Floors that last a lifetime.

Pergo laminate and hardwood floors are manufactured to lock out dirt, dust and daily wear, but they still require care and a little maintenance to stay beautiful year after year. From cleaning laminate to spot and stain removal on hardwood, follow the guidelines below to care for your floor properly so you can enjoy your Pergo for a lifetime.

Pergo laminate do's

DO use a dust mop

DO use a vacuum with a hard floor attachment that does NOT contain rotary brush heads that could cause scratches

DO wipe away dirt with a clean cotton cloth

DO dust with a soft cotton or cloth mop

DO keep laminate & hard surface cleaner or household vinegar on-hand for light mopping

DO keep a walk-off rug or mat in front of doorways to keep dirt and debris off your floor

DO use felt floor protectors under chair legs and furniture to prevent damage

Pergo laminate don'ts

DO NOT install Pergo laminate without allowing the planks to acclimate

DO NOT install Pergo laminate without the proper underlayment

DO NOT wax or refinish your Pergo floor

DO NOT use a steam mop on your Pergo laminate floor

DO NOT pour liquid directly on the floor or use an excessively wet mop* that will puddle or leave moisture standing on the floor. 

DO NOT use soap or detergent-based cleaners on your Pergo laminate floor

DO NOT allow spills to rest on your Pergo floor for long periods of time

*Occasional wet mopping is permitted for Pergo Outlast+ only.

Cleaning instructions

  1. Remove dirt and dust. Use a dust mop or vacuum with a hard floor attachment to remove dirt and dust from your Pergo floor. Use a vacuum or vacuum attachment with soft bristle brush regularly to remove any particles that could scratch the floor. For a deeper cleaning, use a damp cotton cloth or cloth mop.

  2. Use a damp mop to gently clean your Pergo. You can make a Pergo-recommended household cleaner with 1 cup household vinegar to 1 gallon warm water or 1/3 cup ammonia mixed with 1 gallon warm water. This cleaner will cleanse gently, removing dirt but keeping your floor beautiful.

Protecting your Pergo laminate

  • Place mats inside any exterior doorway over your Pergo floor to collect sand, gravel, or dirt tracked in the home. You can also place area rugs in other spaces for extra coverage.

  • Make sure your rugs have a solid backing, so soil doesn't sift through the rug to come in contact with the floor.

  • Use floor protectors or felt covers on chair legs, sofas, TV stands, tables and other easily moveable furniture so you don't scratch the floors.

  • Replace plastic casters on chairs with rubber wheels.

  • Lift, don't slide, heavy objects across floors.

Simple repair and stain removal for Pergo laminate

MINOR DAMAGE OR DINGS 

Treat minor damage or dings to a laminate plank or tile with Pergo Finishing Putty. If the area is too big to treat with Pergo Finishing Putty, a certified retailer can recommend a professional to replace the plank or tile. 

CANDLE WAX OR CHEWING GUM

Remove candle wax or chewing gum from Pergo laminate with a blunt plastic scraper after the material has hardened.

FOOD OR LIQUID SPILLS 
To remove chocolate, grease, juice, cordials or wine, use lukewarm water and a non-abrasive cleaner (like ammonia and water or vinegar and water) with a soft cloth or mop. 


GLUE 

To remove glue, use an appropriate glue remover. After use, be sure to clean with standard cleaning products.

TOUGH STAINS

To remove tough stains like tar, markers, crayon, lipstick, oil, shoe polish, nail polish or cigarette burns, use acetone nail polish remover or denatured alcohol on a clean cloth. Note: Do not use on coordinating wall base or quarter round.

PET STAINS

Quickly wipe up pet or water accidents from your Pergo laminate floors with a cotton cloth to prevent the floor from absorbing moisture. Wipe away remaining residue with a lightly damp cloth.

For set pet waste stains, use a 1:1 solution of white vinegar and baking soda to dab at stains gently with a moist sponge, then wipe excess vinegar off the floor with a damp cloth.

For larger stains that are totally set, talk to your local Pergo retailer about replacing the damaged flooring area.

Pergo hardwood do's

DO use a dust mop
  

DO use a vacuum with a hard floor attachment that does NOT contain rotary brush heads that could cause scratches 

DO wipe away dirt with a clean cotton cloth 

DO dust with a soft cotton or cloth mop

DO keep hardwood flooring cleaner or household vinegar on-hand for light mopping

DO keep a walk-off rug or mat in front of doorways to keep dirt and debris off your floor

DO use felt floor protectors under chair legs and furniture to prevent damage

Pergo hardwood don'ts

DO NOT install Pergo hardwood without allowing the planks to acclimate

DO NOT
wet or damp mop your Pergo hardwood floor, as this may cause damage

DO NOT
use oil soaps, wax, liquid detergent or other household products to clean the floor

DO NOT use a steam mop on your Pergo hardwood floor

DO NOT allow spills to rest on your Pergo hardwood floor for long periods of time

Cleaning instructions

  1. Remove dirt and dust. Vacuum or sweep your Pergo hardwood floor to remove dirt and dust. Use a vacuum or hard-floor vacuum attachment without a rotary brush head or moving parts, as these could scratch or damage your floor.

  2. Use a Hard Surface Cleaner to remove dirt or other residue. Apply Hardwood Flooring Cleaner directly to the dry flooring mop, not the hardwood floor. Use a back and forth motion with the mop on the hardwood. When the mop cover becomes soiled, simply replace it with a clean one. Cleaning the hardwood floor with a soiled cover could cause streaking. The covers are generally re-usable, so simply throw the cover in the wash and dry as you would any towel. 

Protecting your Pergo hardwood

FURNITURE

Use floor protectors or felt covers on chair legs, sofas, TV stands, tables and other easily moveable furniture.

Replace plastic or metal casters on chairs with rubber wheels.

Lift, don't slide, heavy objects across floors.

PETS

Trim your pet's nails as recommended by your veterinarian.

SPILLS AND SUNLIGHT

Promptly remove spills using hardwood flooring cleaner and a clean cloth.

To help preserve the original look and color of your hardwood flooring, close window treatments during hours of direct sunlight and avoid excessive lighting where possible.

SHOES

Avoid wearing spiked heels or shoes in need of repair while walking on hardwood floors as they could scratch the surface. 

AREA RUGS

Place walk-off area rugs or protective mats at all exterior entrances to collect small bits of sand and gravel that may be tracked into the home.

    • Alternate and clean mats regularly to avoid turning them into a soil source themselves or causing stains under the rug.

    • Make sure your rugs have a solid back, so soil doesn't sift through the rug to come in contact with the floor.

Clean under interior area rugs and mats regularly, as soil underneath them will have an abrasive effect on the floor finish.

Simple repair and stain removal for Pergo hardwood

MINOR DAMAGE OR DINGS
Treat minor damage to a Pergo Hardwood plank with a repair kit made for wood flooring.

LIQUID MESSES
Quickly wipe up pet or water accidents from your Pergo hardwood floors with a cotton cloth to prevent the floor from absorbing moisture. Wipe away remaining residue with a lightly damp cloth.

PET STAINS
For set pet waste stains, use a clean cloth to dab a small amount of hydrogen peroxide on the stain.

SET STAINS
For larger stains that are totally set, talk to your local Pergo store about replacing the damaged floor area.
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