If you’re on the fence about whether or not laminate flooring is a good investment for your home, we’re here to tell you the good news: it is. Laminate flooring provides long-lasting lifestyle and durability benefits that can pay off now and in the future if you decide to sell. Plus, it’s affordable and costs less than other hardwoods. So without further ado, here are four reasons Pergo laminate flooring is a wise choice for your home.
It’s Better Than Ever
Laminate flooring has come a long way in terms of durability, with Pergo leading every step of the way. Made with patented protective layers that withstand, well, just about anything inside your home, Pergo laminate flooring is designed to last. That’s reassuring if you’re thinking about your floors going up against kids or pets or both for the next decade or more.
Pergo has also made strides in waterproof technology, specifically for their laminate flooring. In the past, potential home buyers might have questioned the long-term durability of laminate against spills and splashes. That’s no longer the case. Pergo now offers select styles with patented technology to create a laminate floor system that’s completely waterproof, for something that lasts for years to come. Plus, every Pergo laminate offers protection against scratches and scuffs.
Super Convenient Maintenance
Hardwood flooring is absolutely gorgeous (check out Pergo’s hardwood floors to see for yourself), but maintaining such beauty isn’t always easy. With hardwood, you’ll have to act fast to clean up liquid spills or risk damaging your floors. And that’s something you don’t want potential homebuyers worrying about while attending an open house. Think of Pergo laminate like this when you sell your home: it’s that smart thermostat or other high-tech addition that makes life easier for the next buyer.
With carpet, everyone expects to vacuum more often than not, especially with pets in the house. Plus, if you spill something like coffee or wine, you’ll immediately need to do some deep carpet cleaning—or consider hiring a professional carpet cleaner, which could be pricey.
Laminate flooring is a different story. Pergo’s laminate floors require little effort to keep them gorgeous. Occasionally running a vacuum, dust mop or damp mop over them is usually all that’s required to keep them in good shape. With select styles that offer lifetime waterproof protection such as Pergo TimberCraft +WetProtect™ and Pergo Outlast+™ with SpillProtect™, you can periodically wet mop to clean up tougher spills and accidents, unlike hardwood.
Looks Like the Real Deal
Pergo laminate does an excellent job of capturing the look of hardwood flooring, so much so that potential homebuyers will find it harder than ever to tell the difference. It’ll take a true detective to notice the floor’s not real wood, especially if you have Pergo TimberCraft installed, one of Pergo’s most realistic laminate floors on the market.
Featuring twice as many unique planks as ordinary laminate, Pergo TimberCraft’s design creates another layer of realism and beauty. Optical illusion or pure magic? Maybe a little of both. It’s all thanks to Pergo’s UltraDef™ printing process that creates rich colors that won’t fade, so your floor will remain beautiful throughout the years.
A Future-Facing Choice
Take note that laminate flooring isn’t the same thing it was decades ago. With Pergo flooring construction making great leaps and bounds in terms of durability and style, now’s a better time than any to reap the long-term benefits of laminate flooring.
Thinking about long-term resale value is important, but maintenance costs in terms of time and money can add up to a lot over the years. When you install Pergo laminate in your home, there’s not a whole lot you need to do to keep it beautiful for decades. Isn’t your time worth it? At the end of the day, you have to decide for yourself which floor style is right for you and your family, and the needs of future homebuyers if you one day decide to sell.