Ceramics & Vinyl

What is vinyl flooring?

Vinyl flooring is synthetic material that looks like tile or hardwood.  Most vinyls are glued down directly to the floor underneath.  Vinyl floor comes in many forms – there is sheet vinyl (usually 12 ft in width), luxury vinyl tile and plank (which is upscale and looks very real), there is vinyl composite tile (VCT – usually for commercial applications) and there is cheap peel & stick tile that you can often find in Home Depot.

Unlike laminate flooring, most vinyl is waterproof or water resistant (this depends on the exact type of vinyl).  While the cheaper types of vinyl can easily withstand spills and strong cleaning, they will usually not survive major floods – most of these use cheap adhesives that will not hold up to standing water and some are applied directly onto plywood and if the water has soaked through, the subfloor may warp. Cheaper types of vinyl have a tendency to fade if exposed to sunlight for extended periods of time.

Whereas laminates are hard and inflexible, most vinyls are soft and flexible.  So, vinyl flooring can tolerate floors that are sloped or have humps in it.  The vinyl will just go right on top of it.  Because vinyl is flexible, it is critical that the floor underneath is smooth (not level, but smooth), so you often need to do a couple of layers of skim coats to smooth out the floor underneath.  (Otherwise, the imperfections of the floor below (or vinyl) will telegraph through and that would not look good.

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Ceramic flooring offers affordable choices in a vast selection. When you need reliable information in determining your best option, you need ProJan. Let ProJan provide the best solutions to beautify your home while meeting your specific performance and budget needs. Family owned and operated since 1970, ProJan is ready to answer your questions and help you find the right floor covering for your needs.

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A functional, flexible choice

Tile is a very functional choice for your floor but also one that offers you plenty of design flexibility. Tile comes in many styles, shapes, patterns, colors to give you just the look you want in any room of the house. Whether you’re seeking a simple layout or an intricate pattern, tile can be the perfect choice for you. Why tile?

  • Excellent durability and easy maintenance
  • Versatile and practical
  • Available in a wide variety of styles

Visit our showroom to see hundreds of affordable styles and colors.

ProJan is the leading supplier in the Poconos and Catskills for ceramic and porcelain flooring. ProJan offers the best in tile flooring for your bathroom floors, kitchen floors, entrance way, mud room and outdoor tile needs.