Tarkett ProGen vinyl flooring is the latest product featuring the rigid core technology . This enables this series to be installed over subfloors that might not be totally even and in areas that have high moisture or can be prone to water being splashed on the floor. There are two features that really make this collection stand out from all the other WPC vinyl floors available on the market. First is the large plank size. Progen features a seven inch wide by sixty inch long plank. Compared to most at seven inch wide by forty eight inches long. Second is the wide variety of colors available. Available in 22 colors which again has more options than most competitor series.
One color base that stands out with this series is the brown tones. Eleven colors feature the rich and vibrant yellow to reddish brown. Three more striking visuals in each species are the Spice Bark Hickory that blend the bright tones with a pattern that hickory resembles, the Rock Maple Medio that has less graining and cleaner character lines, and the Stone Range Dusk that has a contemporary spin on the same color palette. The Alder Cashmere series features 4 tones, each moving progressively towards a darker brown tone slowly integrating the taupes from the whites. The lightest color Cool Gray is almost a cream with touches of gray compared to the Cosmos that balances out the taupes with white and grays.
Two striking colors are found in the Stained color ways. Stained Maple Carmine brings those deeep but bright darker browns while Stained Maple Indigo is an almost black tone incorporating several shades of black. One other series taht gives an applicable label of contemporary rustic is the Cerused Oak Denim tahthas almost blueish gray accents with a taupe base. The other shade being the Cerused Oak Power that has only hints of the blueish grays but focuses on the mid to light tones in the gray family.
For those wanting a more traditional decor, worry not. The Red Oak Ginger provides everything that exemplifies the look and feel of the species, from the consistent coloring to the natural knotting of the grain. Brushed Oak Whisp takes the same format but in such a cool tone taupe. Lastly for a more rustic hickory the Spice Bark Hickory mirrors the species with warm tones of caramels with medium variations.
On the performance side, the Tarkett Progen features a 20 mil wear layer. With this comes not only a lifetime residential warranty, but an impressive 15 year commercial warranty. Contrast this to most manufacturers offer a standard 10 year for any non residental applications. Installation is very DIY friendly. The pateneted click system is 100% floating, requiring no glue or adhesives. Actually only a utility knife is needed for installation. Another great feature is the atached IXPE accoustical backing, which is a 1mm thick sound and noise supression. Unlike cork backings, the rubber construction is impervious to any moisture either short or long term, ensuring the integrity of the floor remains as stated water proof.
Progen also rates exceptionally well in two other areas. For temperature stability and impact resistance. Temperature stability takes into account the variances from freezing to extreme heat. The second is how well a rigid core will hold up against heavy indentations from either high heels or store traffic and fixtures.