Armstrong Flooring Alterna 4.1mm Engineered Tile DATA SHEET

Product Information

Traffic Type: Residential, Light Commercial
Overall Thickness: 4.1 mm (0.160″)
Finish: Urethane
Gloss: Low
Face Treatment: Embossed
Edge/End Treatment: Rounded Edges
Manufacturing Location: USA

Width x Length: 

8″ x 16″ (20.3 cm x 40.6 cm) (Nominal)
16″ x 16″ (40.6 cm x 40.6 cm)
12″ x 24″ (30.5 cm x 61.2 cm) (Nominal)


Lifetime Residential Limited Warranty
5 Year Light Commercial Limited Warranty

Examples of Light Commercial applications:

  • Common areas in multi-unit dwellings
  • Multi-unit dwellings
  • Low-traffic retail shops

Product Structure

Product Features

Like stone, ceramic and porcelain, Alterna Engineered Tile flooring is incredibly beautiful and durable. But its comfortable surface makes Alterna warmer to the touch, kinder to your feet, and easier to care for in any room of your home.

  • See the Alterna collection at
  • The most natural and varied installed visual available
  • Urethane no-wax wearlayer
  • Rounded Edge Tile provides option to install as Grouted Residential Tile – May be grouted with a pre-mixed sanded acrylic grout
  • Coordinating Grout
  • Eco-friendly, Made in the USA with naturally abundant limestone.
  • 75% Limestone
  • The look of ceramic – the comfort and ease of vinyl
  • No special tools or underlayment needed
  • Warm and comfortable underfoot
  • Installs on all levels
  • Advanced Aluminum Oxide coating makes Alterna easy to care for and simple to clean.

ASTM E 648 Critical Radiant Flux – 0.45 watts/sq. cm. or more – Class I
ASTM E 662 Smoke – 450 or less
Numerical flammability ratings alone may not define the performance of the product under actual fire conditions. These ratings are provided only for use in the selection of products to meet the specified limits.
CAN/ULC S102.2 Flame 0 Smoke 90

ASTM E 84 (tunnel test) Flame Spread Index 200 or less and Smoke Developed Index 400 or less, Class C
CAN/ULC S102 Flame 80 Smoke 270

Acoustical Data:
IIC 33 (over 6″ slab w.o. ceiling)
IIC 46  STC 63  ΔIIC NA (glued to 6″ slab w. ceiling)
IIC 49  STC NA  ΔIIC NA (glued to CA slab – lightweight concrete w.o. ceiling)
IIC 56  STC 61  ΔIIC NA (glued to glass infused sheet vinyl on 6″ slab w drywall ceiling)
IIC 57  STC 62  ΔIIC NA (glued to .64mm glass infused sheet vinyl on 6″ slab w drywall ceiling)


FloorScore Certificates – Vinyl Tile


Resilient Sheet Flooring Products and Resilient Tile Flooring Products MIS

Creating Patterns With Alterna


  1. Calculate the square footage of the room
  2. Add 10% overage to the total
  3. Reference the pattern guides below to calculate the percentage of each tile size to purchase

Single Tile Patterns

Staggered Brick
8″ x 16″, 16″ x 16″, or 12″ x 24″
8″ x 16″ or 12″ x 24″
*Requires 1/8″ grout line
16″ x 16″
8″ x 16″ or 12″ x 24″

Two-Tile Patterns

Mixed Herringbone
8″ x 16″ or 12″ x 24″
SKU #1: 65%
SKU #2: 35%

Three-Tile Patterns

Random Herringbone**
8″ x 16″ or 12″ x 24″
SKU #1: 40%
SKU #2: 40%
SKU #3: 20%
**Pattern is random. Recommend performing a dry layout of tiles prior to adhering.



  1. Calculate the perimeter of the room in linear feet
  2. Add 5% overage to the total

Note: Remember that the figure you will get for a border is in linear feet – not square feet.

Continuous Border
8″ x 16″, 16″ x 16″, or 12″ x 24″


Location:All grade levels
System:Engineered Tile Installation System
(Includes grouted installation method and traditional butt fit installation method)
Pattern Match:No: Tiles to be installed in a random fashion
Joints:Grout: S-693 (Optional) (Mixed size installations require 1/8″ grout line)
Adhesives:S-295 Flooring Adhesive

Installation Special Precautions and Recommendations:

  • Mixed size installations or installations with quarter turned 8″ x 16″ or 12″ x 24″ tile must be grouted with 1/8″ grout line
  • 1/16″ (1.6mm) to 1/4″ (6.4mm) joint spacing is recommended for grouted installations.
  • Same dye lot to be used within an installation. For multiple size tile installations, make certain dye lots match for each sku.
  • Roll tiles thoroughly in both directions.
  • DO NOT use grout sealers.

