Parquet, laminate and vinyl flooring – testing and comparing

22 June 2017

Choosing a floor is not as easy as it sounds. Especially not nowadays when décor layers on laminate and vinyl flooring are so realistic that they can look like real wood floors. So how do you decide?

To help you choose, we have made this comparison below of Pergo wood parquet, laminate and vinyl flooring.


Durability and impact resistance – laminate flooring is best in test

Pergo vinyl flooring has a Titan V™ multi-layered surface that protects against scratches and wear and tear. The Titan X™ laminate floor coating is the best multi-layered treatment on the market and provides durability far above normal standards, even for commercial environments. Both types of flooring have a unique multi-layered structure and a dense body which provides high impact resistance. Our laminate flooring has been subject to multiple tests and has achieved excellent results.

Our wood flooring has a special finish that provides maximum protection. However, even though Pergo wood flooring is more durable than most other types of wood floors, wood is not as hard-wearing as laminate or vinyl flooring.


Installation

Our laminate and vinyl flooring solutions are easy to lay yourself thanks to our patented click system. You do not require any previous knowledge or special tools. Our wood floors also use a click system so you can choose to lay them yourself, but for excellent results, we recommend letting a professional floor-layer take care of this unless you are experienced in this type of work.


Maintenance and cleaning

Vinyl and laminate flooring only require normal cleaning, i.e. vacuuming and damp mopping from time to time. The coating is so dense that dirt cannot penetrate the floor, making these types of materials easy to keep clean.

Wood flooring may require some maintenance in addition to cleaning, depending on the type of protective finish. Oiled floors must be oiled once a year to maintain their beautiful surface.


Moisture resistance

Pergo laminate and vinyl flooring have a moisture-resistant body as well as strong, tightly fitting click joints, both of which make them particularly water-resistant.

In general, wood flooring does not tolerate moisture, but Pergo parquet flooring is somewhat more resistant than other types of wood flooring thanks to its protective finish. However, it is important to clean up any spills as soon as possible.


Heat resistance/underfloor heating

All three types of Pergo flooring can be used with underfloor heating, even our wood flooring.

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