What is the Difference Between Pergo and Laminate Flooring

By July 19, 2018floors and interiors

Laminate is a great option for flooring and has many advantages. Not all laminate flooring is the same, though. Laminate flooring comes in several quality options, including a brand name of laminate called Pergo.

Pergo flooring is a type of laminate, but it’s a higher quality than some other laminate flooring types. It’s a brand name, and its qualities include durability, ease of installation, stylish finish choices, ease of maintenance, and a quality guarantee.

Laminate flooring is created by layering materials on a fiberboard backing to create the look and feel of hardwood floor. Pergo flooring is created with a unique 3-layer system that increases the durability of the floor, as well as the flexibility of the product. This can help make it more comfortable to walk on, as well as quieter in your home.

Pergo laminates often come with superior finishes to other types of laminates, and excellent guarantees to back up their quality. This would come with a higher price tag, though. Pergo laminate types are often on the higher end of the cost spectrum, though the durability and length of lifetime will often make up for the cost. Your Pergo floor should last decades with little maintenance. Cleaning your Pergo floor involves a dry mop or damp cloths. Mops and water should never be used on Pergo flooring, as the water can seep between the planks and cause warping and swelling. Pergo floors are also more scratch-resistant than other laminate options and will never require refinishing.

Laminate flooring is available in a variety of thicknesses and choosing the best one for your project often has to do with the type of subfloor you are starting with. Thicker laminate flooring is best when working with a subfloor that isn’t level. Pergo flooring is one of the thickest options of laminate flooring and therefore is perfect for homes with non-level subfloors.