La Plata - Caramel | D2136 | Luxury Vinyl
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12 in. x 12 in. Luxury Vinyl

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La Plata - Caramel Luxury Vinyl D2136
La Plata - Caramel Luxury Vinyl D2136
La Plata - Caramel Luxury Vinyl D2136

La Plata - Caramel

12 in. x 12 in. Luxury Vinyl

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Flooring Type
Product Number
Performance Class
Flooring Costs
Residential Warranty:  Lifetime Limited  Refers to the number of years the product is warranted by Armstrong
Light Commercial Warranty : 5 years
Limestone Enriched Luxury Tile Refers to the material the product is constructed from.
Wear Layer
Urethane No-Wax The portion of a floor covering that contains or protects the pattern
Gloss Level
Low Gloss Gloss describes the shiny coating that adds a polished look to the floor’s surface. Every flooring category (hardwood, vinyl, laminate) offers gloss levels (high, medium, low) from which to choose based on your room design and lifestyle.
16 in. x 16 in.
12 in. x 12 in. (Shown)
12 in.
Sq. Foot per Carton
DIY Level
Installation Method
Full spread


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DIY Installation
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How to Install Luxury Vinyl Floors

Trim and Moldings

Trim and Moldings Overview

Matching trim is available for a wide variety of resilient floor styles and will provide a finishing touch to your flooring installation.

Trim and Moldings for - La Plata - Caramel
Multi-Purpose Trim

Transitions to varying levels. Can be used as T-molding or surface reducer.

Stairnose Trim

Finishes the edges of stairs, step downs, or landings.

