Pergo Extreme Vinyl Flooring | Pros/Cons, Costs & Cleaning
What is Pergo Extreme?
Pergo Extreme is a waterproof and highly durable, rigid vinyl plank and tile flooring product in four collections and priced between $3.99 to $5.99 per sq/ft
We continue our luxury vinyl flooring reports with an overview of Pergo Extreme flooring.
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To see how Pergo Extreme compares in price to other similar LVT flooring click here for our price comparison table.
February 22, 2023, by: Greca Fotopoulos
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WHAT IS PERGO EXTREME?
Pergo Extreme is the company’s extensive line of luxury vinyl flooring (LVF). Introduced in 2019, it features 60 styles, including 15 tile-look options in its Extreme Tile Options collection.
The other three collections are Wood Originals, Wood Enhanced, and Wider Longer.
Each plank is constructed with four layers, including a rigid composite core and a protective top layer; designed for extraordinary durability and protection from dents, scuffs, and stains.
The entire Pergo Extreme line is 100% waterproof. With its excellent warranty it is also kid and pet proof and highly dent resistant.
Vinyl flooring absorbs pressure and stays at room temperature, making it very comfortable to work on.
Currently, Pergo Extreme is only available at independent retailers.
The Pergo Extreme Tile Options line has a wide variety of stone looks and textures. The large-format planks give a modern twist to your décor, and mimic the appearance of marble, Travertine, and even terrazzo floor tile. The planks vary between 24 and 36 inches long and are either 12 or 18 inches wide.
The seven styles in the Wood Enhanced line are specially manufactured using a unique process so that they resemble hardwood floors more closely than other vinyl options. The planks feature greater variation, a natural texture, and authentic wood grain detail. All of the planks in this line are 60 inches long and 9 inches wide.
The Wider Longer line is a great alternative to more traditional wood-look options. It includes five styles, all with planks that are 72 inches long and 10 inches wide.
The Wood Originals line is the most classic of the Pergo Extreme collection. The line has 33 styles, ranging from light and coastal, to medium wood tones, to darker grey finishes. The planks come in 48 or 60 inch lengths and 7.25 or 9 inch widths. All products in this collection come in a single-strip design.
PROS AND CONS OF PERGO EXTREME
Let’s take a quick look at the advantages and disadvantages of Pergo Extreme rigid vinyl.
|Extensive range of styles and colors, including tile and stone looks||Requires proper, sometimes complex, subfloor preparation|
|Extremely durable and 100% waterproof||Vinyl may not increase the value of a home|
|Easy click and lock installation||Can be dented by sharp objects|
PRICES AND COMPARISONS
As discussed above, Pergo Extreme costs between $3.99 and $5.99 per square foot and is available for sale from local, independent retailers. This places Pergo Extreme prices in the highest price bracket of waterproof rigid core flooring brands.
See the price comparison table below to see how Pergo Extreme prices compare with other leading brands.
PRICE PER SQUARE FOOT
|MSI||$1.60 – $3.50|
|Islander||$1.70 – $3.85|
|Smartcore Flooring||$2.00 – $3.70|
|Nucore Flooring||$2.35 – $3.80|
|Congoleum Luxury Vinyl Tile||$2.50 – $3.50|
|Lifeproof Vinyl Flooring||$2.79 – $4.39|
|Armstrong Luxe Plank||$2.79 – $4.39|
|Mannington Adura Flex Flooring||$3.00 – $3.50|
|Adura Max||$3.00 – $6.00|
|Mohawk SolidTech Plus||$3.50 – $6.25|
|Adura Rigid Flooring||$3.60 – $4.60|
|Pergo Extreme||$3.99 – $5.99|
|COREtec Flooring||$3.80 – $7.99|
|Korlok Flooring||$4.50 – $7.00|
|Armstrong Pryzm Flooring||$4.90 – $8.00|
Pergo Extreme is a floating floor made with Uniloc technology, making the planks easy to install and lock together.
Simply insert the tongue of one plank at a slight angle, rotate downwards, and the planks will click into place.
All styles also come with an attached underlayment for increased stability and a more natural sounding floor.
As always, let the flooring acclimate to the temperature of the room before installation and check the planks for any defects before installation.
Because this is a vinyl product, there is more flexibility in the type of subfloor it can be installed over. Cement, plywood, ceramic tile, glued laminate, and glued hardwood are all acceptable options.
Make sure the subfloor is clean, dry, and secure, with no holes, dips, or soft-spots. Concrete subfloors require the application of a vapor barrier prior to installation.
Pergo Extreme LVT can be installed on, above, or below grade, including in enclosed porches provided the temperature stays above zero degrees.
Full installation instructions can be found on the company’s website.
CARE AND MAINTENANCE
Pergo Extreme LVF is designed to be easy to clean and virtually maintenance free. It never needs to be polished or waxed.
A broom or damp mop can generally handle day-to-day cleaning. A vacuum with a soft bristle attachment can be used to clean up larger messes.
Even though the product is waterproof, it is a good idea to clean up spills as soon as possible with a damp mop.
Pergo recommends using a mixture of water and vinegar instead of any abrasive or soap-based household cleaners.
Never use a steam-mop or pour liquids on Pergo LVF. As with any hard flooring, use rugs and felt pads on furniture to extend the life of your vinyl flooring.
Pergo’s website provides further tips and tricks on how to care for your LVF.
Pergo Extreme comes with a limited lifetime residential warranty and a 10-year medium commercial warranty, one of the most comprehensive in the flooring industry. It covers damage from water, pet stains, dents, and abnormal wear. Full warranty criteria can be found on the company’s website.
I installed Pergo Extreme my kitchen and bathroom. I get a lot of compliments on the beautiful color. The seam lines between the planks are almost invisible and the ridges in the floor are more pronounced than expected, which makes it look more like natural wood. It’s only been a few months, but so far I love this floor! Daniel CA
I run a showroom and we installed Pergo Extreme when we remodeled. Our installer was shocked with how thick and durable the product it. A year later, our Pergo flooring looks brand new. Some of the other flooring has dents and scratches, but not the Pergo! I think that pictures never really show what a product looks like, so it is good idea to find a sample at a local store or order one from the website. Mary AK
I have installed over 4000 square feet of this Pergo Extreme so far and I love it! It installs with ease and wears really well! I have a 150 lb dog and almost a year later, there are no scratches on the floor! I recommend Pergo LVF to everyone! June MI
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About the Author:
Greca is the lead style writer at Home Flooring Pros (more), with a BA in Technical Art, she’s focused on flooring trends, flooring ideas, and flooring brand reviews.
“There’s nothing more satisfying than creating a home that you love. The hardest thing about this job is trying not to covet all the great floors I get to review; if I could remodel my home every month, I would!”
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We are installing Pergo Extreme Soulful Grey and are loving the color and the minimal variation in the pattern, sometimes you can’t even see the seam lines. It was hard to find ANY vinyl flooring color that DID NOT have a lot of variation so we went with the more expensive Pergo Extreme product but is seems to be paying off… it’s thicker so no underlayment and the planks are really easy to install.
I think it’s a great product but know that it’s messy ripping it and you go through blades. It’s worth spending a few hundred on the flooring cutter for the butt ends. Also, if you have to pull it up for any reason (ck for dips b4 u lay it or it will bounce) be careful not to damage the butt ends – only pull them out from the end and do not lift them up (the way you laid them down) or your board will be damaged. Larger boards can mean more waste so order more than the 10% extra.
Two items on the wish list… that there was more detailed information on the Pergo website regarding installation and that they have/sell a FLAT T-molding, not that plastic rounded crap that’s a trip hazard.