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How Much Does Pergo Flooring Cost?

Typical Range: $2,000 - $3,000

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Figures based on 500 square feet of flooring
The average cost for Pergo installation is around $2,000 to $3,000 for a 500-square foot space. These costs will vary depending on the kind of flooring being installed, labor costs, contractor fees, and the size of the room or space being remodeled.
If you're a homeowner hoping to install hardwood or a similar-looking product in your home, you will likely investigate Pergo as a possibility. The brand is known for manufacturing laminate, solid hardwood, and engineered hardwood flooring. The company is well-known for its laminate, which is designed to imitate the look of authentic wood floors. Their products come in a variety of styles to match a variety of home interiors and personal preferences. For homeowners seeking the look of wood without the associated expense, this is a trusted brand in the industry.
Laminate helps homeowners achieve the style and elegance of hardwood floors at a lower price.

Pergo Flooring Prices Per Square Foot

Depending on the material being purchased, costs may vary.
Pergo Flooring Costs
TypePer Sq. Ft.
Laminate$1.50 - $5.00
Engineered Wood$2.50 - $10.00
Hardwood$4.00 - $10.00
Costs may vary by region, product availability, and type. Since there are many types of Pergo, homeowners who are on a budget can select a less costly product to keep their budget control.
When trying to estimate a reasonable price, many homeowners start by determining square footage of each room. The area of each room is added together to determine a total square footage. Some homeowners choose not to install laminate in their closets and other hidden parts of the home (such as the pantry). The measurements of these spaces should not be included when square footage is being calculated.

Average Installation Costs

The price of labor will vary based on the contractor’s rate and his or her associated fees. Many contractors charge by the hour to install laminate floors. For a 500-square foot room, $1,800 to $2,200 is typical.
Rate to InstallLowAverageHigh
Per Square Foot$1.50$2 - $4$6 - $12
Costs (including labor and materials) can vary depending on the complexity of the project. Strange room configurations, issues with the subfloor, and unique patterns can increase the price. Shopping around for good deals and low bids can help homeowners control their project budget.

Can You DIY?

Some homeowners will install their own flooring to save money, but this is only advisable for DIYers who have previous experience performing construction-related tasks. Homeowners without experience or knowledge who try to install on their own may make expensive errors or miss opportunities to fix underlying problems.
The best way to get new flooring is to hire an experienced, certified contractor. While hiring a professional can be costly, many homeowners find that contractors can ultimately save them time, money, and frustration.
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Other Cost Factors

In addition to the price of the product and the cost of labor, some other factors may affect your final project budget.
  • Floor repair ($200 - $500) - Damaged floors may need to be fixed before Pergo can be properly installed. The average cost of floor repair is approximately $300, but can span an average range of $200 to $500 depending on the details of repair.
  • Cleaning ($0.10 - $0.50 per sq. ft.) - When the project is finished, clean up and removal of the discarded material and debris may incur extra fees. Contact a professional in your area to find out the cost of cleaning after the project is finished.

How Does Pergo Laminate Flooring Compare to Other Products?

Pergo varies in texture, materials, and maintenance. Homeowners hoping to choose the right material for their needs can see the different choices online and in installer show rooms or portfolios. It's important to see the different products in person before making a decision because each type looks and feels different.

Laminate - $1.50 - $6.00 per sq. ft.

This laminate lasts up to 20 years and installation can cost between $1.50 to $6.00 per square foot on average. Other brands of laminate can vary in quality and may not last as long, and will typically cost between $1 and $5 per square foot.
Laminate consists of layers that have been joined by heat and pressure. At the center is a melamine resin and fiber board. A decorative layer is placed over the core, and then on top of the decorative layer is a clear, durable topcoat. This product can be made to resemble nearly any species of wood and grain pattern.
When consumers talk about having Pergo in their home, they are often referring to their laminate products. However, they also make other flooring varieties.

Engineered Hardwood - $2.50 - $10 sq. ft.

Engineered hardwood costs between $2.50 and $10 per square foot in installation and may last between 20 and 100 years, depending on the thickness of the top layer of veneer. Compared to laminate, engineered hardwood is more expensive, but it can also last much longer.
Engineered hardwood is made from real wood veneer, plywood, and adhesives. The final product so strongly resembles solid hardwood that it's almost impossible to tell the difference. Because it's made from real wood products, engineered wood can share some of hardwood's weaknesses, like its tendency to become scratched or dented. However, when compared to solid hardwood, engineered wood is more resistant to moisture and is less likely to warp under humid conditions.

Solid Hardwood – up to $12 per sq. ft.

