Armstrong Alterna

handygirl49June 14, 2011

Has anyone had this installed recently? We need to replace our very old, worn wood floor in the kitchen and saw this product at the showroom. It looks fantastic but it seems quite pricey. I hesitate to use tile because I don't want the maintenence of grout. The grout used with this product isn't as porous and the tile isn't as cold/hard as ceramic. Any feedback is appreciated.

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We are in the process of a kitchen remodel and will be having the Alterna tile installed. I will post back in several weeks and tell you how it went.
We loved what we saw in the flooring store, and our KD was familiar with the product from feedback his clients gave. The installation is different from other tile. Instructions on Armstrong's website go over all the specifications so you can read them in advance of purchase. We're told it's a little more difficult to install, a breeze to maintain, cleans up easily with Once and Done floor cleaner and that it looks beautiful. We saw some installed and were amazed how much it looks like stone tile. Bring samples home to see how the styles and colors look in your environment at various times of the day. The fact that it's groutable and easier on the feet really cinched it for us. You can google Alterna for better pricing. Have fun with your choices. Send me a message if you have specific questions.

    Bookmark   June 15, 2011 at 10:46PM
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This is a Luxury Vinyl Tile that is groutable. Similar to Mannington Adura, Nafco or Novalis CasaBella. The upkeep is simple with none of the drawbacks of real ceramic tile. Good Luck

    Bookmark   June 16, 2011 at 10:00AM
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We have been living with it for 2 years and couldn't be happier!

I was hesitant but am happy with the choice. It has stood up to a very active toddler's lifestyle all day/everyday.

    Bookmark   June 17, 2011 at 7:47AM
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