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Choose maintenance-free options for HDB upgrading

Choose maintenance-free options for HDB upgrading.

Six blocks in my 34-year-old estate were selected by the Housing Board for a forthcoming home improvement programme.

The toilet package includes new non-skid floor tiles, which have two varieties for selection: treated and non-treated.

The non-treated tiles are regular non-skid tiles, while the treated tiles are chemically coated to give a rougher texture for better skid resistance.

While the treated tiles give better protection, they need regular maintenance to chemically recoat them due to wear and tear, which is not cost-efficient.

As many residents are retirees with no income, cost-efficiency is a primary concern, and HDB should choose maintenance-free options.

Source: https://www.straitstimes.com/forum/letters-in-print/choose-maintenance-free-options-for-hdb-upgrading

Adapted from The Straits Times 26 June 2019