Solid hardwood flooring can last a lifetime. Pergo's hardwood flooring options can cost up to $12.00 per square foot or more, so it is clearly more expensive and longer lasting than the laminate products made by the same company.
In addition to engineered hardwood and laminate floors, Pergo also manufactures traditional, solid hardwood floors. The quality and durability are typical of hardwood, and options come in many species and colors. Homeowners trying to decide which wood is right for them must familiarize themselves with the patterns, textures, durability, and finish of each type.
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Pergo Flooring Options

Colors

Engineered wood, laminate, and solid hardwood flooring come in colors ranging from silvery gray to chocolate brown or nearly black. Laminate cannot be refinished and therefore the color cannot be changed once the flooring is installed. However, solid hardwood and engineered hardwood can be refinished with a different stain.
Homeowners who choose solid hardwood flooring for their homes have the most flexibility because they can refinish their floors repeatedly over the years or if the stain doesn’t suit their needs. Engineered hardwood can be refinished only once or twice because it is made of a thin veneer of wood rather than a solid plank. This limits the number of times that the color of the floor can be changed. Homeowners who like to have choices and who change their personal style on a regular basis must keep these traits in mind when trying to choose the product that's right for them.

Textures

These products come in a variety of different textures to give homeowners the flexibility to match their personal style.
  • Smooth floors have no ridges or textures. This is a traditional wood floor look that is easy to clean and highly durable. Smooth texture is available for laminate or hardwood.
  • Handscraped floors have a less finished, rustic quality. Handscraped products are available in laminate and hardwood types.
  • Wire brushed wood is intentionally worn down to give the wood a richly textured, visually interesting appearance. Wire brushed texture is only available for hardwood varieties.
  • Textured wood features natural ridges around the wood grains to enhance the realistic appearance of the flooring product. Textured wood is available for laminate varieties only.

Finish

Shine is determined by the finish on the product. Laminate, engineered hardwood, and solid hardwood all come in a variety of finishes. Some floors have a high gloss shine while others are subtler.
  • Matte is a low-gloss finish that has a rustic, low-profile appearance.
  • Satin floors are mid-level glossy to reflect light slightly more than a matte finish.
  • Gloss floors have a high level of shine. They can be the easiest to clean but are less forgiving of imperfections, so scratches and dents appear more easily.

Advantages and Disadvantages of Laminate

Pergo has many advantages. Benefits include:
  • Realism. Their laminates are a very realistic imitation of wood. People who choose this type and brand often do so because they like the look of real without paying the associated expense. Many homeowners are unable to tell the difference between this product and solid hardwood.
  • Realistic texture. Laminate captures the texture of wood, in addition to the appearance.
  • Flexible style. This flooring comes in a range of colors, textures and finishes to ensure that every homeowner gets the type they need to make their home beautiful.
  • Water-resistant. Pergo laminate is water-resistant unlike some other brands, so it can be mopped with a damp rag on a regular basis to help keep your floors clean.
However, there are a few disadvantages as well.
  • No refinishing. This product is not made to be refinished. It will remain the same color and appearance until the day it is replaced with something else. Engineered flooring can be refinished once or twice, but only solid hardwood floor can be refinished many times without damaging the floors.
  • Authenticity. When inspected closely, these floors do not look exactly like real wood floors. While some homeowners will have a hard time telling the difference, others can see clearly that the floors are not real wood.
  • Inability to repair. It’s highly durable and scratch resistant. However, those floor boards that do become damaged cannot be repaired. Having extra planks on hand is the only way to ensure a seamless repair when damages are incurred.
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Savings on Pergo Floors

For homeowners on a budget, saving money on floor installation projects can be very important. Some of the ways that homeowners can save include:
  • Negotiate with various suppliers. Many suppliers will negotiate with customers who make large purchases. Talk to local flooring suppliers and comparison shop to find the best possible deal.
  • Buy clearance or discontinued flooring. While this is a good way to get bottom-of-the-line prices for your project, it's important to purchase extra material just in case some part of the floor should become damaged in the future.
  • Reduce the size of your project. Homeowners can stay under budget by limiting the number of rooms where new flooring will be installed. Scaling back or spreading your project out over time can help you save money and stick to your budget.
  • Maintain floors to extend the service life. Laminate is easy to maintain. Sweeping the floor regularly can help pick up the dirt and grit that naturally accumulates. And it’s mop-friendly. Floors made with actual hardwood (both engineered and solid) should not be mopped with water. Wood floors can be dry mopped on a regular basis.
  • Know the terms of the warranty. These floors come with a warranty that help ensure the life of the product. This means that certain defects and problems that occur will be covered by Pergo, and will not have to be paid for by the homeowner.
These warranties will vary by product but can last as long as its lifetime. They do not transfer to new homeowners and are only in place for the original purchaser. Knowing the terms of your warranty is important, since violating the terms will invalidate the agreement.
For homeowners seeking the look of wood at an affordable rate, Pergo is an excellent option. When getting started with installation or maintenance, it's important to use a certified installer.
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