best flooring in rental (by jill [MD]) Nov 27, 2011 7:07 AM|
best flooring in rental (by longlivedon [VT]) Nov 27, 2011 8:04 AM
best flooring in rental (by S i d [MO]) Nov 27, 2011 11:10 AM
best flooring in rental (by Hoodster [MO]) Nov 27, 2011 11:18 AM
best flooring in rental (by Virden [OH]) Nov 27, 2011 11:39 AM
best flooring in rental (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Nov 27, 2011 2:15 PM
best flooring in rental (by Adam [CT]) Nov 27, 2011 3:53 PM
best flooring in rental (by Wendy [NC]) Nov 28, 2011 1:40 PM
best flooring in rental (by TenantWhisperer [MA]) Nov 29, 2011 11:15 AM
best flooring in rental (by jill [MD]) Posted on: Nov 27, 2011 7:07 AM
State Specific Question About: MARYLAND (MD)
I have installed commercial carpet in a mid range rental, both times it was trashed. My fault, I know for having the wrong tenants (both put in by pm's). Now I have a 3rd installation to do in the living room/dining room and the hall and kitchen stick on tiles are a mess. Assuming a decent tenant, is it worthwhile putting in Traffic Master vinyl flooring, laminate, or just continue to stay with carpet and stick on tiles? In part, I am wondering if the better look might attract a better tenant and ultimately sell better. Comments about flooring options or business advice welcome. --98.233.xxx.xxx
best flooring in rental (by longlivedon [VT]) Posted on: Nov 27, 2011 8:04 AM
I have used laminate and it has held up awesome. I just installed Allure from Home Depot. Looks great, but I dont know how well it will hold up. Laminate has some tolerance for moisture and for uneven floors. If the floors are really uneven, carpet is the way to go unfortunately. --66.30.xxx.xxx
best flooring in rental (by S i d [MO]) Posted on: Nov 27, 2011 11:10 AM
Allure is the best choice for flooring ANYWHERE. Looks good, easy to install, relatively cheap compares to other resilient floors, very durable.
Use the search tool on this site to look up all of the past posts about Allure. That will convince you to go with it. I've used it in 5 places for the past 4 years. Not a single tear or popped seam! --76.211.xx.xxx
best flooring in rental (by Hoodster [MO]) Posted on: Nov 27, 2011 11:18 AM
I have used carpet, allure and laminate.
I'm a laminate fan now. 93 cents a foot for laminate and pad. Allure is 1.59-1.79 / foot. On my allure install, I was really bummed at how pronounced the seams were. The floor looks pretty good, but knowing how much it cost to put down, the joints make me want to puke. They make high-end lamiates with 30-50 year warranties... the cheap stuff comes with a 10 year warranty... --75.34.xx.x
best flooring in rental (by Virden [OH]) Posted on: Nov 27, 2011 11:39 AM
Look at some of the pictures here for ideas on laminate, allure and painted floors and your carpet cleaning days are over, carpet is very useful during a property takeover to wrap the shruberry with prickers to prevent the trash collectors from getting scratches as well as your helpers, I save a couple strips in case my car gets stuck in the snow, each of my kids have these also so carpet is useful but not in a rental. Posted 12:39 --76.241.xxx.xx
best flooring in rental (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Posted on: Nov 27, 2011 2:15 PM
I screen like crazy but still some get thru or turn once they are in.
Overall I cannot control the tenant inside the house.
But I CAN control the durability of the floors.
After 35 years, 20,000++ lease months, no more carpet in a rental.
After replacing several ruined laminate floors, no more laminate.
Allure, cermamic, real wood, or paint only.
Reduced shampoo expense and odor issues has more than made up for a little higher cost.
We get calls everyday asking for homes without carpet - allergies, asthma.
Carpet is also old fashioned and dated.
best flooring in rental (by Adam [CT]) Posted on: Nov 27, 2011 3:53 PM
Carpet along with a good pad has a distinct advantage over any other type of flooring, and that is with regards to noise and echo reduction. If you have apartments that are stacked on top of each other, I believe that you almost have no choice but as to install carpet with a good pad underneath the carpet. Otherwise, if you install hardwood, ceramic, laminate, then you will have constant tenant turnover in the apartments below. I hate carpeting, too, but I hate a high tenant turnover rate even more. Carpet has it's time and place for certain situations. --71.234.x.xxx
best flooring in rental (by Wendy [NC]) Posted on: Nov 28, 2011 1:40 PM
Laminate can be cheaper than Allure but Allure holds up better. We had a house FLOOD and the FLOORS warped and the Allure stayed solid and conformed to the warped floors! The tenants don't even want to bother with a repair of the sub-floor, too much hassle and they said the Allure is fine!
Actually some laminates hold up to floods too - and some do not. But you really won't know until it happens. We use the same laminate in every house and we've had floods in a few - and in some it's a bit damaged and some it's not.
If you see seams in Allure you installed it wrong. We've used Allure in several houses including our own - a huge room - and no seams showing! --173.25.x.xxx
best flooring in rental (by TenantWhisperer [MA]) Posted on: Nov 29, 2011 11:15 AM
I don't think Allure is quiet enough to use in a multi-family (2nd and 3rd floor).
If there are kids, pad and carpet is the quietest solution. --199.46.xxx.xxx