Laying a wood floor with Pergo's click system isn’t difficult, even for a beginner. However, if you want to lay solid timber flooring, you should contact a professional floor-layer. But if you’ve had the good taste to choose a Pergo parquet floor, you can lay it yourself with nothing more advanced than a saw.
Laying plastic flooring doesn’t have to be complicated. But some plastic floors are easier to lay yourself than others: Pergo’s vinyl flooring with click system. Wall-to-wall plastic flooring that covers the floor in a single piece offers some benefits; for example, it is water-resistant and has no joints where dirt can gather. However, it can still be quite difficult to struggle with a large piece of flooring that has to be rolled out just right.
Sanding a floor yourself can be very satisfying – if it goes well. Here are some pointers to increase your chances of a good end result. You can hire a great variety of sanding machines. Tell the supplier what type of floor you have so that you get the right type. You can often also hire sanding machines in two different sizes: one for large floor surfaces, and a smaller one for corners and where the floor meets walls.
Time to replace your floor? There are a number of things you should think about before it’s time to start laying the floor. The floor can be the most visible part of a room, or it can be so discrete that it highlights all the other details in the room. So start by deciding how visible you want the floor to be – but don’t forgot to also consider how much wear and tear it will have to withstand. If you need to replace the floor in a room that is exposed to a lot of wear and tear, you may want to consider laminate or vinyl flooring, which is extremely durable and resistant to wear and tear and scratches. If the room is exposed to less stress, wood parquet flooring could be an attractive option.
In Scandinavia, it has been popular for a long time to furnish your home in light colours, but why not try something different? A dark wood floor lends an elegant and continental feel to a room. Dark floors are common in hot countries, and demand for them is also growing up here in the North. Whatever your style, a dark wood floor has a strong effect in a room and creates a frame that helps to emphasise your furnishings.
Do you have an old floor that you're planning on throwing out? Do you have left over pieces after laying your new floor? Or maybe you've taken up a damaged panel? If so, wait before you drive off to the recycling centre. You can do a lot more with flooring than just walk on it.