Care and Maintenance

All Residential and Light Commercial Vinyl Floors

Maintenance Products:
Cleaner: Once ‘n Done
Matte Polish: Satinkeeper (only use for non-grouted installations)

DO NOT use grout sealers.
DO NOT use New Beginning Heavy Duty Cleaner and Stripper.
DO NOT use S-385 Satinkeeper or S-391 Shinekeeper on acrylic grouted floors

Product Data Table

CARTON PROPERTIES8″ x 16″ Items 16″ x 16″ Items12″ x 24″ Items
Pieces Per Carton241412
Area Per Tile0.88 sq ft (0.08 sq m)1.78 sq ft (0.17 sq m)2.01 sq ft (0.19 sq m)
Length 16.5″ (41.9 cm)16.4″ (41.7 cm) 24.5″ (62.2 cm)
Width8.5″ (21.6 cm)16.4″ (41.7 cm) 12.5″ (31.8 cm)
Height 4.3″ (10.9 cm)2.6″ (6.6 cm) 2.3″ (5.8 cm)
Coverage Per Carton 21.17 sq ft (1.97 sq m)24.89 sq ft (2.31 sq m) 24.13 sq ft (2.24 sq m)
Carton Weight 35.9 lbs (16.3 kg)42.3 lbs (19.2 kg)41.6 lbs (18.9 kg)
PALLET PROPERTIES8″ x 16″ Items 16″ x 16″ Items 12″ x 24″ Items
Cartons Per Pallet 301830
Coverage Per Pallet 635.1 sq ft (59.1 sq m)448.0 sq ft (41.58 sq m) 723.9 sq ft (67.2 sq m)
GravityMuslin GreyD401416116″ x 16″M13, J10, E5, A1TR014TRMTR014STR
GravityFog LapisD401516116″ x 16″M13, J10, E5, A1TR015TRMTR015STR
GravityClayD401616116″ x 16″J10, M13TR016TRMTR016STR
GravityCreamD401716116″ x 16″J10, E5, I9, L12TR017TRMTR017STR
GravityWhiteD401816116″ x 16″J10, E5, A1TR018TRMTR018STR
Lost EmpireDesert MistD402116116″ x 16″J10TR020TRMTR020STR
Lost EmpireNocturnal BlueD402216116″ x 16″M13TR021TRMTR021STR
Lost EmpireMirage BrownD402316116″ x 16″J10, K11TR022TRMTR022STR
Lost EmpireSpiritual GreyD402416116″ x 16″M13TR023TRMTR023STR
Lost EmpireAmber SagebrushD402716116″ x 16″J10, K11TR019TRMTR019STR
ClassicsSolid WhiteD410016116″ x 16″J10, E5, A1D4100TRMD4100STR
ClassicsBetcha BlackD410116116″ x 16″H8D4101TRMD4101STR
Whispered EssenceWindy SandD416916116″ x 16″J10, K11, M13TR009TRMTR009STR
Whispered EssenceAbsinthe BlueD417416116″ x 16″M13, J10TR010TRMTR010STR
Whispered EssenceDistinguished BrownD417716116″ x 16″J10, K11, D4, C3, G7TR011TRMTR011STR
Whispered EssenceGravity BlackD417816116″ x 16″K11, M13TR012TRMTR012STR
Whispered EssenceDenim BlueD417916116″ x 16″K11, M13TR013TRMTR013STR
Whispered EssenceHint of GrayD417616116″ x 16″J10, B2D4176TRMD4176STR
Palazzo TerrazzoChiaroD419716116″ x 16″J10, K11, E5N/AN/A
Veiled IntrigueVogue DreamD5180 (Disc 4/24)6618″ x 16″J10, E5, M13TR024TRMTR024STR
Veiled IntriguePowdered AshD51816618″ x 16″M13, J10, E5, A1TR025TRMTR025STR
Veiled IntrigueIntricate MoveD5182 (Disc 5/24)6618″ x 16″J10TR026TRMTR026STR
Veiled IntrigueFluid SageD51836618″ x 16″M13, J10TR027TRMTR027STR
CurvaturesPlanetary GreenD7161 (Disc 4/24)46112″ x 24″ (Nominal)K11, M13, J10TR028TRMTR028STR
