Natural stone and ceramic tile are beautiful flooring options. They look classic and elegant, and give your home a modern and stylish feel. What’s the downside? Ceramic and natural stone tile can be quite expensive and often require ongoing re-sealing, maintenance, etc. Alterna luxury vinyl tile is a wonderful alternative to ceramic or natural stone tile. It is durable, warm underfoot and very easy to care for.

ALTERNA Luxury Resilient Tile

Alterna tiles are a great alternative to ceramic or stone because they are much warmer to the touch. That means you can walk on this vinyl flooring with bare feet and not be uncomfortable.  Remember how cold it was during the winter? Imagine walking across a stone or ceramic floor with bare feet when it was -11 degrees outside. It does not sound very pleasant, does it? Alterna vinyl flooring eliminates the uncomfortably cold feeling of traditional tile. It is the perfect balance of luxury and practical performance.

What is another benefit to Alterna vinyl flooring? It comes with grout lines already set into the pieces of flooring! This means you get the authentic looks of real grout lines, but without the intense labor and mess. Installing ceramic or stone tile with visible grout lines is a long and tedious process. The process can take a few days if you hire a professional, or more if you decide to install it yourself. Choosing an Alterna vinyl floor tile with grout lines eliminates the grunt work and allows for quick and easy installation that can be completed in no time at all.

There are a few things you need to be aware of when it comes to caring for your Alterna vinyl tile flooring. Harsh cleaners can be harmful to the tile’s surface. Do not wax the flooring either. The wax will damage the protective coating on the vinyl tile. You just need to regularly sweep and occasionally clean with a gentle floor cleaner as the Armstrong guidelines state.

Alterna vinyl flooring is great for kitchens, mudrooms and bathrooms. Do you have kids or pets? It’s great for areas where messes might occur too. It is easy to install and even easier to clean. You don’t have to spend a fortune to get the elegant look of ceramic or natural stone flooring. Stop by the Tish Flooring showroom and see our entire collection of vinyl tile flooring today! Want to know more about Alterna vinyl flooring? Give us a call at 317-879-TISH or visit www.tishflooring.com for more information.