Easy to lay wood floors with our click system – A beginner’s guide

Easy to lay wood floors with our click system – a beginner’s guide

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 a wood floor with our click system

The first thing you must do is read the instructions for your floor carefully.

The floor is laid as a “floating floor”, which means you do not have to screw, nail or glue it down. Simply fit the floor together using PerfectFold™ click technology. If for some reason you need to move a portion, it is easy to take up the planks again without breaking them.

Preparing the underlay

You must let your new wood floor acclimatise by keeping it indoors in its packaging for at least 48 hours before you start laying it, which gives you time to prepare your sub-floor properly. Before you start laying the floor, you must make sure the sub-floor is even, clean and dry. You can lay your new floor on an old load-bearing floor, as long as it is not a carpet. However, if the sub-floor is uneven, it needs to be sanded and filled so that your new floor will be stable and squeak-free.

Interlayer and measuring

We recommend that you then cover the floor with an interlayer – for example one that provides impact sound insulation, stops squeaking and removes the last minor irregularities in your sub-floor.

Measure the room and decide the direction in which you want to lay the planks. It is most common to lay them parallel to the length of the room or incoming light, but it is just a matter of taste.

Now it’s time to get started on the fun part – clicking!

You can find a detailed description of how to lay wood flooring here

  • Read the instructions for your new wood floor carefully
  • Prepare the sub-floor so that it is smooth and even
  • Use an interlayer to make the floor quiet
  • Have fun!

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