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.
Should you lay the floor yourself?
Pergo laminate and vinyl flooring are both easy to lay yourself thanks to the click system. You may require help from a floor-layer for other floor types.
Will your old floor function as a sub-floor?
Once you have chosen a new floor, take a closer look at your old floor to decide if it can remain in place as the sub-floor or if it should be removed. If it is intact, even and stable, in most cases it can function as the sub-floor for the new floor. Also remember to check that the new floor level will not get in the way of doors and thresholds.
Underfloor heating and an interlayer?
Consider whether you want underfloor heating. Underfloor heating can be easily fitted under all types of Pergo flooring: laminate, vinyl and wood parquet.
Various types of interlayer can also be fitted under the floor to improve sound absorption and comfort, and minimise creaking at the same time.
- Choose your new floor according to appearance and function
- Pergo laminate and vinyl floors are easy to lay yourself
- Check if your old floor will function as the sub-floor for your new one
- Choose a good interlayer for under the floor and consider whether you want underfloor heating