Estimating and planning before purchasing your Pergo floor
Measure the length and width of each room.
Find the online flooring calculator on the product page of each Pergo floor.
In Pergo Hardwood: Pergo allows for 5% defect - chipped corners, knots, etc. per carton as per NWFA regulation.
When floating a floor such as Pergo Max® engineered hardwood or Pergo Timbercraft® laminate floor, you'll need to purchase underlayment for installation. Pergo Gold is recommended.
You will also need to purchase a vapor barrier if you are installing over concrete. In this situation, we recommend a combination underlayment that includes a vapor barrier.
Use the total square footage from your room measurement to calculate the total amount of underlayment needed for your project.
Finish your floor with the appropriate moldings, transition and trim.
Determine the perimeter of your room.
Measure the width of each archway and doorway, and add together. Subtract the total of the doorway widths from the room perimeter to determine the total required length of molding.
Divide the total length by the length per piece of molding.
Determine the length of stair nose molding needed for the stairs in your home.
Your Pergo retailer will be happy to help you with any estimates or calculations before you place your final order. Remember to download our Project Checklist and use the product calculator located on each product page to help calculate the amount of product that you'll need for your project.