Residential Kitchen Lifespan

In most homes, the kitchen is one of the rooms that sees the most wear and tear. Not only is it where food preparation occurs, but it inevitably turns into a natural hang-out spot where snacks are had and meals are served. Because of that, a working kitchen will need regular maintenance as well as periodic refreshing of appliances and workspaces. Read on to learn how often you can expect to upgrade different kitchen elements.


Kitchen appliances generally have a lifespan of 6 to 15 years. Trash compactors are at the short end of this range, while a gas range can last for 15 years or even slightly longer according to the National Association of Home Builders. With constantly changing technological improvements, you might be tempted to upgrade your appliances even more frequently.


Kitchen cabinets can be expected to last for 50 years before they need to be replaced. In other areas of the home that see gentler daily use, like in the laundry room or storage closets, cabinets can last even longer.

Countertops and Flooring

Natural stone is the clear winner when it comes to countertop longevity, with natural stone countertops and tiles lasting upwards of 100 years with proper maintenance. Cultured marble and laminate countertops are unlikely to last more than 20 and 30 years, respectively, and concrete is generally expected to hold up for 50 years of kitchen use.

In flooring, it’s the same story. At the short end, you have linoleum at 25 years, and concrete at 50 years. At the long end, you have natural stone tiles and flooring, which should last 100 years with periodic TLC.


When it comes time to update your kitchen, the most lasting and impactful decision you can make it to use natural stone for your countertops and flooring. But if picking a stone that you can live with forever seems daunting, don’t worry– at Marmol, our design experts will help you find the natural stone perfect for your lifestyle, and perfect for your evolving home life and design vision.

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