Click here for Top Ten Discussions. CLICK HERE for Q & A Homepage
Receive Free Rental Owner Updates Email:  
MrLandlord Q & A
Flooring (by Rob [KS]) Jan 8, 2018 4:43 PM
       Flooring (by Tom [FL]) Jan 8, 2018 5:01 PM
       Flooring (by AllyM [NJ]) Jan 8, 2018 6:46 PM
       Flooring (by NC INVESTOR [NC]) Jan 9, 2018 12:06 AM
       Flooring (by Robert,OntarioCanada [ON]) Jan 9, 2018 9:18 AM
       Flooring (by RentsDue [MA]) Jan 10, 2018 3:39 AM
       Flooring (by Rangor [TN]) Jan 10, 2018 8:21 AM

Flooring (by Rob [KS]) Posted on: Jan 8, 2018 4:43 PM

I have a rental home that was treated rough. The hardwood floors on the first floor are marred and have PAINT footprints etc...

The cross room on the second floor had painted floor and the floor now looks terrible. I did use a floor enamel from HD.

I want to know what would work? A few years ago, I did hire the hardwoods sanded and redone. It is still a thought.

The home may rent for $1100/month, if I am lucky.

I have seen laminated buckle and move. They may have just been junk to start with. Are there any laminated that stand up to renters? --76.219.xxx.xxx

Flooring (by Tom [FL]) Posted on: Jan 8, 2018 5:01 PM

Rob of KS. Consider the Stranded Bamboo from Lowes made by Cali bamboo. It's a higher price however the click system would be an easy install.


Check out Lumber Liquidators in your area ask whats the top 3 selling floors. Let them show you the floors and maybe the floors would work for you. I can bet they are not laminate floors. Most likely it will be the Vinyl Click Floors in the top 3!!!

It all depends on what you want to spend. If you look at the hardness of the flooring oak and maple are softer than the bamboos and exotic hardwoods. Don't buy the cheap bamboo, consider the stranded bamboo.

You could try painting the floors and see how they hold up after a tenant. The only problem is you will be painting the floors every 3 to 5 years. It may be worth it to install a bamboo or vinyl click floor. Don't waste your time and money on carpet. Especially for a rental. --99.56.xx.xx

Flooring (by AllyM [NJ]) Posted on: Jan 8, 2018 6:46 PM

Carpet. There are some nice low pile cleanable carpets and some have a nice texture woven in. It makes a place look warm and cozy and much easier to replace when ruined. --73.33.xxx.xxx

Flooring (by NC INVESTOR [NC]) Posted on: Jan 9, 2018 12:06 AM

You could try Floor and Decor. They have a large selection and are always running great sales. They stock every price point. --71.75.xx.xx

Flooring (by Robert,OntarioCanada [ON]) Posted on: Jan 9, 2018 9:18 AM

If the thickness of the wood is sufficient then one can rent a sander then refinish where videos on You Tube will be of help. The best flooring from experience is commercial porcelain which is more expensive upfront along being more labour intensive where a good commercial wet saw is required. First if the base is not concrete then a schluter ditra membrane then porcelain over top. Porcelain is easy to clean low maintenance other then regrouting. A cigarette does not damage. So far in the apartment buildings porcelain is still there where other types of flooring have to be replaced. For installation You Tube videos are a great help. For rentals only commercial grade is what stands up as what one sees in commercial buildings, shopping malls, and schools. --208.114.xxx.x

Flooring (by RentsDue [MA]) Posted on: Jan 10, 2018 3:39 AM

Have been using the tile that looks like wood in everything. Not the cheaper stuff. The tiles are actually indoor or outdoor tiles. They look fantastic and can hold up. I would have the existing hardwood sanded first before I considered putting new floors in. Most people aren't so tough on hardwood. --66.189.xx.xxx

Flooring (by Rangor [TN]) Posted on: Jan 10, 2018 8:21 AM

I posted my experience on June 30th of last year. Type '$1.69' in the search box and you will find the post. I have removed the pictures but can repost if interested. You should be able to do it quite a bit cheaper since you have the hardwoods already. I am getting ready to use this method again in a house I closed on last week. The basic idea though is that it is difficult for a tenant to distress a floor that is already intentionally distressed. --166.137.xxx.xxx

Subject: RE: Flooring
Your Name:
Your State:

Would you like to be notified via email when somebody replies to this thread?
If so, you must include your valid email address here. Do not add your address more than once per thread/subject. By entering your email address here, you agree to receive notification from Mrlandlord.com every time anyone replies to "this" thread. You will receive response notifications for up to one week following the original post. Your email address will not be visible to readers.
Email Address: