TOPIC: Does anyone know the life expectancy for plank flooring?

Does anyone know the life expectancy for plank flooring? 2 months 2 weeks ago #52501

Hi!
Does anyone know the life expectancy for plank flooring? Looking to amortizatize for move out charges.
TIA

Does anyone know the life expectancy for plank flooring? 2 months 2 weeks ago #52502

So far 5 years. We replaced after hurricane Harvey.
We may need to replace a piece or two here and there that get damaged. Could last longer, just depends on clientele and how it's taken care of.
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Does anyone know the life expectancy for plank flooring? 2 months 2 weeks ago #52503

I would say closer to 10 years. I've seen some say 15 even.
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Does anyone know the life expectancy for plank flooring? 2 months 2 weeks ago #52504

I’m in student housing and I would say 5-7 years max.
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Does anyone know the life expectancy for plank flooring? 2 months 2 weeks ago #52505

This is totally dependent on the product and the tenant. Your vendor should be able to provide you with a spec sheet of what you’re using.
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Does anyone know the life expectancy for plank flooring? 2 months 2 weeks ago #52506

I was told 7-10
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Does anyone know the life expectancy for plank flooring? 2 months 2 weeks ago #52507

Also if soft areas are in units well that is a major install issue.
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Does anyone know the life expectancy for plank flooring? 2 months 2 weeks ago #52508

Soft areas are subfloor issues which should have been addressed prior to install. Can’t charge a tenant for that. If they burned planks with cigarettes or intentionally pulled planks up, that’s another thing.
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Does anyone know the life expectancy for plank flooring? 2 months 2 weeks ago #52509

 yes this is why I am bringing it up. Prior managers accepted it and now we are having to redo. Just some may not know it can be this issue. And accidentally charge the resident 
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Does anyone know the life expectancy for plank flooring? 2 months 2 weeks ago #52510

Dang I’ve had similar problems when we took over properties as well. The pergo flooring wasn’t installed properly (there were gaps in between the planks) and we ended up having to replace entire units and repair others. We repaired as many as we could but ended up replacing 4 out of 40 units. The gaps were so bad that it was not only unsightly, it was an obvious trip hazard.
My policy has and always will be - Inspect what you Expect. I walk the unit before and after. I identify and mark areas that need attention beforehand, and will literally walk to that area and jump a few times to make sure it’s been repaired. If not, they have to come back and fix it before they can get paid.

My brother rents an apartment in SC and they pushed his move in back a week so they could replace flooring. They failed to address the subfloor issues throughout in the process because they were too cheap. About 11 months into his lease, he stepped on the bathroom floor and his leg went straight through into the apartment below. They repaired that spot only. The downstairs neighbor has complained that their ceiling texture is falling down in the living room under these soft spots - just by him walking on the carpet. I told him to move and report the issues but he’s not good with confrontation and I live 4 hours away so besides telling him exactly what to say (or typing an email that he can copy and paste) there isn’t much I can do for him. I wish more people were as detail oriented as we are!
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