How to Replace Pergo Sections

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Pergo flooring is designed with the do-it-yourself homeowner in mind, and the newer Pergo products have a click-together design that allows a section of damaged flooring to be pulled and replaced. If you have a damaged Pergo floor and replacement flooring is available, you can replace the damaged sections in an afternoon and have your floor back to its original condition without having to replace the whole floor.

Things You'll Need

  • Small pry bar
  • Pergo flooring, same color and style as original floor and number of planks as needed to replace
  • Circular saw with 60 tooth carbide tip blade
  • Pry the quarter round from the perimeter of the laminated floor room, using a small pry bar and taking care not to mar the baseboard or wall. Set aside for later replacement.

  • Lift the edge of the first plank in the last row installed; typically this row can be identified by the depth of the row being less than a full plank. Use a small pry bar and take care not to chip the outer edge of the plank.

  • Raise the plank one and one quarter inch and pull it gently from the connecting plank, then disengage the first plank from the second row of Pergo.

  • Remove the remaining flooring up to the damaged area in the same manner, setting aside in the same order as removed for ease of replacement.

  • Pull the planks in the damaged area, marking the size of any cut planks on a new plank of Pergo before discarding.

  • Replace the entire floor, using new planks in place of the damaged area and reversing the process of removal. Once the final planks are installed, replace the quarter round molding.

Tips & Warnings

  • Pergo flooring can be re-installed three times before the seal is too worn to reuse.
  • If the area damage was due to water, replace the underlayment as well as the flooring.
  • Always use eye protection when cutting Pergo laminate.

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