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After reading the reviews of Pergo it is obvious that Pergo has peppered the mostly very unsatisfactory reviews of this product with phoney opinions praising this laminate that dents, scratches, curls up at the edges, and can't even stand up to two months of wear in a home that has two adults, no animals, no children and very little traffic. The reviews of praise are obviously so ridiculous in their approval of the this low grade horrible product. The customer care that is so "wonderful" is horrific with their "couldn't care less" customer care.
NEVER, NEVER will I purchase any Pergo product nor will I ever do business with Lowe's again for carrying this abysmal flooring. I live in a condo complex that doesn't allow wood flooring. It is vintage 1970's with 2700 units that are constantly being upgraded with laminate or vinyl. The experiences with Pergo Max, the product, Pergo the company and Lowe's lack of company service has been spread and we will protect each other from any more experiences of costly and time wasting disappointments.
The coatings on the apple wood we purchased from Lowe's were not properly applied and scratch easy. Never Again. Pergo has had years to make the products better but instead I feel Pergo has become no more than Liquidators.
I purchased Pergo light oak flooring many years ago and loved it. Yes, I had one small dent when I dropped a heavy pot on it. I liked my floor so much I am putting Pergo Outlast into a 700sq foot addition. Rated 96 on Consumer Reports with outstanding reviews. I can only assume Pergo max (and by its very much less expensive price) is not the same quality. Do your homework and remember... you get what you pay for. You don’t expect a BMW when you bought a Volkswagen Bug do you?
We purchased 1,000 square foot of flooring 2 years ago. Not realizing there are different connection methods, we picked up several different styles to make a floor that looks like reclaimed wood. Once we got home we realized the connection methods and sorted the flooring according to the connection type. Two years later we had some damage where a fridge had leaked on the floor for an extended period of time and we took a sample of our connection methods to Lowe's to find replacement. Nothing matched the connection methods.
I called Performance to find out where I can get more. The lady asked me what style it was and I have no idea, that was 2 years ago! Luckily I had written some styles on the bottom of a couple boards and told her the name something like "hand scraped hickory". She said that doesn't help since there are so many different versions of that name and she would need a model number that would be listed on the receipt. Seriously? So not only do they have several connection methods, they have different versions of the same name, and they do not print any identifying info on the bottom of the planks. And on top of it all, there is no identifying on the box as to which connection method series the product is. So I can't call Lowe's and ask them if they have something that might match!
Customer service was no help at all, and my running across something that works is just sheer luck. We were able to find ONE style that matched our floor on clearance and the newer versions are already in the shelf which means another connection method. We are selling the house so the poor soul that has to work on the floor in the future will most likely have to replace the whole thing to the tune of $2,000 or more, materials only. I am very pleased with the Bruce flooring we used in the laundry and bathrooms. No matter the color or style, they all fit each other. Buy Bruce.
DO NOT RECOMMEND!!! We purchased over $1,500 of this flooring. It has been installed for only 1 year and 5 months. We saved our receipt. The only thing we ever cleaned it with was a dry Swiffer and a damp cloth. They have a photo of a Great Dane on the box and boast the Lifetime Warranty. The only pet we have is a 1lb ferret. The floor is chipped, all scratched up, and the laminate is peeling and bubbling in several spots. We contacted Mohawk and Lowes. Mohawk sent out their "Private" wood inspector who would tell me nothing when he left.
They denied our claim and tried to say it was caused by improper installation and wet mopping which is just completely ridiculous. We have never wet mopped it. I call Mohawk back and asked to speak with a supervisor. They said that there were none available and one would call me back. They still have yet to return my call. Now we are going to have to pay to have all this flooring ripped out, purchase new flooring (a different brand of course) and have to pay to have the new flooring installed. Complete rip off!!! We are beyond mad! I WOULDN'T RECOMMEND THIS FLOORING TO MY WORST ENEMY! DO NOT BUY THIS FLOORING!
