For installation, care and maintenance, a variety of tools and equipment will be needed to make the work easier. The tools in the list below are used by professional Pergo Installers who have been adequately trained in their use. If on a Do-It-Yourself endeavor, it is recommended not to use any tool which you may not be that comfortable handling. Injuries may be sustained but no one is to blame but you.
- Wood saw – This is used to cut the plank to the required size depending on where the plank is to be installed. A particular plank may need to be trimmed so as to fit a smaller area.
- Drill – When installing a Pergo plank around a fixed object such as a water pipe, the plank may need some drilling so as to leave space for the object. Remember to leave an expansion space of 3/8”.
- Protective Eye shields – Drilling, sawing, sanding and other machining operations generate wood dust, hence you should appropriately protect your eyes by putting on the shield.
- Gloves – To avoid the wood glue sticking onto your bare hands, always wear gloves when applying the glue to the necessary areas.
- Scribing tool – This is a sharp tool used to make an incision on the plank after some measurement has been taken so as to guide the person on where to cut.
- Respirator – This is used to prevent the installer from inhaling the cancerous wood dust that is generated during sawing and drilling of the planks.
- Hammer – To close both the long side and end joints, a hammer may be used to tap the planks into position.
- Measuring tape – This is used to make the necessary measurements when cutting planks or when setting off-sets for proper interlocking.
- Chisel – This can be used to undercut the door frame before fixing a plank into the slot.
10 .Carbide 40T Blade – This is a better tool to use in cutting the planks than the normal saw.
11. Clamp – This is used to hold firmly a piece of Pergo flooring when sawing or drilling it.
12. Finishing Putty – This is used to seal up gaps or scratches and dents that may be made on the flooring in the process of installation.
13. Felt furniture pads – These are placed underneath the legs of movable furniture to prevent the scratching of the laminate floor.
For all these tools, one is not restricted to use a substitute, if at all one exists.