Should You Purchase Pergo Laminate?
About two years ago, my husband and I decided to replace all of the carpets in our condo with Pergo Laminate Flooring.
- are retired,
- have no children,
- have no pets,
thus the wear and tear on this flooring is minimal.
Whether this is your situation or not, you might want to read the following articles to help you decide whether Pergo would be a good choice for your own home.
Benefits Of Pergo Flooring
Pergo flooring improves your life because
- it allows you to rid yourself of the heavy work of vacuuming your floors.
- helps to cut down on dust throughout the house because it has no fibers that shed.
- makes housecleaning faster and easier.
- improves breathing because it puts no toxins in the air.
If you take good care of your Pergo floor, it always looks good and promises to continue to do so for many years.
Pergo Is Better Than Ceramic And Designer Vinyl
I have Nafco Luxury Designer Vinyl n my kitchen and den and ceramic tile in my bathrooms because these products are made specifically for areas that can handle fluids that drop on floors.
These two products are both excellent for that reason, but neither would be able to match Pergo as a general household floor covering.
Designer Vinyl is beautiful, but
- after a few years it gets worn and scratched in heavy traffic areas.
- if not installed with exactly the correct consistency of floor glue, the glue consistently comes up between the tiles, makes a mess which is very hard to clean.
Ceramic tile is also attractive, but it is
- cold and hard.
- the worst possible floor covering for people who suffer from Plantar Fasciitis and can actually cause this painful foot health problem.
- very difficult and costly to fix when it chips or cracks.
Both of these products are relatively easy to maintain, but their durability and ease of care simply cannot match the beauty and durability of well maintained Pergo flooring.
Anybody interested in purchasing Pergo should be mindful of these important caveats:
A. Pergo is meant to be used in living areas where fluids are not likely to be spilled.
- This is because water and Pergo are a bad mix.
- If you damp mop this floor with a mop that is too wet, you can damage it. Once Pergo is water damaged, it is very expensive to repair or even to find a good color match with which to do the job.
B. Installation is tricky and can be costly.
- Only someone who is very handy or a professional should try to install it.
- Pergo expands and contracts with climate and humidity changes.
- Installation requires proper floor preparation.
- Installation also requires exact measurements.
- Professional installers generally charge as much or more than the flooring itself costs, so the price can easily double.
I Love My Pergo
Pergo Laminate Flooring has been wonderful for my situation because I have found it to be
- user friendly
as long as I only use it in water safe areas of my home.
It is definitely a product worthy of serious consideration.