Alterna and Alterna Reserve
There are two distinct Alterna luxury vinyl tile collections: Alterna and Alterna Reserve. Both Alterna collections are designed to capture the timeless look of natural stone flooring and ceramic tile, while providing a comfortable surface for everyday living. The Alterna Reserve collection maintains all the features of Alterna, but with the added benefit of more dramatic, high end stone visuals. All of the patterns within each collection can be installed with grout or without grout, for a true stone or ceramic tile look.
Slate and Stone Looks
The natural beauty of slate flooring and stone are captured in exquisite detail in Alterna and Alterna Reserve luxury vinyl floors. Armstrong uses an exclusive state-of-the-art manufacturing process that recreates the refreshing authenticity of real ceramic, quartz, travertine stone, slate, and marble. The result is a vibrant collection of floors with a natural texture that you can actually feel. Each tile offers a perfect blend of color and pattern for the most natural installed slate or stone floor visual.
Luxe – Vinyl Plank Flooring
Luxe Plank brings the natural beauty of hardwood and stone in a waterproof floor that will stand up to high traffic. Installs anywhere in your home, including basements. Choose wood designs in authentic plank lengths and widths or natural stone styles in 12”x24” and 18”x18 tiles. Lynx™ Technology and FasTak™ Installation options make Luxe Plank LVT the fastest and easiest floor you’ll ever install.
Built to Last
Luxe Plank is made up of three primary layers. On top is a protective wear layer made of an enhanced urethane that makes it easy to clean and resistant to scratches and scuffs. There is also a protective clear film layer that adds durability and helps protect against rips, tears and gouges. On the printed design layer, the visuals are very realistic natural wood planks. The bottom-most layer is the tile backing, adding structural strength and durability.
Vivero™ Luxury Flooring
Vivero, Armstrong’s newest, most durable flooring, captures the beauty of natural woods and stones and adds an exclusive finish made with Diamond 10™ technology. This flooring is 100% waterproof and resists scratches, stains, and scuffs like no other Armstrong floor.
Both the Alterna and Alterna Reserve collections offer nature-inspired colors and patterning. Each collection has a variety of different tile designs with minimal pattern repeats to create floors with more random, natural visuals.
Luxe Plank is available in popular hardwood colors and looks.
Vivero luxury flooring is designed with natural hardwood colors in perfectly blended tones.
Realistic Wood Looks
Alterna tile comes in either 12” x 12” or 16”x16” sizes. Select collections are also available in multiple shapes and sizes.
Vivero flooring planks and tiles are available in a range of sizes. The installation method used determines the size options available.
Luxe Plank comes in popular 4½” and 6” plank widths with realistic plank lengths of 36” and 48” inches.
Alterna is available in low gloss that replicates the look of real stone and ceramic products. Luxe Plank is available in matte and low-gloss finishes that look like real hardwood.
What truly sets Alterna luxury vinyl apart is the ability to achieve a great range of natural designs with the performance and budget advantages of vinyl, plus the option to use color-coordinated grouts to create the look of craftsman-installed stone or ceramic flooring.
The wonderful combination of design options, easy installation and good value make luxury vinyl tile a flooring favorite for utility areas, kitchens, mudrooms, bathrooms and playrooms. Luxury vinyl is not meant for stairs, but for any and all flat, level surfaces.
Kids and Durability
People love the fact that luxury vinyl feels warmer and softer underfoot than other hard-surface flooring, like ceramic tile. It’s a friendly surface for normal household use: crawling babies, dropped dishes, flying toys and spilled sippy cups.
“Hard surface floors are best for pet parents because carpet absorbs odors and catches fur and dust. Alterna is not only pet-friendly, it’s family friendly since it’s wear-water-and-stain resistant. It’s also easy to clean.”
Pet Lifestyle Expert
Alterna™ tile has a lifetime warranty. Luxe Plank™ warranties vary from 10 years to lifetime for residential use, depending on product selected.
Luxury vinyl is typically priced from $2.00 to $7.00 per square foot.
Color and Wear Layers
The color and design of luxury vinyl can affect pricing. At the mid to high levels, look for tiles and planks that are embossed-in-register (EIR), meaning that the look and feel matches the grain and pattern of the real thing. Thicker wear and better warranties also add to the price of flooring. Your retailer can help ensure you understand your choices.
DIY or Professional Installation
If you plan to install luxury vinyl flooring yourself to save installation charges, Armstrong has three great options: Luxe Plank with Lynx Technology™, Luxe Plank with FasTak™, and Vivero luxury flooring. Luxe Plank products have pressure-sensitive adhesive strips that allow the planks to attach together or to be applied directly to the floor.
DIYers will love Vivero flooring’s IntegriLock™ System, which allows for a quick, clean installation with minimal prep work. IntegriLock features the innovative Välinge 5G lock.
Alterna™ tile is usually professionally installed. Costs can vary, based on geography (labor rates), subfloor preparation and whether you choose a grouted or non-grouted installation. Armstrong recommends contacting an Armstrong Certified Installer to get an accurate installation cost estimate.
Don’t forget to factor-in the cost of getting rid of your old floor. Depending upon where you live, what type of floor you are removing, and your installer, budget around $2.00 per square foot to have it removed and hauled away.
Luxe Plank LVT Installation Options
Luxe Plank™ LVT can be installed anywhere in the home, above or below ground, either as a floating floor or one that bonds directly to the subfloor. Luxe Plank installs over most existing flooring with ease. It’s also the perfect floor if you’re interested in a DIY project.
Alterna Installation Options
Alterna™ tile can be installed almost anywhere in the home using our S-288 adhesive. Professional installation is highly recommended for this product because of the complexity of gluing and grouting the tiles.
Vivero Luxury Flooring Installation Options
Vivero luxury flooring has three different installation methods: traditional glue-down, simple angle locking technology, and the new IntegriLock™ System*, the first locking system of its kind for luxury vinyl. This premium locking system, produced under license from Välinge Innovation, installs simply and securely over almost any subfloor. No glue or adhesive is required.
*Produced under license from Välinge Innovation.
Read the installation instructions carefully. No matter what kind of luxury vinyl floor you choose, the subfloor surface must be prepped, so it’s smooth, flat, and dry. Any bump, ridge, or indentation in the subfloor may eventually show through on the surface of the vinyl floor. If you're installing directly over new concrete, test it for moisture and pH levels to ensure it has cured before installing luxury vinyl flooring.