Article Summary: Pergo Flooring is one of the most popular flooring products available today, with it’s patented CertainSeal pre-glued click together system it make s D-I-Y floor installation a breeze. Here’s a brief company history and some featured products.
Pergo has been around for over 120 years but not always as a flooring manufacturer. It started off life making vinegar and gradually moved towards making laminates for table and bench tops. It was not until 1977 that Pergo developed a type of laminate flooring. It soon established itself as a quality flooring manufacturer and expanded it’s operation to the U.S. in 1994.
Pergo grew from an initial 107 stores selling their flooring products to a huge 850 stores in less than a year. Pergo flooring was manufactured in Garner, North Carolina and their headquarters is in Raleigh, North Carolina. Today Pergo is one of the largest laminate flooring producers in the world, with sales of over $250 million per year. Pergo sells its laminated flooring product through speciality flooring retailers, Home depot and Lowe’s. Pergo has the biggest market share of any of the major laminate producers. You can be sure that Pergo flooring is a quality product and that the company is dedicated to maintaining and improving it’s products continually to ensure a top quality product.
Pergo Chronology – taken from pergo.com
1923 – Perstorp Industrial Group began producing laminate surface.
1977 – Laminate flooring concept was developed.
1984 – Launch of the first laminate floor in Sweden.
1985 – Opening of the first laminate flooring factory, Trelleborg, Sweden.
1989 – Pergo Original brand introduced.
1994 – Pergo laminate flooring introduced in the United States.
1995 – Introduction of Pergo in the Asia / Pacific.
1996 – Flooring factory opens in Raleigh, North Carolina, USA.
1997 – Launch of high-quality commercial grade product, Pergo Publiq.
1999 – Introduction of Pergo Living, Pergo Select and Pergo Preferred sub-brands.
2000 – In January the company name was officially changed from Perstorp Flooring to Pergo, Inc.
Pergo Flooring product range