Pergo floors, like other fine furnishings in
your home, require proper care to keep them looking their best. When you follow
our easy cleaning and maintenance instructions, you'll find taking care of your
Pergo floor a snap!
The surface layer of Pergo flooring is hard and
compact, so dirt and dust do not adhere to it easily. The following simple
steps are usually all it takes to keep your floor clean.
For general cleaning, use a dust mop, vacuum with the
hard-floor attachment of your vacuum cleaner or wipe occasionally with a damp
cotton or cloth mop.
For heavier cleaning, use Pergo Floor
Cleaner or a mixture of household vinegar and water (1-cup vinegar to 1-gallon
warm water) or household ammonia and water (1/2 cup ammonia to 1-gallon warm
water). If an accident occurs and a stain remains, you can remove the worst
stains with acetone or denatured alcohol on a soft cloth without bleaching or
damaging the floor. In a pinch, nail polish remover containing acetone is a
handy substitute. Do not use soap or detergent-based cleaners, wax-based
products or any type of polish on Pergo floors, as they leave a dull, filmy
There is never a need to wax or refinish your Pergo floor.
Protect the Floor
While Pergo is remarkably durable, there is of
course no such thing as an indestructible flooring material. There are a few
simple protective measures that are important to keep your floor looking new.
To protect your Pergo floor from surface scratches, place
walk-off area rugs or mats inside any exterior doorway to collect small bits of
gravel that may track in on shoes.
Use felt floor protectors (available at Pergo retailers) on
the legs of chairs, sofas, TV stands, tables and other easily movable
Replace plastic casters on chairs with rubber wheels and lift
rather than slide heavy objects across the floor.
Minor damage to a Pergo plank or tile can
be easily repaired with Pergo Finishing Putty. If the damaged area is larger
than 1/4 of an inch, a Pergo retailer can recommend a professional to replace
an entire plank or tile.
Pergo stain resistance means peace of mind for
you and easy clean up. So, when the inevitable happens, use the following guide
for stain and spot removal:
For chocolate, grease, juice, cordials and wine - use lukewarm
water and a non-abrasive cleaner (such as, ammonia and water) or Pergo Floor
For tar, markers, crayon, lipstick, oil, shoe polish, ink,
nail polish and cigarette burns - use acetone/nail polish remover or denatured
alcohol. Note: Do not use acetone on Pergo wallbase or quarter round.
For candle wax and chewing gum - let harden
and scrape carefully with a blunt plastic scraper.
How do I clean my Pergo floor?
The surface layer of Pergo flooring is hard and
compact, so dirt and dust do not adhere to it easily. An occasional damp
mopping, a quick sweeping or light vacuuming with the hard floor attachments
are usually all it takes to keep your Pergo floor clean. Do not use soaps or
detergents because they may leave a film, dulling the floor. Difficult spots
like nail polish, markers, tar and cigarette burns can be removed with acetone
or nail polish remover. Pergo floors must never be waxed, polished, sanded or
How can I remove glue haze from my Pergo
It is easiest to remove glue haze as soon as
possible using a warm damp cloth. After the floor sets for at least 12 hours,
any residual haze or traces of glue missed by the initial cleaning can be
removed by using Pergo After Installation Cleaner (available at Pergo retail
stores) or an ammonia and water mixture with a damp cloth or mop (1/2 cup
ammonia to 1 gallon of water).
Does Pergo scratch?
While Pergo is very resistant to scratching, it
is not "scratch-proof". To minimize scratching use felt floor protectors on all
easily moved furniture (chairs, tables, etc.) and replace them as needed. Use
walk-off mats inside any exterior doorways to catch gravel that may stick to
shoes; replace plastic casters with rubber ones and lift rather than slide
heavy objects across the floor. Please be sure to use only the hard floor
attachments for upright and canister style vacuum cleaners, as the carpet
cleaning features can scratch Pergo.
How can I fix chips and dents on the floor?
Pergo Finishing Putty can be used to repair
small chips and dents that have penetrated the laminate layer of your floor. It
is easy to use and is color-coordinated to Pergo laminate flooring. If the area
to be repaired is larger than a 1/4 of an inch, we recommend replacing the
plank. Individual planks can be replaced if necessary, and since we use no dye
lots and the floor does not fade, the planks will match perfectly. To locate a
flooring professional who has the proper tools and training for plank
replacements, contact your retailer or call our consumer helpline