Floors that Stand the Test of Time

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When thinking about what flooring to use for your home or business, it’s important to think about longevity. Different types of flooring last longer than others while flooring options like carpet stain easily and aren’t as long-lasting.

Fortunately, you don’t have to be a flooring expert to make an informed choice. Here are a few of the most common types of flooring and how long they usually last.

  • Laminate Flooring – The lifespan of laminate flooring varies. If it’s in a little-used area of the house, it can last about thirty years. However, high traffic in the area can shorten that timeline to as little as ten years.
  • Wood Flooring – Hardwood flooring can last a long time—usually around twenty-five years. If you keep up with cleaning and maintenance and are careful not to scratch them, they can last even longer.
  • Bamboo Flooring – Bamboo flooring costs about as much as hardwood, but the material is much softer and scratches easily. While the floor itself can last a long time, it will show signs of wear relatively quickly in a high-traffic area.
  • Concrete Floor – If properly sealed, concrete floors can last a lifetime. However, if the floor is not sealed or maintained, it will crack in the presence of moisture, making for an uneven surface.
  • Tile Floors – Tile floors can last as long as 50 years, but it’s hard to maintain their appearance as they are prone to cracks and breakage. Tile works best in low-traffic areas or for decorative purposes.
  • Stone Floors – Stone floors can last generations with proper care and maintenance. They will need to be sealed regularly to keep out moisture and prevent water damage.
  • Epoxy Floors – Epoxy floor coating can make a floor last a lifetime with little to no maintenance required. The epoxy coating prevents cracks and seals floors against water damage and mildew.

Epoxy Tech is your local epoxy expert. If you’re interested in epoxy floors for your home or workspace, call us for a free quote today!