) that can be sanded 2 – 3 times
  3. Advanced framework
    The framework absorbs blows and strains that the floor is subjected to, and guarantees that it always keeps its stability
  4. Balanced back side
    The lower layer is made of ecologically certified wood and helps to provide every board a perfect balance