Replacing the flooring in any rental property is a major expense, and it might take a combination of different floorings to get things right. Here’s what you need to know about the factors that impact what the best flooring for your rental property is.
What to Consider When Choosing the Best Flooring for Your Rental Property
- Cost: The ultimate goal of every landlord is to profit from their rental property, and unless your rental property generates a great deal of income, you probably don’t want to pick the high-end flooring! Choose flooring that is attractive and durable, but also keep your bottom line in mind.
- Durability: Longevity is key to choosing the best flooring for your rental property. You do not want to put yourself in the position where you need to replace high-traffic flooring in between every tenant. Pay extra attention to areas like the kitchen, bathroom and living room that will probably see the most foot traffic. If your rental allows pets, you should also keep that in mind during the selection process.
- Color: Just like with the walls and fixtures in your rental property, you should choose relatively neutral flooring. Try to select materials, patterns and colors that fit with a broad range of interior décor styles. If you market heavily towards a certain demographic or are in a college student-heavy part of the city, for example, you can also allow that to influence your color and style decisions.
- Location: As we mentioned above, some types of flooring are better suited to different areas of the home. Carpet should never be installed in areas with high humidity and potentially moisture, like the bathroom or the basement. Tile is great for high-traffic areas and places that see moisture and water regularly. There are many newer types of luxury vinyl tile that can work beautifully and mimic hardwood flooring without the drawbacks of hard wood.
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