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Vinyl Tile: Durable, Warm, and Versatile Option, With Little to No Downside.

Monday, June 2nd, 2014

Here at Brinker’s we have Armstrong’s Alterna, as well as Mannington’s Adura. These are the next generation of luxury vinyl tile. They are groutable, realistic, and durable. Not to be confused sheet vinyl, or an ordinary luxury vinyl tile, both Adura, and Alterna bear much resemblance to traditional ceramic, porcelain, or stone tiles.

These products both include a wear layer which—like sheet vinyl—allows for easy maintenance, and protects against surface damage. The high definition image is similar to porcelain, or ceramic tile glazes. Each tile also varies, so that your floor won’t end up with a noticeable repeated pattern. The tile body is a limestone composite. This tile body provides structural strength and durability. These tiles are hard, and water resistant, and still slightly more flexible than other tiles, so much of the breaking and chipping that can be seen in traditional tiles is virtually eliminated. The tile body also provides a textured surface comparable to other tiles. A bonus is that these tiles can be laid with or without grout.

Down sides? We haven’t found any! So how do these tiles look? We’ll let you decide:

Calypso Shell

Calypso Mist Calypso Shell

Allegheny Slate

Allegheny Slate

Allegheny Slate



Encouraging Creativity

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

Alterna tile has been very popular recently and for excellent reasons.  This Armstrong product is an engineered product with a limestone core and non-porous surface. They are highly resilient, easy to install, and easy to maintain.  Recently, Alterna added new size options to their line.  Now tiles are offered in 16″ x 16″, 12″ x 12″, 12″ x 24″, 8″ x 16″, and 8″x 8″.  The tiles can be grouted in a variety of cool and warm colors, or they can be installed without any grout.  Installation possibilities are endless with this material!  Making a statement of your style in your home has never been simpler or more budget friendly.  Learn more at or come into our showroom and see this great product for yourself today.