What’s the Best Flooring for a Rental Property?
Feb 22, 2021
Let’s be honest, choosing flooring for your rental property just isn’t the same as deciding on flooring for your own home. You simply have to assume it’s going to have to withstand more wear –but that doesn’t mean that you have to sacrifice beauty. After all, you want renters to be attracted to your property in the first place. So, whether you’re renting out a beach house or a ski cottage, let’s review some floors that are both long-lasting and eye-catching.
Top of mind for most people who own rental properties is finding a floor that will withstand the wear and tear of plenty of use, as well as plenty of cleaning. And when considering attractive low-maintenance flooring, luxury vinyl is hard to beat. More affordable and durable than real hardwood, luxury vinyl flooring now comes in designs that look almost exactly like real wood or stone, and even feel like them, too. Discerning renters will love the aesthetics, and you’ll have peace of mind knowing that your rental floors are easy to clean, more scratch-resistant than real hardwood and tile, and can withstand the spills and stains that renters often bring.
When it comes to rentals, choosing the right flooring for your kitchen and bathroom is a very important decision, as both spaces tend to get a lot of use in rental homes. Floors that are waterproof are crucial, and, especially for kitchens, the more stain-proof and durable, the better. Luxury vinyl tile is a great, affordable option for both bathrooms and kitchens. Brands like Downs H2O, available at your local Flooring America, are 100% waterproof and scuff-resistant, and offer the look of real ceramic tile but at a much better price point.
Sand vs. Snow
Beach houses are always in demand, and the summer months can see an endless number of renters if you’re lucky enough to own a seaside home. Having extra-durable (and sweep-able) floors then becomes key. With all that exposure to sand and salt water, great options for beach house flooring include long-lasting, family-friendly laminate and, as always, luxury vinyl. On the other hand, if you’re renting out a ski cottage, carpet will definitely appeal to your renters, who’ll be looking for a cozy home to return to after a day on the slopes. To avoid any potential headaches from those possible hot cocoa spills, and, of course, road salt and snow, it’d be a good bet to install spill-proof Stainmaster carpet.
Though luxury vinyl and laminate are both amazing flooring choices for your rental properties (especially if you’re renting out apartments), nothing beats the elegance of hardwood floors in a dining room, or beautiful ceramic tile in a master bathroom. With so many different types of rental properties on the market, having a luxury look can set your place apart for the many vacationers who are on the lookout for an upscale getaway. So if your vision is to invest in a more luxurious property with the floors and décor to match, go for it.
Need More Flooring Help?
The rental home market is booming, and, thankfully, if you’re a homeowner looking for great flooring for your property, you’re in luck. No matter the location of your rental—or the layout of the floor plan in your home—there are countless options available to satisfy your needs for beautiful, low-maintenance flooring. Talk to the folks at your local Flooring America today. They’re here to make your rental property the best it can be, both now and in the future.
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