The PERGO Dog

Over 35 years ago we invented the laminate floor and we've been creating innovative flooring ever since. We're constantly developing beautiful, easy-to-install floors with superior surface wear and scratch protection. That might be why we're considered the most preferred consumer brand.

As the largest US laminate flooring manufacturer and a producer of premium hardwood floors, we take pride in producing unsurpassed products backed by superb warranties and unmatched customer service. You can find our products at home improvement stores and in more than 5,000 specialty retailers in North America.

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Origin

1881

Stensmolla Kemiska Tekniska Industri

Pergo's original parent company, Stensmolla Kemiska Tekniska Industri, is founded, as a refiner of beech wood in the forests of southern Sweden.

1923

Perstorp Industrial Group 

Perstorp Industrial Group starts producing a new material: laminated boards for use in radios. 

1970s

1974

Perstorp AB Acquires AB Tilafabriken

It's a new day in Trelleborg, Sweden. Perstorp AB acquires AP Tilafabriken and the acquisition leads to a new technology and the ability to refine laminate into countertops, windowsills and more.

1977

Origins of the Laminate Flooring Idea

The laminate flooring concept was devised during a brainstorm session. 

1979

Manufacturing Begins

The first laminate flooring rolls off the line. 

1980s

1980

Laminate Flooring in Sweden

Perstorp Golv GL80 becomes the first laminate flooring sold in Sweden. 

1984

Marketing Success

The Swedes start marketing and sales take off. 

1985

First Factory

Trelleborg, Sweden becomes the home of the world's first laminate flooring factory. 

1988

First Patent Filed

Pergo applies for its first patent on the process for the production of abrasion-resistant laminate flooring. Patent later granted in 1990.

1989

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PERGO Original brand introduced.

1990s

1991

Patent Filed

Pergo files its first patent application for the End-Block Matching technology. Patent later granted in 1996.

1994

Pergo in America

America is floored as Pergo starts marketing laminate flooring in the U.S.

1995

Pergo on the Move

Sales increase in Asia and the Pacific. 

The technology for achieving unsurpassed scratch resistance in invented. 

A patent application for glueless tight technology is filed and later granted in 2000. 

1996

Garner, North Carolina

Garner, North Carolina welcomes the first US factory. 

Another patent application for embossed-in-register technology is submitted and later granted in 1997.

1997

Pergo Commercial

Pergo goes commercial with the launch of a high-quality commercial grade product in the US called Pergo Publiq.

1998

Patent Filed

Pergo files its first patent applications for the separate joining elements technology. Patent later granted in 2004.

1999

Pergo Introduces New Collections

Pergo Living, Pergo Select®, Pergo Expressions and Pergo Preferred. 

First patent applications for vertical push/fold down technology and digital printing technology filed. Patents granted in 2001 and 2005, respectively.  

2000s

2000

Name Change

From Perstorp Flooring to Pergo, Inc. (an acronym or Perstorp Golv). Additional product collections are introduced.  

2001

US Manufacturing Expands

Pergo appears on the Swedish Stock Exchange.

New collections are added as the US manufacturing capacity expands in Garner, North Carolina. Pergo also launches products with patented Smartlock glueless mechanical joints. 

2002

New Collections are Added

Pergo Paradigm® and Pergo Accolade® launch. 

A new distribution facility is constructed. 

2003

PERGO® Signature is Introduced at Lowe's

Pergo Signature is launched. 

2004

New Plant Built

Pergo builds the Four-in-One molding plant in Garner, North Carolina. 

The collections Pergo American Cottage®, Pergo Casual Living®, Pergo Vintage Home® and Pergo Hardwood are introduced in the American marketplace. 

2005

New Collections Added

The manufacturing plant in Garner, North Carolina keeps getting bigger. 

Pergo Vintage Home Traditional Strip, Pergo Accolade Tiles and Pergo Everyday® are launched.

2006

New Collections Added

Exotic collections of Pergo Global Passage® and Pergo World Traveler® are introduced. 

2007

THERE'S ONLY ONE PERGO®

Pergo is acquired by Pfleiderer AG. Pergo Prestige is introduced along with the "THERE'S ONLY ONE PERGO" campaign. 

2010s

2011

Lowe's and The Home Depot

Pergo Max® at Lowe's and Pergo XP Extreme Performance® are introduced at The Home Depot. 

2012

Molding at The Home Depot

Pergo branded moldings are introduced at The Home Depot. 

2013

Pergo Acquired by Mohawk Industries

Pergo joins some of the best brands in the marketplace as part of Mohawk Industries, a leading global flooring manufacturer that creates product to enhance residential and commercial spaces around the world. 

2014

Introducing Pergo Hardwood

Pergo launches a line of engineered hardwood floors, which combines the beauty of real wood with Pergo's signature durability.

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