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Alterna - Slate Floors Create Distinctive Spaces

Alterna creates the look of slate floor tiles that is comfortable to walk on, easy to clean, and resistant to stains.


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Alterna Luxury Vinyl Tile

Discover how comfortable luxury can be with Alterna. The unmistakable beauty of natural slate comes home in a luxury vinyl tile perfect for any décor – from contemporary to traditional.

Slate Realism

Alterna delivers the authentic look and texture of real slate flooring. This exclusive collection faithfully reproduces the rich tonal ranges and sculpted surface that you would expect to find only in natural slate. Advanced digital imaging creates a unique combination of patterns to ensure a one-of-a-kind floor with virtually no repeats.

With several slate flooring patterns to choose from, you get the ultimate in design flexibility, minus the cost and installation headaches of a custom slate floor.

Durability For Daily Living

Don’t worry about kids and pets trooping across your Alterna slate floor. It resists stains, scratches, and wear, while handling impact without damage. And although it’s as durable as real slate flooring, Alterna feels warm and soft underfoot. That’s taking luxury flooring to a whole new level of comfort!

Create a distinctive space in your home with the look of realistic slate flooring. Visit your local flooring store to see how Alterna really is the stylish alternative.

 Comparison Chart

Slate Flooring

Beauty & realism
Moisture resistant
Warmer and softer underfoot  
Easy care  
Ease of installation  
Easy to replace damaged tile  
Installs on any level of the home  


 Grouting Alterna Tile

Sea Shell

Alterna luxury vinyl tile can be installed with out or without grout. While both looks are popular, the grouted option provides a more authentic stone or tile look.

Armstrong makes it easy to choose the right coordinated grout for your flooring installation. Simply check the color chart for the recommended grout color that matches your Alterna floor.

Download Coordinated Grout Color Chart

Installing Grout

  • Grouting may be done immediately after installation – or the following day
  • Use only Armstrong Premixed Sanded Acrylic Grout. Traditional cement grouts can NOT be used with Alterna.


 Alterna Installation

If you’ve installed a floor before or you’re comfortable with DIY tools like a trowel and a utility knife, you can handle an Alterna installation.

You’ll find Alterna is much easier to install than ceramic tile. Typically, you can install Alterna in about half the time it would take to complete a ceramic tile installation.

Listen to our installation expert, Tony, tell you what you need to know about installing Alterna luxury vinyl tile in this 1 minute video.

Ready to install Alterna? Grab your trowel and your Alterna groutable vinyl tile installation instructions.


 Customer Reviews

Mesa Stone Canyon Shadow review - D4110

Mesa Stone - Canyon Shadow

I am so happy we put in this flooring.

April 12, 2015

We have a very large basement and had previously carpeted it. Unfortunately, pet stains were a constant problem, so I explored options and settled on this tile. We love it. It looks like Italian Travertine tile but it is soft to walk on, stays at room temperature, (mounted on a concrete basement floor in the dead of winter in Oregon it's amazing to have a floor that is the same as air temperature and means we didn't need heating coils under it like real ceramic tile). It is also quiet when our dogs run on it. And now pet stains and spills are not a problem at all as it is totally grouted and waterproof. Thinking of using it in a commercial building we own as we have not had one problem with wear in two years.

Recommend to a Friend? Yes
By Surfnski from Oregon

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Travertine luxury vinyl review - D4340

Athenian Travertine - Honey Onyx

This product is so much softer than hard tile.

March 30, 2015

I have honey onyx in my entryway and kitchen. Large tiles laid out in diamond pattern with grout. I love it!

Recommend to a Friend? Yes
By sallyann from Nashua, NH

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Bloomfield Slate luxury vinyl review - 8C166

Bloomfield Slate - Ginger Root

Fine looking floor, quality product.

March 24, 2015

We had a pro install our new floor. Not a job for the novice in my opinion for we selected a random pattern. Prep required removing old linoleum, putting down Luan and eliminating squeaks. Much more comfortable walking on a warm softer floor, especially barefoot. Quality of product and work performed will be remembered long after the cost is forgotten. Would highly recommend this over ceramic tile./p>

Recommend to a Friend? Yes
By Mary from Goose Creek, SC

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