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Armstrong Alterna Mesa Stone Canyon Sun D4112 flooring

 
Approximate retail price:
$111.99
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Type: Vinyl flooring
User Reviews
User Reviews

 
1.0
NOT HAPPY
3/5/2015
Pros
Good Tile Look Appearance
Looks lovely
Not Cold Under Foot
Cons
Dirt Sticks To Finish
Grout Cracks
Not durable
scratches EASILY
Best Uses
Kitchenfoyerlaundry
Kitchen Foyerlaundry
Kitchen Foyer Laundry
Comment:
We have had this floor down for a year now. We experienced grout cracking after about 5 mos. Had the floor re-grouted by intaller. Looked good, but after 6 mos we started seeing cracking again. We have a very large area covered with this floor(900+ SF) The finish is a semi matte finish in which dirt sticks. I use only the Once and Done to clean it, but I still have to get on my knees and scrub the tough dirt spots.You need to be very careful not to drop anything sharp on it. It will dent/cut. It gives my kitchen/laundry room/foyer a great look, but with the issues that we have had I will not reccomend this product.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.

 
1.0
Fragile to Drops
2/28/2015
Pros
Looks Ok To Begin With
Cons
Just A Photo Of Stone
Best Uses
Comment:
I put this stuff in my kitchen. It looks great to start - but don't dare drop anything on it. The stone look is just a very thin layer of plastic sheet that is a photo. If you drop stuff on it, the photo sheet will tear -leaving the white underneath showing - looks horrible. For example - a saucepan lid fell off my counter - I have a gouged white spot that looks terrible in the middle of all this textured natural-looking stone. If you have children or pets, forget it.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.

 
1.0
Becarful of marketing material
1/28/2015
Pros
Easy to cut
Cons
Pattern Repeats
Best Uses
Space That Hides Repeats
Comment:
We purchased 14 boxes around 330 sq ft of the 24 X 12 title. Before purchasing we reviewed the marketing material and chatted with an Armstrong representative online. Decided to go with the Alterna Reserve collection since we read and were told that Each design features 32 unique tiles, minimizing repetition and creating a natural look. In our experience this is inaccurate. Between our 14 boxes (140 tiles) there is 6 patterns, each pattern is about 37' long before it starts to repeat, and with a 24 long tile there are many tiles that have the same identifiable pattern. In no way did we get the 32 unique tiles we were promised. I can possible see how you can get 32 if you have a smaller tile (12X12) and are able to rotate the tile in all four ways but with a 12 X 24 you only have two options. I specifically asked this question to the online representative and was told that is not the case and that there are 32 unique patterns regardless of size of tile. <br /><br />The tiles themselves are nice and easy to cut, the method of install is tricky as you have apply the adhesive a section at time, wait for the adhesive to dry and then place the tiles down. This make it difficult and time consuming for a large room as you can't walk over the area in which the adhesive is down so you are limited to how far you can reach for each section. <br /><br />We have had LVT flooring in the past and like it, but it was a floating floor and the planks connected to each other, much easier to install but we wanted to be able to grout so needed to go this route this time. <br /><br />In my opinion take the marketing material and claim of Each design features 32 unique tiles, minimizing repetition and creating a natural look. with a grain of salt and determine if the size of title effects the repetition for your needs. In the end it will look OK but we are able to hide of bunch of repeats under cabinets if we did not have that as an option I would be returning and find a different manufacture with less misleading claims.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
The Armstrong Alterna Mesa Stone Canyon Sun D4112 is part of the Flooring test program at Consumer Reports. The Armstrong Alterna Mesa Stone Canyon Sun D4112 Flooring features and specs include Installation. In our lab tests, Flooring models like the Armstrong Alterna Mesa Stone Canyon Sun D4112 are reviewed on Sq. ft. per box, Overall score, Resists dents, Resists foot traffic, Resists scratches, Resists stains, Resists sunlight (UV). Consumer Reports subscribers share reviews of the Armstrong Alterna Mesa Stone Canyon Sun D4112 based on personal experience. The user reviews of the Armstrong Alterna Mesa Stone Canyon Sun D4112 include star ratings, pros, cons, best uses, and a bottom line review to help guide your purchasing decision of the Armstrong Alterna Mesa Stone Canyon Sun D4112.
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