The Story of Pergo

Pergo history goes back to 1977, when we revolutionized the (commercial) flooring industry by inventing the first laminate floor. The idea came from a brainstorming committee set up to suggest new applications for high-pressure laminate made by Perstorp, a leading Swedish chemical company. The idea became a product, evolved to a new division and eventually gave birth to a new company, Pergo.

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WORLD'S LARGEST FLOORING COMPANY

Since 2013, the Pergo brand is owned by Mohawk Industries, Inc., the world's largest flooring company with operations in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Pergo products are manufactured by the flooring division of UNILIN bvba, based in Belgium.

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PERGO IS A UNILIN BRAND

Unilin has three divisions: flooring, panels and insulation. The company employs 5000 internationally and has production sites all over the world. As a part of Mohawk Industries and UNILIN, Pergo has the reach and resources to take commercial projects from dreams to reality, as a reliable partner on a global scale,

Pergo Mission

To bring lasting beauty to indoor environments in combination with greater ease and a complete experience of quality.

Durability

Durability

All our floors have superior wear, impact and scratch resistance to stand up to the stresses related with professional environments.

Beauty

Beauty

We focus on delivering great designs with superior customisation options.

Ease

Ease

Our floors are not only durable and great-looking, they are also easy to install and maintain.

Trust

Trust

Our aim is to be a trustworthy partner throughout your entire building process. Pergo is a brand you always can depend on.

Our history

1977

1977 | Idea-77 committee at Perstorp invents concept of laminate flooring during a brainstorming session.

1980

1980 | First laminate flooring (Perstorp Golv GL80) sold in Sweden.

1989

1989 | Brand name “Pergo” (an acronym of Perstorp Golv) is chosen following a naming competition and introduced to the market.

1991

1991 | First manufacturer of laminate at Domotex.

1992

1992 | Launch of high-quality, commercial-grade product (Pergo Publiq).

1994

1994 | Pergo laminate flooring introduced in United States. Our accessories get the same quality laminate coating as the floors (protected by 15 patents).

1995

1995 | Pergo introduced in Asia. Technology invented for achieving unsurpassed scratch resistance (later marketed as TitanX).

1995

1996 | New flooring factory opened in Garner, North Carolina, US.

2001

2001 | Pergo invents patented click technology and introduces embossing effects on laminate surfaces.

2010

2010 | PerfectFold is introduced worldwide (protected by 100 patents).

2013

2013 | Pergo becomes a true multi-category brand by entering the wood flooring market as well as vinyl.

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