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!

Regular Maintenance
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’s Laminate and Hard Surface cleaner or a mixture of household vinegar and water (1-cup vinegar to 1-gallon warm water) or household ammonia and water (1/3 cup ammonia to 1-gallon warm water). 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 residue.
  • 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 furntiture.
  • 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.

Spot Removal
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 Cleaner.
  • 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.