Purchasing your Pergo floor

Once you've decided on your new floor, it's easy to purchase. Just follow the steps below to measure your room and calculate the amount of flooring you need. You may choose to download the project checklist and take it with you to your nearest retailer.

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Measure your room(s)

Measure the length and width of each room.


For rooms with unconventional shapes or multiple corners, measure the length and width of the room at their farthest points.


Calculate the total square footage.

Find the online flooring calculator on the product page of each Pergo floor.

Calculate the total square feet of each room.

Calculation 1

Add 10% Waste Factor to the total square footage for each room.*

Calculation 2


A waste factor is the additional amount of flooring you'll need to cover errors, cutting waste and future plank replacement in the event of damage.

Divide the square footage by the number of square feet covered per carton of your selected floor.
Calculation 3


Square foot coverage is indicated on each individual carton and may vary by decor.

*  In Pergo Hardwood: Pergo allows for 5% defect - chipped corners, knots, etc. per carton as per NWFA regulation.


Buy underlayment (if needed)

When floating a floor such as Pergo Max® engineered hardwood or Pergo Lifestyles®, 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.
  • Ensures warmer, more comfortable floors.

  • Sounds more like solid hardwood floors.

  • Provides moisture and vapor protection.

  • Increases the life of your floors.

  • Smooths minor subfloor imperfections.
Use the total square footage from your room measurement to calculate the total amount of underlayment needed for your project.
Calculation 4


Finish moldings

Finish your floor with the appropriate moldings, transition and trim.

NOTE: We recommend adding an extra piece for cutting errors.





Determine the perimeter of your room.

Calculation 5


Dimensions of moldings may vary.
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.
Calculator 6
Divide the total length by the length per piece of molding.
Calculator 7

Determine the length of stair nose molding needed for the stairs in your home.

Calculate 8

For more information

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.

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