Idea No. 23
Idea no. 23 on the committee’s list was written down as “Perkett - laminatgolv” (laminate flooring). It was one of the few suggestions that included a potential trade name. After further studies and tests, idea no. 23 was eventually given the green light and in the fall of 1979, the very first Perstorp laminate flooring, Perstorp Golv GL80, was put into production.
A new category is born
Perstorp’s innovation marked the birth of an entirely new category of flooring. One simple suggestion born out of adversity took root and evolved over time from a small supplementary product to a complete division, and eventually into a separate company named Perstorp Flooring AB, today known as Pergo.