Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 37
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by rp0053 Looked good until started falling apart
We bought this flooring about 5 yrs ago. Back then I would have raved about it. But about 6-9 months into it, we started having problems. Pinholes, indentations, and just plain breaks developed. No, I don;t wear high heals, hammer nails into the floor, or throw rocks on it. But that is what it looks like. We bought a cheap laminate wood flooring for the back of the house and have NO problems with that.
It appears that the PERGO just collapses.
It has a 30 yr warranty, but you know how that goes. I am still waiting to hear their answer.
May 15, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Opinion2 Looks really great
Over all I am pleased with the flooring. It looks great and seems to be easily cleaned. It has only been down a week and my poor knees are just starting to heal. If you can afford it hire someone to lay it for you or get yourself some good knee pads. It didn't lock together as easily as I would have liked and on occasion part of the tongue would collapse and we would have to cut out a short section. The padding backed planks saved us allot of time. Also getting the planks under jamb molding was hard because both the edge and ends have to lock in. I would recommend this flooring to anyone who has patience and likes the look of it.
August 23, 2010
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by floorboard pergo
Pros: Looks almost as good as real wood for half the price. Planks and transition pieces made in Canada and USA.
Cons: The tongue and groove portion is fragile until the planks are locked into position. The dust produced during cutting with a table saw or chop saw is awful. The dust is very fine, clings to most any material and spreads across a much larger area than any wood dust I've worked with. The laminate surface is still prone to scratching. Be cautious, even when moving furniture with plastic feet as they will scratch the laminate. Overall, I would recommend this product with the limitations described above.
February 2, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by NoddingHomer Beautiful floor but keep in mind a few things...
This floor is a very convincing replica of real wood. It looks great and is very durable after it's installed. But before you buy it, keep in mind the following.
- The planks are 5" wide, so installation goes slowly. You'll be making a lot of cuts. However, the narrow planks also mean there's very little waste.
- There are grooves between the planks. This adds to the rustic feel of this floor, but the grooves tend to collect dust and dirt that has to be vacuumed out.
- The planks are very fragile along their edges. This isn't a problem when your installation is complete, but during the process it's easy to chip and crack the boards if you drop them or strike them with an object.
November 9, 2009
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by CookyDog Excellent Product
Having sold Pergo in the late eighties with an exclusive territory when it first came to the United States, I saw it's quality and potential use from the onset. Pergo started it all , and was a trendsetter in laminate flooring in sweden...Twenty plus years later, I thought I would try the Pergo Potomac. What a difference a few thousand days make, this product is beautiful to say the least. We installed over 1000 sq. feet in the kitchen, dinining room, living room, and hall. I compared the Pergo Potomact to Bruce Hardwood floors Hickory initially, that had a $8.00 sq. ft. price. The realism in the Potomac is uncanny, performance without the price of hardwood. I highly recommend the Pergo Potomac plank format.
September 22, 2010
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Momsue Floor looks great!
I love this floor! We put a lighter color pergo floor in our foyer years ago and it never looked like real wood, you could tell it was laminate. This newer style dark color with the nicks looks like real wood, It was much easier to install with the backing on it, the old style we had to lay that down first and it was a pain. You must remember to scatter the boxes or your pattern will come out wrong, you will notice each box has its own look but every piece in each box is the same.. We did get a chip in the floor but a heavy tool was dropped on it. Love the floor!
October 15, 2009
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Eddie Not hard to put down
Was much better than I thought it would be. Not at all hard to install. Did 1000 sq ft by myself. I would recommend considering a random length install rather than a fixed length. I spaced my butts half way on the next row and it might have looked better staggered randomly. It looks great, but very symetrical. Try laying out a few rows first and see how you like it before starting the actual install. Also, plan to cut outside, as there is a lot of dust. BTW: Got it cheaper on line than I could at the store and shipping to my home was free. Overall, excellent deal.
September 7, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Honeydolister Excellent choice!
My husband and I had a hard time deciding what type of flooring to put in our recently finished walk out basement. I'm not a fan of laminate-I've never liked the look- but this product is great. It looks like real wood because each plank looks like one board and is slightly beveled( instead of each plank trying to look like multiple rows of wood). Also the finish has a hand scraped look instead of being completely flat. This was so easy to install and is gorgeous! The finish is dark and warm. We were thrilled when it arrived and even happier once it was installed!
July 6, 2009