Just wondering how difficult it is to install Pergo or other laminate
flooring. I'm moving into a condo that has w/w broadloom with a fairly long
pile. I don't like it and have been debating ripping it up. I will check
with the board to make sure that it's permissible, but have heard that it's
allowed in this building.
I've been reading up on installing this stuff and it doesn't seem too
One of the problems may be the baseboard. I think it's too low and might
have to be raised, which might be a pain. Alternatively I may be able to
just add some 1/4 round to it to mask the gap at the wall.
I'm also planning on installing ceramic tile in the bathrooms, utility room
and kitchen so I will have to sort out the height difference and install the
appropriate molding at the joint, which seems to depend upon the height
difference. I'm thinking that I would have to have a sample of each and put
them side by side to determine which would be higher and plan accordingly.
They may be fairly close as I'm thinking of fairly large tiles and I would
have to have a cushion under the flooring.
I'm also debating going with the laminate right into the bathrooms and
kitchen. The manufacturers seem to agree that it's ok to do this as long as
you seal the edges to make sure that no water gets under the floor. It seems
to me that going into a small room like that might present a few challenges
such as. What if you want to change the direction of the flooring when you
enter the room? How would you handle that joint and would it look odd? What
about some sort of stoop of some other material to break up the flow?
Any thoughts or suggestions welcome.