Pergo Outlast + VS Pergo Max Premiere, Pergo Max, Pergo XP: What’s the Difference?


On this page you can learn about the differences of Pergo Outlast + and how it compares to Pergo Max Premiere, Pergo XP and Pergo Max. There is also information on the installation steps required to make Pergo Outlast+ more waterproof. In addition, I have included links to online reviews of Pergo Outlast +  and Pergo Max Premiere reviews.

Pergo Outlast +

Pergo Outlast + is the latest laminate floor from Pergo for Home Depot. The newer premium floor is sold at Home Depot stores and online. It is an upgraded laminate floor from the existing Pergo XP line also sold at Home Depot.
Pergo Outlast + has a few features that help it standout from other offerings and we will get into some specific differences of Pergo Outlast + vs Pergo Max Premiere, Pergo XP and Pergo MAX below.

Pergo Outlast + VS Pergo Max Premiere

Pergo Outlast + and Pergo Max Premiere are the latest flooring styles to be sold by Pergo to Home Depot and Lowes Home Improvement. The two flooring styles have the same AC (hardness rating), same thickness but, a difference in overall number of styles. The biggest difference appears to be what Home Depot is marketing Outlast + with Pergo’s SpillProtect24™. For details on Pergo’s SpillProtect24™ check out my explanation below.


Pergo product name:
Pergo Max Premiere 
Pergo Outlast+
Retailer:
Lowes 
Home Depot
Underlayment:
No attached underlayment
Attached underlayment
Warranty:
Limited lifetime residential and 10-year limited light commercial warranty
10-year limited light commercial warranty against wear, staining and fading 
Thickness:
12mm
12mm = 10 mm thickness + 2 mm attached underlayment
AC 4 
AC 4
Finishes/Colors:
12 

Interested in some pictures of Pergo Max Premiere? Check out the photos on Houzz

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Pergo Outlast + VS Pergo XP

In comparing what the differences are in Pergo Outlast plus and Pergo XP (both sold at Home Depot), I’ve developed the chart below to allow for an easy visual comparison of the the two.

An important difference between Pergo Outlast plus and Pergo XP is that the Pergo Outlast+ includes two features not found in Pergo XP. Outlast Plus includes Pergo’s SpillProtect24™ which prevents liquid from seeping into joints for up to 24 hours and SurfaceDefense wear protection.


Pergo product name:
Pergo XP
Pergo Outlast+
Retailer:
Home Depot
Home Depot
Underlayment:
Attached underlayment
Attached underlayment
Warranty:
Lifetime limited residential wear warranty
10-year limited light commercial warranty against wear, staining and fading 
Thickness:
10mm
12mm = 10 mm thickness + 2 mm attached underlayment
AC 4 
AC 4
Finishes/Colors:
33

Pergo Outlast + VS Pergo Max

In comparing the differences between Pergo Outlast plus and Pergo Max, I’ve developed the chart below to allow for an easy visual comparison of the the two. Most significantly it appears that Pergo Outlast+ is thicker and has a harder AC (hardness rating) than Pergo Max. These would be things to consider if you have pets in the house or, are particularly hard on your floors.

Pergo Outlast+ includes two features not found in Pergo Max. Pergo Outlast Plus includes Pergo’s SpillProtect24™ which prevents liquids from seeping into joints for up to 24 hours and SurfaceDefense wear protection.

Pergo product name:
Pergo Max
Pergo Outlast+
Retailer:
Lowes
Home Depot
Underlayment:
Attached underlayment
None
Warranty:
Lifetime limited residential wear warranty
10-year limited light commercial warranty against wear, staining and fading 
Thickness:
8mm
12 mm = 10 mm thickness + 2 mm attached underlayment
AC 3
AC 4
Finishes/Colors:
24

Creating a Watertight Seal with Pergo Outlast +

The largest difference touted in Pergo marketing material is Pergo’s SpillProtect24™. According to the Outlast Plus instructions the following finishing details are required to create a watertight seal:

  • Create a watertight seal by applying flexible 100% silicone sealant to the entire perimeter of the installation. DO NOT use acrylic sealant.
  • First, fill all expansion spaces with 3/8” compressible PE foam backer rod and cover with silicone sealant.
  • Prior to installing the moldings, apply silicone sealant to the portion of the molding or transition that will contact directly with the laminate flooring surface.
  • Install moldings and immediately wipe away any excess silicone sealant.
  • Apply silicone sealant at connections to doorframes or any other fixed objects.
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Pergo Outlast Plus Reviews

The blog Gone to the Snow Dogs has a review of Pergo Outlast + :”When we found out about the SpillProtect24™ technology with the Pero Outlast+, I knew this was going to be the perfect floor for our lifestyle!  The SpillProtect24 defends against household spills for up to 24 hours, which gives you time to clean up messes without worrying about the floor being damaged.”

Pergo Outlast + Videos

 

Interested in the differences between Pergo Max and Pergo XP? Check out this post.

Important note: The information presented here is based on my independent research and is believed to be accurate. All Pergo brand name and marks are the property of Pergo.

What’s been your experience with Pergo Outlast Plus? Leave it in the comments below. 



Rob Ainbinder

Rob is an SEO and Marketing strategist, creator, writer, entrepreneur, blogger, Dad and husband. He is also the author of “Mastering Google Keep”. In his spare time, Rob enjoys completing home improvement projects, crafting barbeque and cheering on the New England Patriots. Rob lives with his family (Wife, our teenage daughter, and dog Lilly) in Greensboro/High Point/Winston-Salem area of North Carolina.

3 thoughts on “Pergo Outlast + VS Pergo Max Premiere, Pergo Max, Pergo XP: What’s the Difference?

  • March 23, 2017 at 5:26 pm
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    Hi Rob,
    Bought a villa and redoing the floors. Trying to decide between the pergo outlast and pergo max premiere. Just curious, could the silicone sealant be put on the max premiere? Would it hurt and at some point would it need to be reapplied – on either of them for that matter.

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    • March 23, 2017 at 9:11 pm
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      JoAnn

      Silicone sealant? Sorry. I don’t know of any product that Pergo recommends to top coat their flooring.

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      • March 27, 2017 at 7:58 am
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        Sealant is for the edges, not top coat.

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