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The antimicrobial laminates: Pergo Elements and Artisan Select

Stockdale Tile and Flooring Center

Pergo Elements

Mohawk Industries, Inc. has introduced a new exclusive Pergo laminate line, Pergo Elements. The line consists of a highly differentiated, waterproof wood with a premium attached pad, industry-leading durability, WetProtect technology and new CleanProtect antimicrobial protection. Pergo Elements features two distinct collections, Originals and Preferred, with six different styles. Pergo Originals includes the new CleanProtect antimicrobial protection and a 10-year waterproof warranty. Pergo Preferred boasts WetProtect's lifetime waterproof guarantee on the surface and subfloor, premium GenuEdge pressed chamfers for better viewing of the hardwoods, a premium bonded pad, as well as CleanProtect.

WetProtect has a patented locking system and a surface coating that ensures a waterproof floor. WetProtect offers complete waterproof protection, featuring water-tight joints that prevent water from leaking through gaps to damage the subfloor, and a waterproof finish that traps moisture on the surface. WetProtect has full-coverage waterproof protection backed by a lifetime surface and subfloor waterproof warranty.

CleanProtect has built-in antimicrobial protection that prevents bacteria growth and build-up and makes cleaning effortless. CleanProtect prevents the mess before it begins so consumers can live boldly on their Pergo floors without microorganisms, bacteria, mold and mildew growing. By prohibiting the growth of microorganisms, CleanProtect keeps floors clean and actively attacks microbes to clear out unwanted bacteria while neutralizing odors caused by mold and mildew for fresh air and peace of mind.

"As the most trusted brand for high-quality, worry-free flooring, Pergo Elements is the next generation of performance laminate," said Seth Arnold, vice president of marketing, wood and laminate. "The Pergo Elements line is made to be stronger than all the elements of life and offers the perfect flooring solution for style-driven consumers who don't want to settle for high-quality flooring or waterproof protection." (www.floorcoveringweekly.com/main/features/mohawk-introduces-new-pergo-elements-line--33137)

Artisan Select by Tri-West, Ltd.

The Artisan Laminate Collections are a premier series of natural looking laminate flooring and are manufactured in the United States. Quality laminate flooring, like Artisan Select, is manufactured with the highest standards to capture the essence of high-end hardwood but with all of the advantages of economically priced, long lasting, low maintenance flooring. The specifications for the Artisan Select laminate flooring are very similar to the specifications of the Mohawk Pergo Elements. These are the only two laminate flooring products with antimicrobial protection.

The knowledgeable sales representatives at one of Stockdale Tile and Flooring Center's three stores, located in Tehachapi, Bakersfield and Visalia, can assist with educating you about the advantages of the Pergo Element or Artisan Select laminate floorings.

The Tehachapi Stockdale Tile and Flooring Center is located at 20700 South Street. Call (661) 771-7229. Open Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturdays 9 a.m. to noon.