Explore Tarkett Luxury Vinyl Flooring 2021

Tarkett is a brand most homeowners will be familiar with whether it’s through their laminate collections or the company’s impressive vinyl lineup. That includes sheet vinyl along with products like rigid core NuGen and ProGen Stone. In this review, we’re going to shed some light on their vinyl collections so you’ll know what to expect when it comes to styles, pricing, and availability.

Tarkett Vinyl Flooring Collections

Tarkett’s current lineup of vinyl flooring comes in three forms with sheet vinyl, luxury vinyl tile, and luxury vinyl planks. We’re going to start with their luxury vinyl flooring, which includes 141 designs across 11 different collections.

Collection

Color

Thickness

Wear Layer

Installation

Warranty

ProGen

31

4.98mm

20mil

Uniclic

Lifetime/15

Transcend Click

24

4mm

20mil

Click

Lifetime/10

Transcend Sureset

24

4.5mm

20mil

Adhesive

Lifetime/10

Nugen

10

4.5mm

12mil

Uniclic

Lifetime/10

Nugen Glue

10

3.51mm

12mil

Glue-Down

Lifetime/10

Aloft Click

8

3.2mm

12mil

FreeSpan Lock

25/7

Aloft Glue-Down

8

2.03mm

12mil

Glue-Down

25/7

Access

14

2.03mm

6mil

Glue-Down

15/5

Ingenuity MENARD

2

3.20mm

12mil

FreeSpan Lock

25/7

VeriCoreMENARD

4

5mm

20mil

Uniclic

Lifetime/20

Progen Collection

If you’re interested in flooring that can withstand the daily grind from a busy household, the ProGen Collection should be high on your list. Planks and tiles from this series have a rigid construction and are listed as waterproof when installed properly. They are safe for use in laundry rooms, kitchens, and bathrooms in several different sizes.

Progen Collection

Progen Collection

This collection is almost split down the middle between boards measuring 7”W x 48” or a foot longer at 7”W x 60”L. All are lightly textured with a micro-bevel edge on two sides, except for the 48” long Aurora Oak and Brushed Pine. You’ll find a solid mix of colors between both sizes whether you are looking for greys like West Oak Drift or more natural hues.

Progen Collection

Progen Collection

There is also a small section of styles with narrow boards 4.9” in width and 48” long including Durham Pine and Red Oak Ginger. While there’s a great selection of shades across the board, you’ll want to look towards their luxury vinyl tile if you prefer the look of stone over wood. ProGen’s VCT measures 9” x 24” and is micro-beveled on two sides like their luxury vinyl planks.


Transcend Collection

When compared to the ProGen series, the Transcend Collection has many similar styles in both wood and stone. There are some distinct differences between the two, however, as this collection comes in two formats with Transcend Click and Transcend SureSet.

The Transcend SureSet Collection has a pre-applied adhesive layer on the back of each board or tile. A sculpted wave backing system absorbs sound and provides flexibility while a layer of Tritonite-reinforced urethane finish helps prevent wear. Planks from this collection are available in two sizes with standard boards at 6”W x 36”L and wider styles like Villa Oak which measures 9”W x 48”L.

Transcend SureSet Collection

Transcend SureSet Collection

Regardless of the color or style, all flooring is listed at 4.5mm thick with a 20mil wear layer and are beveled on all sides. Transcend SureSet PermaStone tiles have the same edging, but measure 12” x 24” or 12” x 36” depending on the style. If you’re a fan of stone-style tile like Concrete Surf or the multicolored Pecan Swirl Praline from the SureSet collection, they are available with a click-lock design as well. 

Transcend Click Collection

Transcend Click Collection

The Transcend Click Collection has the exact same styles but utilizes the company’s FreeSpan Locking technology. The wear layer is still 20mil, although they are slightly thinner at 4mm thick. The edging remains the same in this collection, but the sizes have changed. Color like Villa Oak is 7.5”W x 48”L while Pecan Swirl, Northern Red, and others come in at 5”W x 37”L.

Tarkett Nugen Collection

The NuGen Collection is one of the company’s more interesting lineups with colors like Driftwood Sand and Sparrow Oak in Gray Pearl. NuGen luxury vinyl flooring is available in two formats as well, although there are no self-adhesive strips this time around.

NuGen Collection

NuGen Collection

Homeowners will have no trouble installing flooring from the standard NuGen Collection. These boards make use of their Uniclic system, which makes installation a breeze. They are also extremely durable with a rigid waterproof core like the ProGen collection, although not quite as thick and with a 12mil wear layer.

In the NuGen Glue-down Collection, you’ll find the same 10 styles in their standard line. All of these boards have 12mil wear layers as well but are thinner than the regular series at only 3.51mm. There are no vinyl tiles in this collection, and all flooring measures 7”W x 48”L.

Tarkett Aloft Collection

The last duel collection from Tarkett comes in the form of the Aloft, which provides a choice between glue-down luxury vinyl planks or ones that simply snap together. It’s considered one of the company’s budget-friendly lineups, and there are 10 shades to choose from with either installation style that varies from a light gray to dark brown. 

Tarkett Aloft Collection

Tarkett Aloft Collection

Flooring from the Aloft Click Collection has square edges and measures 6”W x 48”L. All boards have a 12mil wear layer and are 3.2mm thick. As you might suspect, flooring from the Aloft Glue-down Collection is the same size and thickness. Both products are rated with a 25-year residential warranty with 7 years of light-duty commercial use.