Customer Reviews

Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 10 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Floor! After having problems with the first floor that we ordered, I was nervous about any flooring. But love the look of this floor! When we put it in we had two dogs and have since inherited a puppy. It holds up great with animals. The color is wonderful also. Most of the floors are dark or wood looking anymore. I have a country kitchen and like the open airy look. Have had lots of compliments with people that think it is ceramic tile. Everyone wants to know where I got it! November 17, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Attractive Floor I had this tile installed professionally a few months ago after being told that my subfloor would not be conducive to real tile. I was kind of disappointed, but after this flooring was laid down, I fell in love with it. The look, the feel, the color, everything is perfect. I was so worried if it would be durable enough because I have pets, but it's holding up. There is only one very tiny place where the surface seems to have "ripped" and that kind of scares me. It's so easy to clean, too, with Once 'N Done, the recommended product also manufactured by Armstrong. I did not go with the grout because it didn't seem like the salesperson was pushing it. It looks great without the grout and I don't have to worry about that extra problem with keeping it clean. August 5, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Looks fresh and clean after a few years We had this professionally installed on the diagonal a few years ago, using sea shell color grout. I've been very happy with it, and for the most part, it has performed as I expected it to. I wanted something in a matte finish that would hide dirt and was easy to maintain. I usually damp mop with Once and Done, but about 4 times a year, I do a hands-and-knees cleaning with Once and Done and a soft toothbrush on the grout. I noticed that if I don't do that, the grout starts to look grayish over time. That's not too bad considering the time I spent trying to keep my old sheet vinyl clean. The only thing I've noticed that I didn't expect is that we've come across a few tiny cracks or "pin pricks" in the grout. I'm not sure what those are from, but my husband has been able to easily fix them by smoothing a little left over grout on with his finger. One thing I do remember is that it took several good washings by hand right after the tile was installed to get all of the excess grout off. September 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Would definitely choose this product again I spent quite a lot of time trying to find a kitchen floor I could love and the Alterna Creme Fresh vinyl tiles have not disappointed me. I can't address durability or ease of cleaning yet since the floor was just installed but the look and feel are just what I was hoping for. We had the floor professionally installed and they did an excellent job. We opted for the pinwheel pattern which I think really adds to the overall look of the floor. I was concerned at first about how the tiles would feel underfoot but they're very comfortable. I was also concerned about dealing with grout but I've talked to other people about the epoxy grout and feel much better about how it will wear. Armstrong also has a very good warranty which includes both tiles and grout so I plan to just enjoy my beautiful new floor. July 29, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Glad I went with this product over others I brought home countless samples of many different brands of luxury tiles over a month long period before deciding on this Armstrong product. I considered another brand first but when I dropped a tile in the showroom and the corner broke off, I knew I needed to look further. The Armstrong Alterna line was a bit more expensive than I wanted to go with but I felt it was a superior product that would stand the test of time. I opted for installation w/o grout since I have a rather busy countertop, the subtle tones and accents in the La Plata Carmel are a wonderful balance. So good. May 1, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Seems good so far This is a very new floor so I am not sure about the long run, but it seems to have good long term potential. I would not recommend self install unless your a moderate to expert DIY. I watched the guy install this and it wasn't easy. I had him grout the tile in and it looks beautiful, but the over lapped grout doesn't seem to want to come off the tile that easily. I'm hoping a few good washings will fix that. Installed in Kitchen, half-bath and hallway. Like it best in the hall and in the half bath. Installed over old laminate, and the floor is a little soft in the spots where the old kitchen wall was knocked out. I hope that isn't a long term problem for the stability of the grout. It probably would be best to rip out the old floor and install over a new sub-floor. I like armstrong products so I'm hoping this turns out to be a good choice. April 6, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great appearance and coloration We recently had this LaPlata Taupe/Grey 16" tile professionally installed in our laundry room. It looks as good if not better than the porcelain tile we installed in the bathroom as part of the renovation/addition. I like the fact that it is quiter under foot but still looks like stone. We left our room walls white and the bit of white in this tile just pops. We grouted it with seashell. My installer was impressed with the product. However, because it is a new installation, I truly can't comment yet on the effort it will take to keep clean. I'm counting on it to be a quality product especially since it cost more than some of the procelain or ceramic products that are on the market. I have high expectations. March 26, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by This floor looked great in the beginning, but it is hard to clean and keep clean. I was excited about this floor in the beginning and even put it in the laundry room and bathroom as well as the kitchen. Now, I find this floor very hard to keep clean. Previously, I had just wet mopped it using Armstrong Once and Done, but that didn't do the job. Now, I have just finished spending nearly two hours on hands and knees with a scrub brush and Armstrong Once and Done in just the kitchen! (including two rinses.) That is more time and effort in one day than my old sheet vinyl floor required in six months! And, that 25 year old sheet vinyl stayed looking cleaner between cleanings than this new floor does. Maybe, a tile with a smoother finish or installing without grout would be better. It seems that this tile and grout attract dirt and food particles and then hang on to them. It's disappointing and depressing. August 9, 2012
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Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 10 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by I LOVE THIS FLOOR! This is THE best flooring we've ever had. We had an old wood laminate floor which showed stains, was loud (two dogs' nails clicking!), and was starting to lift in some spots. I am absolutely thrilled with my new Alterna floor. It is very quiet, and even looks great in between cleanings. We had it grouted, and guests to our home think it is ceramic tile. My brother-in-law was so impressed, he and his wife are going to purchase an Alterna floor, as well. The only thing I can't comment on is installation, because we had it professionally installed. I am sooo glad my salesperson recommended this product! November 14, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Alterna LaPlata Carmel looks beautiful and is easy to maintain We purchased the Alterna floor because of a friend's recommendation. What a good friend he is! The floor has exceeded our expectations. The tiles were installed with grout in our kitchen over an old sheet vinyl floor. It has been very easy to maintain. We use a brushless vacuum regularly. In addition, we mop once a week with Armstrong Once 'n Done No-Rinse Floor Cleaner Concentrate. The floor cleans easily, and the result is streak-free. We are extremely happy with our purchase. In fact, several of our friends have mistaken our floor for real tile. Thanks, Armstrong! September 15, 2011
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