Pergo Extreme is a waterpoof 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 reviews with a review of Pergo Extreme flooring.
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. 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
The advantages of Pergo Extreme include
- Extensive range of styles and colors, including tile and stone looks
- Extremely durable and 100% waterproof
- Easy click and lock installation
The disadvantages include
- Requires proper, sometimes complex, subfloor preparation
- Vinyl may not increase the value of a home
- 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.
|Brand||Price per square foot|
|MSI||$1.60 – $3.50|
|Islander||$1.70 – $3.85|
|Smartcore||$2.00 – $3.70|
|NuCore||$2.35 – $3.80|
|Congoleum Triversa||$2.50 – $3.50|
|LifeProof||$2.79 – $4.39|
|Armstrong Luxe Rigid Core||$2.79 – $4.39|
|Mannington Adura Flex||$3.00 – $3.50|
|Mannington Adura Max & MaxAPEX||$3.00 – $6.00|
|Mohawk SolidTech||$3.50 – $6.25|
|Mannington Adura Rigid||$3.60 – $4.60|
|Pergo Extreme||$3.99 – $5.99|
|COREtec Plus||$3.80 – $7.99|
|Karndean Korlok||$4.50 – $7.00|
|Armstrong Pryzm||$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. Concrete, 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!
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.
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!
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