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Bullet Proof Flooring. Okay, I didn't actually shoot at my floor. We installed some Pergo American Cottage from Lowe's 10 years ago. This floor looks exactly the same as the day it was finished. Dogs run around on it. Tools have been dropped on it without scratching it. Nail polish has been spilled on it and it cleaned up just fine. We had a slab leak and it didn't buckle thanks to the thick plastic underlayment that Pergo recommends. Unfortunately, some of it had to be removed in order to dry out the floor underneath. I almost cried.
I have noticed that the edges in my beautiful Moneta mahogany flooring are turning light color so when I bent over and I really looked at the problem it looks like the paint that's on the edges that makes this floor looks beautiful is coming off. I started a claim, inspector shows up, I got a denial letter. It was so hard to start this claim. I have made over 50 phone calls to Pergo and Lowe's... the home inspector report says everything is on spec with the flooring and the care that I do, basically it's not our fault, this is just happening and it should not. In the denial letter they suggested I buy touch up pen for wood and touch up all these planks, the issue is the high traffic area. All the planks, all the edges need to be touched up plus I need to spend extra money to buy these pens that I will need.
We have this flooring almost 4 years and we only walk on it with our socks and I do take care of my home so it's not something that we do, this flooring should be commercial grade and should last at least 30 years is the warranty of Pergo... very, very disappointed in Pergo... The bare address on this flooring have no protection on top so they are very sensitive to everything right now. If there is a drop of water it sucks a dry and you can see a water damage. I'm expecting this floor to be ruined in the next two years... :(
I purchased $6000 worth of Pergo Max hardwood flooring from Lowe's. It was professionally installed. After 1 month, the floor is so scratched that the installer recommends replacing the entire floor --- scratches cannot be fixed. NO HELP from PERGO on this matter. Their claim that this product is 5x more durable than hardwood is entirely UNTRUE. I have owned other real wood floors and never had these problems. VERY DISAPPOINTED and DO NOT RECOMMEND.
You go through 3 steps through Mohawk, which takes about a month and a half, to find out they will use any excuse not to honor their warranty, such as the floor being the slightest out of level they will not honor it, and if any board is damaged, they blame it on the installer for tapping too hard. Will never buy this product again nor would I recommend it to anyone.
I purchased over 40 cases of special ordered Pergo flooring. After waiting two weeks for delivery, and two days for the product to acclimate I opened a few cases only to find that the product was clearly defective. I noticed through the clear plastic that most of the boxes had defective boards. When I contacted Pergo they didn't want to even hear it. It was like I was bothering them. This was over a year ago. I was able to resolve the issue, but I was NEVER CONTACTED BY PERGO. You would think they would at least have called me and apologized for their lack of quality control.
Our Pergo Max flooring is less than 4 months old and looks like it's years old. It has fine scratches apparently from sweeping it with a broom. When I mop it with a damp cloth and water only, it leaves streaks and smears and dulls. I have to wipe it with a clean dry cloth to buff it up to get the streaks off. We saved for two years to have new nice flooring and the old worn-out flooring looked better. I so sad about this I could cry. I am 70 years old and have a fixed income and can never afford new flooring again. Now I have to live with this. I will never shop Lowe's again or say anything good about Pergo.
We self-installed a Pergo laminate flooring and have been very dissatisfied with the Pergo Max product. We filed a claim, but Pergo denied it under their limited warranty. The product has been chipping at the corners and edges. One chip is about the size of a quarter. We'll not buy a Pergo product again. We wish we had the prior product we had removed to install the Pergo. It was an Armstrong brand laminate that looked as good the day we removed it as the day we installed it.
Went to Lowe's where I purchased the American Beech flooring and reported that the flooring is peeling off of the wood base. Sent pictures to Pergo and my claim was denied 10 minutes after the email was sent. After speaking to Pergo they said it's not a manufacturer's defect. Well if the floor is less than a year old and the laminate is peeling off of the base what would cause that. Pergo has no answers. Stay away from Pergo. They do not stand behind their product. My cousin works for FOX news so I'm going to see if they can help me. $2,000 worth of Pergo and they don't stand behind their product. Unreal.
