Asked on Mar 29, 2018

Pergo flooring question

Chriss Grijak
by Chriss Grijak
I had a Pergo laminate flooring installed in my kitchen 2 weeks ago. Yesterday I realized that a bag was leaking and about 8 ounces of water was sitting on the floor for about 2 hours! Do you think damage was done to the floor? Also, what is the best way to keep this kind of floor clean? It does not have a shiny finish. Thank you once again!

  9 answers
  • Barb Adams Barb Adams on Mar 29, 2018
    Best to ask Pergo: I do hope your floor is not damaged. If it is, you will have to have those pieces replaced. Best of luck.

  • Ann Ann on Mar 29, 2018
    assuming you wiped up the water, only time will tell about permanent damage. Call your installer for more info, or call your insurer if you find you need a replacement. As for cleaning, i like to use my steam harsh chemicals.

  • Millymolly Millymolly on Mar 29, 2018
    Re caring for the Pergo...I use the rubbing alcohol/white vinegar and Dawn mix on mine, the commercial products left a film.

  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Mar 29, 2018
    Use the Bona Laminate floor care system it does not leave a residue.As for the water sitting on it, that Is hard to say.I would reach out to the distributor

  • Loneagle Loneagle on Mar 29, 2018
    Best to refer to pergo for care, If you don't seen any puckering or buckling, after a week or so, it should be fine. Bruce flooring used to make a product that put a thin coating of polyurethane over the floor which would help protect it, but it was a glossy finish.

  • William William on Mar 29, 2018
    If it hasn't swelled, lifted, or joints separated your fine. The substrate tends to swell on laminate flooring when they get wet. Then replacing the affected boards need to be replaced. That's why I'm not fond of laminate floors even though I have installed many in my day. Give the customer what they want.

    • Chriss Grijak Chriss Grijak on Mar 29, 2018
      I keep checking it and it seems ok so’s the new waterproof Pergo but still there are seams in which water can seep through. I’ll keep an eye on it!

  • Joyce Joyce on Mar 29, 2018
    Pergo says clean with distilled water. I do this now and have no more film. Always looks nice and shiny.

  • William William on Mar 29, 2018
    If nothing has happened in a couple days your fine. I agree. The surface is waterproof and the substrate may have been treated but still.

    • Chriss Grijak Chriss Grijak on Mar 29, 2018
      This site sure has helped me a lot in the last couple of months! Thanks again for your advice!