Pergo® is a type of laminate flooring produced by the Pergo company of Sweeden. To clean Pergo®, all you need is a broom, a mop and a bucket, or spray bottle. There are two types of cleaning that you should concern yourself with when you want to clean Pergo® flooring. Everyday cleaning, which will keep your floor looking company ready at all times, and deep cleaning, which really makes your home look like a showplace.
Everyday cleaning is simple. Just go through the areas that you want to clean with a broom. Some people prefer to use a vacuum, and that is fine. If the vacuum has a beater bar, turn it off to eliminate any risk of scratching the floor, and to get the best suction on the bare floor. If, during your everyday cleaning, you notice a spot that doesn’t sweep up, wipe it up lightly with a damp cloth. There is no reason to mop the floor, spot cleaning is very effective.
For deep cleaning, use plain water to clean Pergo® flooring. Use a bucket or spray bottle, depending on your preference. Some people prefer to use the more traditional mop, while others spray the floor lightly with water and then mop dry. This makes it easier to keep the floor from becoming too wet. Regardless of whether you use a bucket or a spray bottle, it is unlikely that you will need to use any soap to clean your Pergo® floor. Pergo® is easy to keep clean, which is one of the advantages of this type of flooring. If someone in your family inadvertently creates a mess that you cannot clean up with water, there are several things that you can safely use.
Pergo® makes a cleaner specifically for their floor. This should be the first thing that to try after plain water. If someone gets chewing gum on the floor, or candle wax drips onto the floor, allow it to harden and then scrape off as much as possible before using the cleaner. Crayon, lipstick, nail polish or ink can all be cleaned with acetone or petroleum spirits. Follow this up with a cleaning with the Pergo ® brand cleaner to remove any cleaning residue. It is easy to clean Pergo® as long as the process is kept simple. Never wax or polish this type of flooring. Also, do not use steel wool to scrub it. If a stain does not come off with cleaner and a nylon scrubber, contact the manufacturer.