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Moretoolsthanbrains

10:47AM | 08/04/07
Member Since: 08/03/07
3 lifetime posts
We have a sunken living room that is carpet and it is surrounded by Original Pergo (glued) in Light Blocked Maple. The edge between the sunken room and pergo had a banister and we wanted to make a stair edge all the way around. The banister was taken out and there was a 4 inch gap between the pergo and the carpet edge. We hired a contractor and supplied one full box of PO 2300 and 20' of Maple Shaw 1" stair edge piece to cut to the correct lenght & cap the edge and go over the carpet edge underneath. We wanted him to add a 4 inch strip of subfloor and lay a long 4" strip around the edge to bridge the gap and cap it with the stair edge. I told him I didn't care if the pattern of the edge went the same direction as exisitng pattern.

He cut out an entire 3 x 4 piece of floor that goes between the opposite wall and the sunking room and pulled it up, relayed a piece of sub floor that is 3/4" thick to the edge ..the rest of the floor is 5/8ths, so they were not the same heighth...so he pullled up the little pad that goes under the pergo to get the height level again and then stapled the piece back down.

The he cut the extra box of pergo up into little pieces and tried to match the little squares up along the edge to preserve the pattern and the stapled them into place. The joints are not square and the seams of what he relayed are not even and and the floor is not solid to walk on now that the pad is gone.

Pergo PO 2300 has been discontinued since 2002 and I have called around the country looking for a few boxes. I can't find any. So I don't have any material to correct what he has done or to finish the long side of the stair edge he didn't start to work on yet. I don't have enough money to replace the whole floor.

Any advice would be appreciated.
7555 pergo to carpet tran

flooringworldDOTorg

07:30AM | 08/06/07
Member Since: 10/28/05
311 lifetime posts
in the future hire no one but a flooring professional to do flooring work. Most floor men are expert carpenters and masons as well.

as to your situation, there isnt much you can do without getting ahold of that product.

You can try some of the following searches, as there are lots of companies advertising for discontinued flooring sales.

http://flooringworld.org/floorsearch.php?query=discontinued+flooring

http://flooringworld.org/floorsearch.php?query=discontinued+pergo

http://flooringworld.org/floorsearch.php?query=discontinued+laminate+flooring

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Moretoolsthanbrains

09:06PM | 08/08/07
Member Since: 08/03/07
3 lifetime posts
My ad stated that I was looking for a licensed Pergo installer. He misrepresented himself. I should have looked him up to see if he was listed on the pergo website. My mistake.

Thanks for the links!

flooringworldDOTorg

06:39AM | 08/09/07
Member Since: 10/28/05
311 lifetime posts
Certification doenst guarantee a good job.

None of my men are certified, but they are apprenticed and taught in-house for many years.

nothing beats a referance list a mile long.

Demand previous work references for the products you want installed, not a piece of paper some office gave to an installer because they paid them enough money to get certified.

much luck to you !

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There are two ways to do any job.

The right way and the wrong way.

Do it right everytime.

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flooringworldDOTorg

06:40AM | 08/09/07
Member Since: 10/28/05
311 lifetime posts
and make sure you check their references out !

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There are two ways to do any job.

The right way and the wrong way.

Do it right everytime.

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