A letter from PERGO on product safety

A recent 60 Minutes broadcast on laminate flooring imported by a national flooring retailer from China has raised many questions about formaldehyde levels found in laminate flooring products. To help shed light on this issue and answer questions you may have pertaining to Pergo floors, we created this page.

We’re proud to be the inventor of laminate flooring and a leader in the laminate flooring community. We make a truly high-quality product by taking the time to ensure our floors are safe for the households that purchase them. If you have questions about our products, reach out to Pergo Customer Service. While we can’t speak to laminate from other manufacturers, we’re happy to answer any questions about what goes into our high-quality Pergo floors.

With PERGO, quality floors matter

Pergo laminate flooring
It’s who makes it. Pergo invented laminate flooring and serves as a trusted leader in the industry

It’s where it’s made. We closely monitor manufacturing in our 3 U.S. production facilities

It’s how it’s made. With no shortcuts, strict quality control and adherence to stringent internal and external requirements

Pergo checks for quality and safety every step of the way

Safety of Pergo Floors:

All Pergo floors are subjected to rigorous tests that are designed to ensure that all Pergo products abide to the highest standards and do not harm interior air quality. This makes our floors safe for you and your loved ones.

Pergo laminate and engineered wood flooring are in full compliance with the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Title VI, Formaldehyde Standards for Composite Wood Products. All of our sources for composite wood components have been tested by an independent, third party EPA – approved certifier and confirmed to meet the exacting standards of the EPA. We also regularly check our certifications to make sure they are updated and that all requirements are being met.

Going Above and Beyond:

Pergo products have been independently tested in accordance with CHPS 01350 and based upon results, has achieved FloorScore Certification. This means Pergo products do not release harmful levels of VOCs into living environments and are recognized as compliant for the following use standards:
  • CALGreen, CA Code of Regulations Title 24, Part II, 2012
  • USGBC LEED CI, NC, Schools, Healthcare, 2009
  • USGBC LEED Version 4, BD&C, ID&C, 2013
  • Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CHPS), National Core Criteria, 2013
  • ANSI/GBI 01-2010, Green Building Assessment Protocol
Consumer satisfaction and safety are paramount at Pergo. We take these obligations seriously and constantly ensure we are in full compliance with all regulatory requirements as well as our own internal requirements.

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