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Rated 1 out of 5 by Woodbridge Expensive mistake.
I've installed a lot of flooring over the years and this is by far the worst performing flooring I have installed.
The tile itself is pretty easy to install and looks Ok when new. We were sold on the product for our kitchen when the salesman stated that the epoxy grout that you are required to use with this product doesn't need to be sealed and won't stain like regular grout.
Now that we've had it installed for 3 months we are very unsatisfied with the floor.
1. The durability of the tile is extremely poor. It scratches and damages very easily and the scratches show. Maybe a darker tile wouldn't show scratches as bad.
2. The grout is a magnet for dirt and is very hard to clean. Tried the once and done cleaner and it didn't do much for the floor or the grout. It would probably perform better with a sealer to smooth out the texture and reduce the dirt caught in the grout.
3. The tile is very hard to clean. It takes a lot of elbow grease and hard scrubbing to make the tiles come clean. The texture on the tile surface seems to be the problem. Once and done cleaner didn't do much good on the tile either.
4. It is a comfortable floor to walk on barefoot and would probably do OK in a low traffic room such as a bathroom where the traffic on the floor tends to be bare feet or socks.
Bottom line is I'll be ripping the floor out after only a couple of months use because the grout looks horrible the tile is already scratched up and all of it is very hard to clean. It doesn't work with a busy family.
November 19, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by suss Alterna
After years of hunting for ceramic flooring, we found Alterna. We grouted it and it looks like ceramic but is warmer and softer. We love it.
September 22, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bilmar76 This product exceeded my expectation
The color and the finish is exceptional. As a bathroom floor, it is warm and comfortable with very good traction. Tiles cut easily and restoring edge bevel of the cut edge was easy and excellent with medium grade Emory paper. The adhesive sets the tile very firmly. Grout set beautifully and cleaned effortlessly. This project was fun and fabulously satisfactory.
August 17, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Dianne39 A very costly mistake!
We had this floor installed two years ago. It is impossible to clean the textured surface. The grout that Armstrong requires to be used with this product is unsealed and is nothing but a dirt magnet. I have tried every cleaning product on the market and still, it always looks dirty. Furthermore, the vinyl surface is very thin and gouges easily. We had our kitchen remodelled and when a friend saw it and said, "Now you just need a new floor", I knew what a mistake we had made in buying Alterna tile. We are now in the process of removing it which is a nightmare. It is a very labor intensive job and difficult to lift. We have Mannington's Adura tile in our laundry room and two bathrooms and it is a much more durable product.
August 11, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by rcm322 Very happy with our Alterna floor!
We had Alterna flooring installed just over a year ago, in Durango Cream with Driftwood Grout. It's in our kitchen, entry hall from garage, and powder room - so very high traffic areas. We've been very pleased with how it looks, how durable it is, and how easy it is to keep clean. It looks so much nicer than our old sheet vinyl floor - people think it's ceramic tile, but then they realize how soft and comfortable it is underfoot, and not cold like tile. We definitely recommend this product!
July 8, 2012