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jtyates533 01-10-2007 10:35 AM

Adding Pergo to Existing floor
We are getting ready to remodel our kitchen. When we bought the house we had Pergo put in throughout the downstairs. The remodel will be moving cabinets to different locations and taking down a wall. How hard or easy is it to extend the Pergo into the new area that will need them that were under the cabinets or wall?

rick32 01-10-2007 11:11 AM

I would think as long as you level the floor firss, you should be able to snapping pieces in where the original floor left off. Dont forget to leave a 1/4" gap around the walls and cobnets to allow for expansion and contraction.

billinak 01-10-2007 11:23 AM

Chances are the pergo was cut along the cabinets and walls in which case you will need to remove the cut pieces and replace them with whole or newly cut pieces, depending on how the flooring is laid. Smetimes this necessitates pulling up all the flooring to certain point then relaying it. Lucky for you, pergo is very easy to work with so this shouldn't take you much time. Good Luck!

jtyates533 01-10-2007 02:37 PM

Yes it is running towards the cabinets in most spots and is just cut right along the cabinets. I was just curious how hard it is to have an area that is surrounded on 3 sides by Pergo and one side by a wall that needs to have the same Pergo put in.

billinak 01-10-2007 04:03 PM

I would take up the cut pieces of pergo, remove the wall, level the floor under the old wall to match the existing subfloor, then install new pergo. You'll never know the difference. There are several problems with adding pergo onto the ends of the cut pieces, the least of which is having a straight-line seam running down the floor that would look funny. Additionally the cut pieces no longer have the tongue and groove that holds the whole thing together.

Bud Cline 01-10-2007 08:56 PM

Hey wait a minute! Pergo was at one time a glue-together product, it hasn't always been "click". Not only that you aren't likely to match the old with the new, colors will vary I'm sure.

To expect to change the footprint of your cabinets and then to expect the replacement pieces to match may not be the thing to do.:)

jtyates533 01-11-2007 08:30 AM

Thanks for all the repsonses. Yeah I was for sure going to remove the cut pieces first. It was installed 2 years ago so it is the tongue and groove system.

billinak 01-11-2007 01:55 PM

Yeah I guess I forgot about the glued stuff, glad to hear it's not an issue.

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