Aug 29, 2008

HOW LONG CAN A FLOOR LAST

Have you ever wondered what is the average lifespan for some home appliances, fittings that you have at home? Life expectancies increase when you take care of them well and may exceed the average number of years. But an abused usage will shorten it of course. Fittings in your home like your flooring has different life expectancy too. Take for example, if you fix a wooden flooring, your flooring will give you a good expectancy of about 20 over years. Yes. For some who does some maintenance, polishing would be able to see it exceed this number of years of course. But a hardy wood will make a lot of difference. In the older days, hard woods are used but lately most flooring are made of compressed wood. Wooden floorings made of oak and pine lasts a lifetime!

A ceramic tile in your kitchen or other hardy place is a good choice because they generally last a lifetime. So if you want to have a longer lasting floor, pick a ceramic tile, a homogeneous one for anti slip.

Plastic laminate usually lasts about 10 to 15 years, thus you see some of these laminate flooring suppliers give a warrantee of only 10 to 15 years. Granite lasts about 20 over years so granite tops for kitchen are great too.

Will post up more details about other home components too.

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