Pergo Flooring Cupping and Warping after only 5 Years since Installation
By Mark J. Donovan
||Question: I had Pergo flooring installed in my home about 5 years ago and I have recently noticed it cupping and warping. The company that installed the Pergo flooring offered a 15 year warranty. I am now debating contacting the company to demand they replace the Pergo flooring. Do you have any ideas why my Pergo flooring is cupping and warping and do you think I should contact the Pergo flooring installation company?
Answer: Pergo flooring is a particular brand of laminate flooring and laminate flooring is susceptible to moisture. Consequently if the Pergo flooring was installed on a subfloor that has moisture problems, or that is susceptible to moisture problems this could cause the Pergo flooring to cup and warp.
For example installing Pergo flooring in a basement, laundry room or bathroom is usually not a wise idea.
Concrete basement floors can frequently have high moisture content and this moisture can wick its way into the Pergo flooring. The same situation is true for bathroom and laundry rooms, except the moisture is usually associated with water spills.
When installing Pergo flooring, or laminate flooring, it is important that expansion of the material be accounted for. This means that when installing Pergo flooring, approximately a half inch apron (or gap) should be left around the perimeter of the Pergo floor to allow it to expand, or breathe if your will.
This would be a clear sign that the contractor did not install the Pergo flooring correctly and thus should be replaced under your warranty.
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