Looking for a long-lasting floor? Here are two options

Looking for a long-lasting floor? Here are two options

Shopping for flooring is a significant investment in your home. So, not surprisingly, a top priority when you shop for new floors is that they last a long time.

When taken care of and installed correctly, most floors can last 20, 25, or 30 years. But, of course, much of that also depends upon quality levels and proper use.

Two are exceptionally long-lasting. Here are those stand-outs.


Solid hardwood has been known to last up to 100 years. Engineered hardwood has a life span of almost 50.

Both types are durable. Engineered, especially, has a tough finish; since it's done at the factory, a strong coating can be used.

Feel free to come into our flooring store to learn more about the straightforward maintenance of either solid or engineered hardwood. Solid wood can be damaged by excess water so wipe spills immediately.

Engineered construction, however, makes it stable and better able to handle liquid. In addition, both can be sanded and refinished.


Whether you choose porcelain or ceramic, these have been known to last up to 50 years.

Porcelain, especially, has a construction that makes it heavier, denser, and completely non-absorbent. This makes it ideal for heavily trafficked floors indoors or out.

It's also easy to clean. Dirt sits at the top, so it's easy to see and wipe off.

Ask the experts at our flooring company about sealing the grout for easier cleaning. You'll also see terrific designs from Daltile, Emser, and Happy Floors, among others.

Other floors worth mentioning

Depending on the quality and proper installation, luxury vinyl can last 25-30 years; Laminate has a lifespan of 20-30 years, and carpet can last 15-20 years.

The area’s premier flooring source

Some people call what we do magic. At Finishers Unlimited of Monroe, we call it experience. And our knowledgeable staff will help you find the right new floors.

We have locations in Monroe and Woodhaven, MI. Visit our showroom, and you'll see a vast inventory with flooring brands like Mohawk, SmartStrand, US Floors, Congoleum, and more. We're proud to service Monroe and Wayne Counties.