Customer service is top notch at this company. If you have a problem, they will work to make sure that a solution is reached that satisfies the customer. The installation process was fast and simple. The techs came over in the morning to install flooring in the dining room and kitchen. They only took a few hours and were very courteous. The value was very good. I was able to put new flooring in the dining room and kitchen at a great price. Their prices are generally lower than other competitors and whatnot. The quality of the flooring is great. I have had the new floor for a few weeks and so far there is no scratches from dog nails or kids playing around. There's great quality and I wouldn't go to another company.
Customer service was very good. They were nice and helpful, answered all my questions, and were very professional. Would use again in future if i needed to, was great. Installation went great. Installers were professional and efficient, got things done in a timely manner. Had no issues or complaints and would use company again. This flooring is beautiful, looks like real hardwood floors, great value for price and installation. Receive great comments on quality of flooring every time I have company.
The customer service was absolutely, positively fantastic. We are customers who like service, so this really worked out in our favor! We are so pleased. The installation was honestly the best thing I've ever witnessed in my entire life. They did such a marvelous job. We were so thrilled with the installation process! I can't believe what a value this was. Our floors are amazing and we just love them so much! Such good quality. This stuff means business!
The customer service was wonderful. Very helpful. The installation was quick and easy, very fast, very professional. I can't believe that it took such little time given that the last time I had to go through installation of tile it took a little longer than a week. 1 day was all it took with Pergo. Great value, cost effective and since it will last long very worthwhile. The customer service will help you find out what you're looking for within your budget and what works best for your home to ensure it lasts. Very sturdy, built to last, easy to clean. This is a great quality product. It will hold up against children and pets. I have three kids and they like to drop things from upstairs because they're wild and dangerous. So far no cracks or dents.
Top notch and good quality. Customer support when needed. Installation is included with purchase so you don't have to bother with that. There are a lot of people working on it so installation is pretty rapid and barely any wait time. The value is top of the line and the best on the market. The quality looks more expensive than I actually paid for it. Which makes it that much more valuable. Expensive looking quality with smooth and extravagant features. Long lasting textured quality with incredible alternate features. Comes in various colors.
Regarding Claim # **. Had flooring installed by contractor in March of 2011. Two weeks after installation flooring began to bubble or tent in multiple areas. Contractor was contacted, came back in May to make stress cuts which relieved some areas but not all. Since installation contractor came back a total of 3 times, but flooring continues to bubble in one large area. Filed a complaint with Pergo, inspector came out. Report blames the use of a Shark Steamer for bubbling in floor. Shark steamer had only been used a total of 3 times and only 3 months after installation.
In September 2007, I purchased $1,800 worth of Pergo floors through the home Depot warehouse. In a matter of 4 months, I saw the floor begin to peel and warp in several areas. I called both Pergo manufacturers and Home Depot store to set up an appt. for an inspector to come and look at the poor performance of the floors. Both Pergo and Home Depot denied my claim stating that the moisture level of the floors was way over the amount they would normally accept. Pergo is saying it is a "site related issue". There is one small site where liquid was spilled and was immediately cleaned up (within 5 minutes). Yet the floor still warped and peeled extensively. Pergo promises a 30 year warranty on their product, but when I complained, they said they would not honor the warranty. When I purchased the Pergo floor at Home Depot, the Home Depot floor specialists told me that Pergo is their "top quality" floor and can withstand children, dogs, etc. and is a very hardy floor. When I analyzed the finished product, it looks like cardboard. I would have been better off with a wood floor.
My husband and I purchased 43 boxes of Pergo flooring from Lowe's in Santee, CA in May of 2007. Here is the Pergo Information: Malaysian Kempas PW 80517, Global Passage-Dark Wood/Cherry. We installed them ourselves as they are very easy to install. However after the third day of having them installed we noticed how easy the Pergo scratches. Our 3 year old daughter was pushing around her dolly in the baby stroller (doll weighs 1pound and stroller weighs 2 1/2) and the stroller left scratches on the flooring. My daughter is a very petite 3 year old weighing 26 pounds.
