It's not slate. It's Alterna.
The beauty of slate floor tiles appeals to homeowners who want to bring a touch of nature to their décor. While natural slate has long been a flooring favorite, Alterna luxury vinyl tile offers similar looks on a more comfortable surface.
For busy families with children and pets, Alterna is a smart choice since it’s scratch-resistant and low-maintenance. You’ll sacrifice nothing in style or design, and gain the advantages of easy care, durability, and comfort underfoot.
Texture and Color
Texture – Slate floors have thin layers of clefts that create the interesting and dramatic passages of color that makes slate so desirable in interior design. Alterna slate-look flooring has the same clefted surface texture that characterizes natural slate.
Color – Natural slate comes in a variety of colors that vary according to its geographic origin. With Alterna, you’ll find the same quiet grays, tans and greens of traditional slate pavers, as well as the more vivid blue, rust, and mustard colors seen in Indian and African slate.
Create a Unique Slate Pattern
The multiple sizes and shapes available with Alterna allow you to create unique slate floor installations.
Use a single tile size to install a staggered brick, diamond, basketweave, or herringbone design. With two different Alterna shapes or sizes, you can create more intricate patterns, like random coursed or a windmill. Three-tile patterns in three different shapes and sizes produce a 3-way opus or trellis design. You can also accent your Alterna floor with a border created from contrasting sizes or colors.
Comfort – Alterna is designed to feel softer and warmer under foot than actual slate. It’s a comfortable, durable surface, designed for everyday living.
Easy Care – Alterna doesn’t require protective sealers, yet it’s easy to maintain and holds up well under heavy foot traffic.
Alterna offers the random, realistic visuals of natural slate in an affordable, easy-care floor that will perform beautifully for many years.