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.
To bring lasting beauty to indoor environments in combination with greater ease and a complete experience of quality.
1977 | Idea-77 committee at Perstorp invents concept of laminate flooring during a brainstorming session.
1980 | First laminate flooring (Perstorp Golv GL80) sold in Sweden.
1989 | Brand name “Pergo” (an acronym of Perstorp Golv) is chosen following a naming competition and introduced to the market.
1991 | First manufacturer of laminate at Domotex.
1992 | Launch of high-quality, commercial-grade product (Pergo Publiq).
1994 | Pergo laminate flooring introduced in United States. Our accessories get the same quality laminate coating as the floors (protected by 15 patents).
1995 | Pergo introduced in Asia. Technology invented for achieving unsurpassed scratch resistance (later marketed as TitanX).
1996 | New flooring factory opened in Garner, North Carolina, US.
2001 | Pergo invents patented click technology and introduces embossing effects on laminate surfaces.
2010 | PerfectFold is introduced worldwide (protected by 100 patents).
2013 | Pergo becomes a true multi-category brand by entering the wood flooring market as well as vinyl.