Alterna – Slate Flooring Looks Create Distinctive Spaces

Alterna premium tile recreates the look of natural slate in flooring that is comfortable to walk on, easy to clean, and resistant to wear and stains.



BROWSE ALTERNA FLOORS

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

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

GROUTING ALTERNA TILE

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.
A1
Glacier
0693408A
B2
Smoke
0693408B
C3
Sandalwood
0693408C
     
D4
Mushroom
0693408D
E5
Gypsum
0693408E
F6
Driftwood
0693408F
     
G7
Cocoa
0693408G
H8
Shale
0693408H
I9
Sea Shell
0693408I
     
   
J10
Mist
0693408J
   
     

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.

Mesa Stone - Canyon Shadow
Mesa Stone Canyon Shadow review - D4110
See in a Room


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


 Athenian Travertine - Honey Onyx
Travertine luxury vinyl review - D4340
See in a Room


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


Bloomfield Slate - Ginger Root
Bloomfield Slate luxury vinyl review - 8C166
See in a Room


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.


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

Mesa Stone - Beige
16 in. x 16 in.



(7 Reviews)


 

Moselle Valley
16 in. x 16 in.



(3 Reviews)


 

Durango - Buff
16 in. x 16 in.



(10 Reviews)

 


 

BROWSE ALL ALTERNA FLOORS

Visit a knowledgeable Armstrong flooring retailer to get answers to all your questions.

Find a Store