You probably either chose Pergo or are strongly considering it because you liked its superior scratch resistance. However, even the most durable home products have limits.
Here are a few simple rules to follow to keep your floor as beautiful as the day you bought it:
1) Start with Entry Mats
It might not always be top of mind, but a simple entry mat is an effortless shortcut to keeping your whole house clean. Both Lowe’s and Home Depot have an assortment of beautiful and affordable mats for inside and out. With house members and guests wiping their shoes, it’s sometimes your first line of defense in stopping grit from damaging your floor.
2) Lift before you pull
Sometimes it’s time to rearrange the furniture, and it can be tempting to slide heavier items. Not only can sliding metal legs scrape your floors, but dirt trapped underneath wooden ones can quickly can cause dulling, scratches, or dents.
3) Get new wheels
For smaller items of furniture that are meant to slide, invest in some rubber wheels. Plastic casters can be very harsh on any surface that’s not concrete or carpet—causing small scrapes and dents over time.
4) Replace your Felt
Most furniture comes with felt pads already, but age and motion can wear them down. Even furniture that rarely moves could use a fresh set. For less than ten dollars, you can protect each leg of your furniture with solutions from Home Depot or Lowe’s. It will be worth every penny of the small investment.
5) Clean Gently
When cleaning your Pergo floor, try a new method. Steam mops, detergent-based cleaners, and floor wax can do more damage to your floors than good. Instead, periodically dust mop or use a soft cotton mop. Find more detailed cleaning information here.g
6) Damage? Don’t Panic
Looking for a way to repair floor damage? There is a helpful Pergo brand repair kit that makes touch-ups a breeze for the DIY individual. This customizable kit works for all colors of floors and has everything you need to make minor repairs in no time