Resilient and Low Maintenance Wood Flooring

For our long time readers, do you remember our flooring we installed in our old apartment? You can see that Resilient Flooring from Pergo here. Pergo is a Beautifully Responsible partner.  These partners are committed to not only sustainability, but also durability.  I love supporting a company that utilizes mindful manufacturing and I love it even more when they over deliver on their promises. 

Resilient Flooring Everywhere: Danish Style

In keeping with Paul’s Danish background, we installed Pergo flooring in pretty much every nook and cranny of our apartment–no floor to floor carpet allowed! With Utah’s ever-changing weather and our small foyer, we knew that having a floor that could handle the dust and grime of fall along with the water and moisture of spring was a priority.  Sure enough, 4 years later and the floors have been a dream. They’re unbelievably easy to clean, and when you have an active toddler, quick and efficient cleaning is also a must.  Their scratch resistant qualities are true to their name. Years of moving furniture didn’t leave even so much as a scuff on this floor. Here’s a little walk down memory lane. The apartment started with carpet everywhere. 

And then we added in the Pergo Resilient Flooring everywhere.

And then we did some more cosmetic work to the apartment and put down an area rug because I like the color and patterns! 

As most of you are well aware, we moved at the end of last year in the chaos of a studio move, pandemic, and my third trimester. Lars was also on the hunt for a new designer to add to our team, and here is when Gwen steps into the story:

 

Enter Gwen, our Crafter!

Hello! Brittany and I met last fall when my husband and I were looking for a new place to live. We had been living in a shoebox of an apartment. So between the two of us and our adorable whirlwind of a dog, Lula, we were getting pretty cramped. A mutual friend referred us to Brittany’s old place. She sent us pictures from the blog, saying “she’s made the inside absolutely perfect!” Um, yes, please. When we came to check it out and meet our landlords we fell even more in love. After making sure that Lula and our landlords’ dogs could get along, we made it official! About a month later Brittany, Paul, and Jasper were in their new house and we had settled into their old one.

Not long after we moved, I saw Brittany’s listing for a designer at Lars. I immediately texted my mom “would it be too weird if I applied to work for someone whose old house I’m living in?” Well, I guess it wasn’t, because the rest is history and I have been part of the team since November. 

Putting our Resilient Flooring To The Test

Since moving in we have adjusted the placement of our furniture several times, and in all the hustle and bustle our Pergo flooring has stood up like a champion. It is a great color too, and doesn’t look constantly dusty like wooden floors tend to do. It’s seriously the ideal intersection of low-maintenance and beautiful that I think all of us are striving for. Because who has the bandwidth to be worrying about their floor right now? Our soggy boots and occasional spills have been no problem. And maybe most impressively, Lula’s antics haven’t left a single mark, even when she gets the zoomies. 

A big part of something being environmentally sustainable is not having to replace it all the time, and I foresee the Pergo flooring lasting for a long long time and for future generations of renters, their families, and their pets. Long live…longevity!

This post is sponsored by Resilient Flooring. Visit Beautifully Responsible to learn more. And follow @ResponsibleFloors on Instagram and Pinterest for more flooring inspiration!

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5 COMMENTS

  1. What do you think about the slippery-ness of the floors – especially with a dog? We are looking for an option that stands up to water (PNW rain here) but our dog has joint issues that make slick floors a no-go. Our 90s laminate in the last house was a problem for him.

    • Hi Jenny! This is Gwen. I’m sorry to hear about your dog’s joint issues–anything that hurts our dogs hurts us, too! When Lula is running she does tend to slide on the floors, and sometimes when she’s trying to get a running start she does that sort of Scooby Doo thing where her legs are moving but she hasn’t built up enough traction to actually get anywhere. It’s pretty cute, but could potentially be a problem for a dog with joint issues. I would say it’s less slippery than a laminate, though. I hope this helps!

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