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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.
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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 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.
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.
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
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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.
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