I called Lowe's the next day and they said since they did not install it I needed to call Pergo. Well I tried Pergo three different times and they kept telling me to go back to the store it was bought from that they could not help. This went on for about 3 months before I had enough and filed a complaint at Lowe's against Pergo. That was in August. Well Pergo sent a man out (sub contractor for Pergo - named Glenn who was highly rude and got dirt all over my cream carpet and wood floors which took me 2 hours to clean after he left). He said that by his findings, I was at fault for allowing our daughter to play with a stroller that had non rubber wheels on the Pergo floor.
I called Pergo directly 10 days later since they did not call to tell me about my complaint. I spoke with Seth who told me my claim was denied and then spoke with a woman named Tanya ** who told me she was the "Boss" and there was not anyone higher than her I could speak with. She told me that she saw the photos and too found no valid claim. I was very upset and said how can Pergo not back up their product when Pergo shows children riding a tricycle on the commercials showing how durable the floors are. That is the whole reason we purchased it was to withstand a playroom for our 3 year old.
Needless to say I did not get anywhere with Tanya and she told me I would have to hire an attorney if I was going to get anything else out of her. She said Pergo was merging with a Canadian based company and that they would be dealing with it so it really was not her problem. I was so upset about the lack of effort on Pergo's side to really back a product up that is sold nationwide. I truly thought that when we bought the Pergo that came with a 25 year warranty we would be getting our $3,600.00 out of the floor that we put into it. As it turns out we have a 500 square foot playroom that has a dark cherry pergo floor that looks horrible.
Well I filed a complaint with the BBB and the same two individuals I had a problem with at Pergo are the same two who responded back to BBB telling them they are still going to deny the claim because in their warranty information is stating that is does not cover "improper or inadequate maintenance or accidents, such as damage". I do not intend now or ever to claim ignorance. I am just shocked that a child's small stroller would leave such damaging marks on a flooring that animals nails go across and do not scratch. I truly feel that Pergo misrepresented the durability of this flooring and should have better information letting consumers know the sensitivity of this type of flooring. I am in the process of possibly taking this to small claims court.
I purchase Pergo flooring for my family room in 1998. Had a good warranty sounded good. The place I bought is no longer in business. The store had men come out and laid it. I am seeing the floor buckling coming apart at the seams. We are adults in this house we don't abuse our floors. We do have a small dog. I call century tile they also use this floor, they gave me the information to contact Pergo. Mr ** wrote me an e-mail that the floor is not their responsibility. They sent out an inspector and with his test, they say they can do nothing about it. I spent over 2,000.00 on this floor 5 years ago. The product is falling apart. Who can I go to. If they can't help me, I want others to be aware of their shady products. If you can help, I would appreciate it. Thank you for any help.
Pergo expert review by Joseph Truini
Pergo developed plastic-laminate flooring, with the first flooring produced in 1979. It is the largest laminate flooring manufacturer in the United States and also produces solid hardwood and engineered hardwood floors.
Installation: Pergo encourages DIY installation, which is greatly simplified by the flooring’s easy click-lock design. However, if you’d prefer to hire a professional installer, Pergo retailers will help locate a certified installer in your area.
Samples: While consumers must visit retail partners either online or in-person to make purchases, they can order samples for a fee from the Pergo website. Visit a retail location to see the flooring in person.
Four-color printing process: Pergo is one of a few companies that uses four-color printing for its decorative graphic sheet designs on laminate. The result is vibrant, true-to-life wood grains, patterns and colors.
Hardwood variety: Hardwood selections include chocolate oak, handscraped heritage hickory, antique natural oak and slate oak.
Laminate selections: Bourbon Street oak, bainbridge oak, crestwood tile, chateau maple and Winchester apple are just a few of the nearly 130 choices in laminate flooring offered by Pergo.
Best for: Pergo is especially beneficial in homes with pets and kids, as well as luxury shoppers.
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