After hours of trying to remove the two layers of linoleum floor in the kitchen to no avail, our contractor told us it's best if we remove the particle board under it as well. Except for the entry way and the master bedroom, the whole house will have two layers of plywood basefloor. Just when we thought NOW the Pergo can go on it...not so fast. The moisture has caused the foundation to shift, and it's more severe than the home inspector had told me.
The real contractors had to come in and level the floor with shims:
and the delivery of my first-ever brand new refrigerator was exciting:
as much as when the first plank of floor was installed: