Life cycle of floors

Use this chart to quickly compare the different costs and life cycles associated with different floor types. Hint: you can sort the list by each column criteria.

Floor Finish Installed Cost Life Cycle Cost Expected Life Cost Per Year
Floor Finish

Quarry Tile

Installed Cost

$6.83

Life Cycle Cost

$16.13

Expected Life

50 years

Cost Per Year

$0.32

Floor Finish

Glazed Ceramic Floor Tile

Installed Cost

$7.00

Life Cycle Cost

$16.30

Expected Life

50 years

Cost Per Year

$0.33

Floor Finish

Glazed Porcelain

Installed Cost

$8.34

Life Cycle Cost

$17.64

Expected Life

50 years

Cost Per Year

$0.35

Floor Finish

Mosaic Tile

Installed Cost

$8.20

Life Cycle Cost

$17.50

Expected Life

50 years

Cost Per Year

$0.35

Floor Finish

Unglazed Porcelain

Installed Cost

$8.30

Life Cycle Cost

$17.60

Expected Life

50 years

Cost Per Year

$0.35

Floor Finish

Natural Hardwood

Installed Cost

$9.31

Life Cycle Cost

$20.80

Expected Life

50 years

Cost Per Year

$0.42

Floor Finish

Travertine-Turkish

Installed Cost

$12.50

Life Cycle Cost

$21.80

Expected Life

50 years

Cost Per Year

$0.44

Floor Finish

Marble

Installed Cost

$21.00

Life Cycle Cost

$30.30

Expected Life

50 years

Cost Per Year

$0.61

Floor Finish

Laminate

Installed Cost

$8.84

Life Cycle Cost

$17.77

Expected Life

25 years

Cost Per Year

$0.71

Floor Finish

Man-made Hardwood

Installed Cost

$9.58

Life Cycle Cost

$18.51

Expected Life

25 years

Cost Per Year

$0.74

Floor Finish

Portland Cement Terrazzo

Installed Cost

$14.88

Life Cycle Cost

$24.27

Expected Life

30 years

Cost Per Year

$0.81

Floor Finish

Stained Concrete

Installed Cost

$12.40

Life Cycle Cost

$24.60

Expected Life

25 years

Cost Per Year

$0.98

Floor Finish

Carpet

Installed Cost

$3.22

Life Cycle Cost

$6.50

Expected Life

6 years

Cost Per Year

$1.08

Floor Finish

Resin Terrazzo

Installed Cost

$8.50

Life Cycle Cost

$16.53

Expected Life

15 years

Cost Per Year

$1.10

Floor Finish

Sheet Vinyl

Installed Cost

$6.90

Life Cycle Cost

$13.90

Expected Life

10 years

Cost Per Year

$1.39

Floor Finish

Poured Epoxy

Installed Cost

$8.18

Life Cycle Cost

$15.18

Expected Life

10 years

Cost Per Year

$1.52

Floor Finish

VCT

Installed Cost

$3.91

Life Cycle Cost

$18.35

Expected Life

10 years

Cost Per Year

$1.83

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