Pool Table on Pergo?


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Pool Table on Pergo?

I am looking to pull up the carpet from a bonus room above the garage....13.5' x 32' and replace it with pergo. I want to put a pool table up there and was wondering if it would be ok to do so with the pergo. The pool table would be located in one half of the room. We are looking to put some couches and maybe a bar in the other half of the room.

I would love to put a laminate floor in instead of carpet because it would be cheaper for me and it would look and wear better than carpet.

Thanks for any info!!

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Don't put two heavy objects opposite of each other or it will be like locking it in without expansion space.

But, if you keep the humidity exactly the same year around, you can do what you want.
 
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buggdog, I thought this previous thread would help you as it did with me though it's about pianos on floating laminate wood (basically it's about "heavy furniture" in any case)

http://forum.doityourself.com/showth...ht=piano+floor

I hope it helps. I'm not familiar with Pergo (though I know the brand) but in any case, if it's floating laminate, that thread should help. Post back if not or if you have any more questions.

Doh!...looks like Perry (CDW) beat me to my post! That's basically what that thread I posted says...
 
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Old 08-12-06, 07:29 PM
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How heavy would the other object have to be? The pool table would be pretty extreme...is a bar another heavy object? A couch? I dont have a sense of what is too heavy for the other object. Multiple lighter objects the same as one heavy object?

Any tips? Thanks!

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As long as you leave an expansion gap, the laminate will hold up fine under a pool table.
 
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Old 08-14-06, 06:36 PM
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Originally Posted by Carpets Done Wright
Don't put two heavy objects opposite of each other or it will be like locking it in without expansion space.

But, if you keep the humidity exactly the same year around, you can do what you want.
Can you give me a clue on how heavy another object would be opposite a pool table (estimated pounds)?

Thanks!
 
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I hope this helps...as in the previous thread I've provided above, Perry (CDW) mentions an example of a piano and then directly opposite of that a heavy, loaded book case.
 
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don't forget to use some felt under the pool table feet. you can buy it in rectangles, and cut it to fit.
i have a 9' 1" slate table on my laminant floor. we pulled up the carpet , the floor is cement, water barrier, then the laminent flooring, gap all around for expansion. don't nail the molding to the flooring, nail it to the existing molding, or wall board. you don't want to nail it to the flooring because the floor can't expand and contract then.
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Old 08-15-06, 03:18 PM
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thanks for the info myles. Glad to know it can work as long as you install it correctly.


DIYaddict, I saw that he mentioned the heavy loaded bookcase in the other thread, but how big of a bookcase? I guess there are alot of variations with that. The reason I am concered is because I would like to put a bar up there too...would a bar be too heavy for being on the other side of the room? Is the weight limit like 200lbs or something like that? I just dont know.

By the way, we have decided to install Pergo Select Lacquered Italian Walnut. SHould be nice.
 
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I seriously don't know the answer but just out of curiosity...b/c I don't know...how big is your bar table?...or one you are planning to buy/build? One way to think about it is if you think it's too heavy that the flooring will not be able to float and expand...then don't do it.

Hmmm...are you talking about a pub table? That should be fine.
 
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It would be in the size/design range of this one, but not exactly this one...

http://www.brunswick-billiards.com/brunswick_collection/bars/centennial_bar.html
 
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Nice! But like I said...I'm no pro...and I only went by the photo and didn't look at any dimensions or weight, but it seems to me that would be too heavy especially if you are going to put stuff inside of it.

If it's going to be permanent in the room...I mean PERMANENT as in forever or a very long time, I would suggest laying the floor around it so it doesn't go under it.

But...maybe you should wait for a pro to 2nd that, I could be wrong. If I am correct you can always buy extra boards (which you should anyway) so if you move you can replace the boards so the floor flows evenly.
 

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Old 08-16-06, 11:27 AM
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i can't see the bar pic, but if it's similar to a base cabinet in a kitchen, then it's too heavy. the flooring in between it and the pool table could buckle. like DIY said, install the bar as a permanent fixture & floor around it, leaving 1/4" gap & use trim pieces to hide the gap.

or use a different flooring just in that bar area.

or stick with carpet & use vinyl or tile around the bar. i'd prefer carpet in a pool room anyway. it's warmer & quieter.
 
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Old 08-16-06, 03:31 PM
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The problem I am worried about with carpet is the wear pattern that will occur around the table. I didnt want to go with a berber type because I just dont like it.

The bar would probably have like a mini fridge in it and obvioulsy bottles of alcohol and such so i guess the weight would add up. I wasnt planning on buying a bar until early next year since the floor and the table will cost me enough. SO I wont be able to permanantly install it right now.

What if there was a Heavier TV in the room? would this not be possible either?

For the floor to buckle would the weight have to be exactly across from each other or just anywhere on either side of the room?
 
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Since you don't have the bar table right now, I would go ahead and install the flooring. Preplan where you are going to put it if you can. This will help you determine which way the boards will go. So when you do get your bar table, you would be able to unclick the flooring up to where the bar table would be and then reinstall the boards going around it. But as I mentioned before, make sure you get extra boards! OR...like Annette mentioned, carpet would be good too. You wouldn't even have to go with berber as there are so many different choices out there. I know you really like the flooring choice you've picked so...it's your choice. Definitely nothing wrong with that.


About the buckling issue...any side of the room. The floor is 1 piece. It moves in 1 piece, all boards together. At least that's the way I see it.

Sorry, I'm not sure about the tv. Being that you're going to have a pool table in the room, I think you are going to be limited on having a lot of heavy furniture in that same room.
 
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What type of carpet would wear ok with pool table traffic? Im open to alternatives. Carpet was our initial plan but then I decided I could do Pergo cheaper. If there is a type of carpet that would hold up well under the traffic patterns of a pool table I am willing to take a look at it.

Also If I go with pergo, How do I unclick tiles? WOuld I have to pry off the baseboard trim again?

THanks for all the help.

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Old 08-19-06, 07:25 AM
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I was just thinking about this...what if I have the pool table sitting on a carpet/rug just a little bigger than where the table legs are going to be and put the pergo all around it? That way the table is not on the pergo. Would that work? Or would it look dumb?

If that does work...when I lay the carpet or rug for the table, do I need to use tack strips or anything? Whats the easiest way to lay the carpet for that piece of carpet/rug? Once the table is on it, it wont be moving, nor will it be walked on.

Thanks for any help.
 
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Old 08-21-06, 10:36 AM
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i think your last idea would be a good compromise. the carpeted area would look somewhat like an area rug under the table. but you'll still have the bar situation....it just seems like your fighting too hard! choosing a flooring shouldn't have this many obstacles. and when it does, it usually means that what you're wanting to have just simply isn't the best choice.

i still vote for wall to wall carpeting. something with an already low pile so you won't notice crushing & matting in the traffic areas. i know you said you don't like it, but i have it & i like speckled berber (without the high-low patterns, just the allover level loops), but there are other short pile carpets without loops. some have really attractive & fun motifs, too.
 
 

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