Does anyone know if you can install new Pergo over existing Pergo? I have installed Pergo or similar type products, in many rooms of my home. Some have been directly on a new wood subfloor, some over existing ceramic tile. Have never had any issues--this would be my first attempt at putting it over an existing Pergo floor.

Thanks for any insights.

  • Would you put on the foam cushion between the two Pergo layers? – Jim Stewart Jan 29 '17 at 16:21
  • Hi Jim: I would be using the Pergo that already has the underlayment attached to it. – lem6611 Jan 30 '17 at 17:43
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    Pergo is easy to remove even the older glued type removal of the old material would be better than having to recut the trim in my opinion. When I see layer after layer of flooring or roofing I think hack job just my opinion. – Ed Beal Oct 24 '17 at 13:25

I was always told not to install a floating floor over a floating floor.However I have done this several times in my house without any problems.One concern would be if both floorings have a sponge backing,the floor might feel excessively spongy.In hindsight I wouldn't have done this because I had to re-undercut the doorways and raise all of the base.

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  • Thanks Mike. What I actually may do is do a test run of it---that is lay some down and see how it reacts---fortunately don't have to contend with any door clearance issues, and would be removing the base. – lem6611 Feb 2 '17 at 15:07

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