The Perfect Choice Over Stone, Ceramic, and Porcelain
Alterna engineered stone offers the timeless elegance and beauty of stone and tile, but its engineered stone construction makes Alterna tiles tough enough to handle the hardest working rooms in your home - kitchens, bathrooms, living - really, any room, for a lifetime.
Choose from a wide variety of styles including marble, travertine, slate and urban-inspired designs featuring weathered metal, concrete and linen. Our newest collection of reclaimed wood looks complement each other and provide endless design possibilities.
Alterna vs.Ceramic & Stone
Our durable engineered stone construction makes Alterna tiles a perfect choice over stone, ceramic and porcelain:
- Warmer to the touch than ceramic or stone
- More comfortable underfoot
- Easy-to-clean surface resists stains and soil
- Strong, yet flexible enough to cover subfloor irregularities that can crack ceramic or stone tile
Our most popular collections are available in multiple-shapes and sizes, so you can create a unique floor pattern that's all your own.
On the Wall
The natural beauty of Alterna isn't limited to floors! Use Alterna, with or without grout as a decorative backsplash, accent wall or other focal point to bring added style to your space.
*Alterna is not recommended for shower walls, fireplace surrounds or any wall application that exposes it to continuous saturation or temperatures above 300°F.
Enhance the authentic look of your Alterna engineered stone with coordinating grout. Choose from a variety of complementary color options to capture the look that's perfect for your home. Available in warm and cool tones, our grout comes ready to use, requires no sealing and is resistant to mositure, stains and cracking.
Put the finishing touch on your new Alterna floor with coordinating trim. This multi-purpose trim is available in a range of harmonious styles and varying heights to help you achieve a seamless transition. This versatile trim can also be used as t-molding or to reduce floor surface area. Our stairnose trim lets you finish the edges of stairs, step downs or landing.
Flooring Design Kits
Bring signature style to your home with our Alterna design kits. These kits are easy to use and take the guess work out of calculating how much flooring is required.
Choose from two distinctively unique design kits.
- Historic District & Grain Directions - includes 12x24 & 8x16 sizes in a blend of all colors from each line
- Opus Pattern - available in six distinct desing kits featuring 16x16, 8x16 and 8x8 sizes
Installation & Floor Care
If you're a DIYer you can easily install an Alterna floor with a few basic tools using our special S-288 adhesive, which can be found at your local flooring store.
Engineered to reduce sound and compensate for slight subfloor irregularities, Armstrong Quiet Comfort Luxury Flooring underlayment is ideal for use with Alterna engineered stone flooring. When used with Alterna flooring, Armstrong Quiet Comfort Luxury Flooring Underlayment is warranted for the life of the Armstrong floor.*
*30-year limited warranty when used with other manufacturers' luxury vinyl flooring.
Alterna is easy to keep clean with Armstrong Once 'n Done® Floor Cleaner. Learn how to maintain your Alterna floor withour helpful maintenance tips.