CurvaturesDynamic GreyD716246112″ x 24″ (Nominal)M13, K11TR029TRMTR029STR
CurvaturesNight BlueD716346112″ x 24″ (Nominal)M13, K11TR030TRMTR030STR
CurvaturesSunrise DreamD716446112″ x 24″ (Nominal)J10, E5, A1TR031TRMTR031STR
Artisan ForgeWhite VagueD718946112″ x 24″ (Nominal)M13, J10TR001TRMTR001STR
Artisan ForgeTwilight FogD719046112″ x 24″ (Nominal)M13, J10TR002TRMTR002STR
Artisan ForgePowdered BlushD719146112″ x 24″ (Nominal)J10, M13, E5, A1TR003TRMTR003STR
Artisan ForgeMelted IceD719246112″ x 24″ (Nominal)J10, M13, E5, A1TR004TRMTR004STR
Artisan ForgeGolden GlazeD719446112″ x 24″ (Nominal)J10D4194STRD4194TRM
Mesa StoneChalkD710546112″ x 24″ (Nominal)J10D4105TRMD4105STR
Mesa StoneBeigeD710646112″ x 24″ (Nominal)F6D4106TRMD4106STR
Mesa StoneCanyon ShadowD711046112″ x 24″ (Nominal)D4D4110TRMD4110STR
Mesa StoneLight GrayD711346112″ x 24″ (Nominal)B2D4113TRMD4113STR
Mesa StoneFieldstoneD711546112″ x 24″ (Nominal)B2D4115TRMD4115STR
Allegheny SlateCopper MountainD733246112″ x 24″ (Nominal)D4D4332TRMD4332STR
RossiniGray MistD738046112″ x 24″ (Nominal)B2D4380TRMD4380STR
Grain DirectionsWedgwood BlueD7361 (Disc 5/24)46112″ x 24″ (Nominal)M13, K11, J10TR005TRMTR005STR
Grain DirectionsMountain FogD736246112″ x 24″ (Nominal)M13, K11, J10, B2TR006TRMTR006STR
Grain DirectionsEarth-FlaxD736346112″ x 24″ (Nominal)K11, F6, I9, J10TR007TRMTR007STR
Grain DirectionsCoffee MilkD736446112″ x 24″ (Nominal)J10TR008TRMTR008STR
Grain DirectionsAntiqued IvoryD7365 (Disc 5/24)46112″ x 24″ (Nominal)K11, M13D4365TRMD4365STR
Kalla TravertineCream BuffD713346112″ x 24″ (Nominal)E5D4133TRMD4133STR
Kalla TravertineAgate GrayD713446112″ x 24″ (Nominal)J10D4134TRMD4134STR
Enchanted ForestNight OwlD719746112″ x 24″ (Nominal)H8D4197TRMD4197STR
Enchanted ForestTender TwigD719846112″ x 24″ (Nominal)D4D4198TRMD4198STR
Enchanted ForestForest FogD719946112″ x 24″ (Nominal)K11D4199TRMD4199STR
Coronis MarbleMorning DoveD715446112″ x 24″ (Nominal)F6D4154TRMD4154STR
Monument StoneWheatfieldD737146112″ x 24″ (Nominal)I9, F6, E5N/AN/A
Monument StoneTalisman GrayD737346112″ x 24″ (Nominal)K11, B2, J10N/AN/A
Monument StoneMoonD737446112″ x 24″ (NominalK11, B2, J10N/AN/A
Spanish MarbleSeville DawnD737746112″ x 24″ (Nominal)J10, K11, E5N/AN/A
Tivoli TravertineTerraD737846112″ x 24″ (Nominal)J10, B2, E5N/AN/A
Tivoli TravertineGray MistD737946112″ x 24″ (Nominal)K11, B2, D4N/AN/A
Tivoli TravertineNightfallD738446112″ x 24″ (Nominal)H8, D4, K11N/AN/A
RainfallSummerD738246112″ x 24″ (Nominal)E5, I9, J10, A1N/AN/A
Cirrus MarbleIvory PoemD738646112″ x 24″ (Nominal)J10, I9, E5, A1N/AN/A
Updated on May 6, 2024

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