Porcelain or ceramic tiles are one of the most durable flooring options, with an average lifespan of 20 to 25 years. They are resistant to scratches, dents, stains, flooding and discoloration caused by sunlight, and are also waterproof and moisture resistant. This makes them ideal for kitchens, bathrooms, basements, and more. Solid wood is also a highly durable flooring option, as it can be restored to perfect condition.
Hardwood floors may get scratched or creviced over time, but this can be seen as part of its natural beauty. Laminate floors are designed to last and require very little maintenance. They are resistant to scratches and spills, and come in a wide variety of colors and designs to suit all tastes and decorating styles. Stretch floors are a type of hardwood floor that is designed to be highly durable and require minimal maintenance.
When tested by Consumer Reports, these floors show wear more quickly than other types of floors. Waterproof hardwood floors are a relatively new option on the market that offer many practical benefits. Vinyl floors are also a highly durable multilayer flooring option that is great for high-traffic areas such as hallways and kitchens. They are especially good at protecting against wear and tear, dents, scratches, discoloration caused by sunlight, and stains.
Waterproof laminate dispenses with all wood content, making it a great alternative to flexible floors.