Tarkett Access Collection

Another budget-friendly line from Tarkett is the Access Collection. It’s a popular series that’s seen the recent addition of new colors but still provides the same great value for an affordable price. Homeowners that love the look of stone will have some familiar colors to choose from, while the woods include species like Chestnut, Acacia, Hickory, and Maple.

Tarkett Access Collection

Tarkett Access Collection

As for durability, these planks are the same thickness as the Aloft Collection at 2.03mm. Unfortunately, the wear layer has been slashed in half to only 6mil and the only installation method involves gluing these boards and tiles to your floor. This collection is also listed as water-resistant, but the warranty is rather short at 15 years residential and 5 years light commercial.

Menard Exclusives from Tarkett

Depending on what part of the United States you reside in, you may or may not be familiar with Menards. This family-owned hardware store has more than 300 locations scattered across the United States with a business model similar to chains like Ace. They are also known for carrying a variety of in-house exclusives like these two flooring lines from Tarkett that you can’t purchase anywhere else.

The Ingenuity Collection is in the vein of the Aloft series. This affordable collection won’t break the bank and features planks with the company’s FreeSpan locking mechanism. They are waterproof, like the ProGen Collection, but only 3.2mm thick with a 12mil wear layer. There’s not much variety with colors as there are only two to choose from on these micro-beveled planks.

If you’re looking for thicker flooring, the VeriCore Collection at Menards may be better suited to your needs. These waterproof planks are 5mm thick with attached underlayment and have a thicker wear layer measuring 20mils. There are two more colors in this collection as well, and the warranty is double that of the Ingenuity line.

Collection

Style

Thickness

Wear Layer

Price

Progen

Durham Pine Sun Toned

4.98mm

20mil

$2.97 sq. ft.

Nugen Glue

Ligna Tile

3.51mm

12mil

$2.42 sq. ft.

Ingenuity

Weathered Gray

3.20mm

12mil

$1.77 sq. ft.

Transcend Sureset

Villa Oak Enzo

4.5mm

20mil

$3.36 sq. ft.

Aloft Glue-Down

Cayenne

2.03mm

12mil

$2.44 sq. ft.

Access

Kona Cherry

2.03mm

6mil

$2.03 sq. ft.

Nugen

Teak Marado

4.5mm

12mil

$2.39 sq. ft.

Aloft Click

Roan

3.2mm

12mil

$2.44 sq. ft.

Transcend Click

Concrete Greystone

4mm

20mil

$3.09 sq. ft.

VeriCore

Quartered Oak

5mm

20mil

$2.59 sq. ft.

Tarkett Cost and Availability

As you can see from our pricing table, Tarkett provides homeowners with a number of price points across their product lines. That includes budget boards like Ingenuity that can commonly be found for under $2.00 per square foot and more high-end offerings from the Transcend and ProGen Collections. Keep in mind that these prices are just a sample so they will vary depending on where you decide to buy.

On that note, availability is high for Tarkett vinyl flooring so you shouldn’t have a problem finding it anywhere in the United States. The Menard-exclusive lines may be an exception, but our team of researchers had no trouble tracking the company’s vinyl flooring lines down. You can purchase their collections locally or online through a variety of flooring stores and dealers.

Warranties

While luxury vinyl planks and tiles are highly resilient, they don’t hold a candle to floor coverings like hardwood when it comes to durability. That means you should always take warranties into account. How long of a guarantee you’ll get from Tarkett depends on the product you choose, and there’s a significant drop off between some collections.

The best warranty from Tarkett comes on the ProGen and VeriCore Collections which have a limited lifetime guarantee for residential use and 20 years commercial for VeriCore. ProGen only has a 15-year commercial warranty, while the Transcend and NuGen collections are locked in at 10-years for commercial usage. These collections all have limited lifetime warranties for residential use as well.

The Aloft and Ingenuity Collections are listed with a 25-year residential warranty and 7 years commercial. On the low end is the Access Collection which is rated at 15 years residential and 5 years if used in a commercial setting. With any of these warranties, you’ll want to read the fine print as the “lifetime” guarantee is tiered so it’s only good for around 20 years total.

Green Factor

When companies produce synthetic flooring like LVP and LVT, indoor air quality can be a major concern. Manufacturers address those concerns through several means, but the easiest way to tell if your floor is eco-friendly is to look for certification.

With vinyl flooring, you’ll want to check for FloorScore certification, and that's something you‘ll find on every style of flooring from Tarkett. Their collections are also listed as Phthalate-free, so your only concern will be the adhesive if you choose to use something that’s not on their list of recommended products.

Tarkett Pros, Cons, and Ratings

Tarkett has an excellent line of luxury vinyl flooring, and we like the fact there are multiple sizes and formats to choose from. Their warranties are in-line with the competition, and their collections are priced competitively as well. The only knock on their lineup is if you’re looking for tile, as the selection is sparse in that regard. You can check out all of Tarkett’s collections at the link below, and if you’re interested in their laminate line, we have you covered.

  • Styles: 4
  • Ease of installation: 4
  • Eco-Friendly: 4.5
  • Sizes: 3.8
  • Overall Rating: 4.1

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