Learn how to clean Pergo floors, and learn how not to clean Pergo floors
New statistics show that on average, consumers will pay between $3 and $22 per square foot to install floors.
However, keeping them clean can be a difficult task.
In this guide, you’ll learn exactly how to clean Pergo floors and leave them looking and feeling new.
- How to (and how not to) clean Pergo laminate floors
- How to (and how not to) clean Pergo hardwood floors
- How to (and how not to) clean Pergo rigid vinyl floors
- How to care for Pergo floors
- How to make Pergo floors shine
- And much more
Let’s get cleaning, shall we?
How To Clean Pergo Laminate Floors
Here you’ll learn exactly how to clean Pergo laminate floors and leave them looking brand new.
What To Do
- Use a dust mop or vacuum to remove dirt and dust from your Pergo floor. If you need to clean a commercial building, using a floor cleaning machine is your best choice.
- Regularly use a vacuum with a soft bristle brush to remove dirt and/or debris that might scratch the Pergo floor
- Use a damp mop to gently clean your Pergo floor
- To protect your Pergo laminate floors, place mats inside any exterior doorway over your Pergo floor. These mats will collect any sand, gravel, or dirt tracked inside the home For extra coverage, place a few area rugs
- Use floor protectors on chair legs, tables, and other easily moveable furniture so the floors won’t get scratched
- Replace any plastic casters on chairs with soft, rubber wheels
- Instead of sliding heavy objects across floors, lift them to prevent them from scratching the Pergo
What Not To Do
- Do not wax or refinish your Pergo laminate 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 leave moisture on the floor
- Do not use soap or detergent-based cleaners
How To Clean Pergo Hardwood Floors
Here you’ll learn exactly how to clean Pergo hardwood floors and leave them looking new.
What To Do
- Use a dust mop
- Use a vacuum with a hard floor attachment
- Wipe away dirt with a clean cotton cloth
- Dust the floor with a soft mop
- Use household vinegar or ammonia as a simple cleaning solution
- Keep a walk-off rug or mat in front of doorways to prevent dirt and debris to get the floor dirty
- Use felt floor protectors under chair legs and furniture to prevent damage
- Trim your pet’s nails regularly (check with your veterinarian)
- Replace plastic or metal casters on chairs with soft rubber wheels to prevent the floor from getting scratched
- Use floor protectors or felt covers on furniture
- Quickly remove spills to prevent them from damaging the floor
What Not To Do
- Avoid wearing spiked heels or shoes in need of repair because they could scratch the surface
- Do not use a steam mop to clean your Pergo hardwood floor
- Do not use a wet or damp mop as this may cause damage
- Do not allow spills to rest on your Pergo floor for long periods of time as they may damage it
How To Clean Pergo Rigid Vinyl Floors
Here you’ll learn exactly how to clean Pergo vinyl floors and leave them looking brand new.
What To Do
- Use a dust mop to remove any dust
- Use a vacuum to clean the vinyl floor
- Wipe away dirt with a clean cloth made of cotton
- Dust the vinyl floor with a sofa cotton or cloth mop
- Use household vinegar as a simple cleaning solution
- Add a walk-off rug or mat in front of doorways
- Use felt floor protectors under furniture to prevent scratches
- Clean the floor routinely to remove any dirt and dust by sweeping and vacuuming
- Regularly remove any grit, sharp objects, or other aggressive substances from the floor by using a vacuum with a soft bristle brush.
- Lift but don’t slide heavy objects across the floor to prevent scratching the floor
What Not To Do
- Do not use aggressive cleaning agents, soap, or other abrasive cleaners containing oil or waxes.
- Do not install Pergo vinyl floors without allowing the planks to acclimate
- Do not install Pergo vinyl floors without proper underlayment
- Do not refinish your Pergo floor
- Do not wax your Pergo floor
- Do not use a steam mop on your rigid vinyl Pergo floor
- Do not pour liquid directly on your vinyl Pergo floor
- Do not use an excessively wet mop which will leave moisture
- Do not use soap
- Do not use detergent-based cleaners
Other Helpful Resources
- How To Clean Pergo Floors by HowStuffWorks.com
- How To Clean Pergo Floors by Wikihow.com
- How To Shine Pergo Floors by Hunker.com
- Official Care and Maintenance Documentation By Pergo.com
Frequently Asked Questions
Is Pergo good flooring?
Yes, Pergo flooring is known for its outstanding durability, unique styles, easy installation, and risk-free warranty to ensure your floor lasts a lifetime.
Is there a difference between Pergo and laminate flooring?
No, because Pergo offers laminate flooring. Pergo laminate floors use a unique three-layer system which improves the durability of the floor panels. This system also reduces the sound created when you walk on the floor.
Is Pergo flooring waterproof?
Yes, Pergo floors are completely waterproof. Their technology helps them withstand splashes, spills, and pet accidents.