Best Flooring for Rental Properties
Posted on 8th March 2017
Best flooring for rental properties
It is tempting to install a cheap flooring option in your buy-to-let property, however you need to consider a product that is durable. Flooring is an expensive investment, however if done correctly it can last you a life time and will be more cost effective in the long run. The main three options for rental properties are carpet, laminate and LVT but be sure to consider its’ quality and durability.
Carpets come in a wide range of qualities and in general even the cheapest carpets made of synthetic fibres are very tough, and there is no need to compromise on style. However, spillages on carpets are a problem in rental properties as they are harder to clean and odours may be retained in the carpet. Therefore carpets are better suited to bedrooms as opposed to kitchens and bathrooms where spills are much more likely.
Laminate flooring is stylish, practical and affordable but it is very important that you do not skip on quality and go for the cheapest option available. Cheap laminates will not last, the top layer will get chipped easily by anything dropped on it. It is easier to clear up spillages on laminate than carpet but if water based spillages are not cleaned up quickly they will damage the laminate flooring. Overall as long as tenants do regular vacuuming, mop up spills promptly and do not use too much water to wash the floor, then laminate is a better choice, providing you choose the right quality in the first place. Our suppliers include Berry Floor, Quick Step and Balterio who offer a sensational choice of laminate flooring with a wide range of finishes. And, for your extra peace of mind, all our laminate flooring comes with a 20 year guarantee.
LVT (Luxury Vinyl Tiles)
Newly popular, Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT) makes a beautiful and functional floor. The designs available are seemingly endless and it realistically mimics the appearance of natural materials. A major advantage of LVT is that it is water and slip resistant, making it a great option for an area where you may have spills. It is also typically thicker than traditional vinyl flooring materials due to an added layer of heavy film covered with a UV-cured urethane that makes it scuff, stain, and scratch resistant, improving its wear and performance. Therefore it is very well suited for high traffic areas as well as kitchen and bathroom flooring, especially in a rental property. Amtico & Karndean are very popular when it comes to LVT and are amongst our best sellers.
Which type of floor are you most likely to use for your home or property? Flooring is an expensive investment and the selection process can therefore be very overwhelming. If you are still not sure what flooring option to choose or you need some assistance selecting a design, we are more than happy to help. Please give us a call on 02083601836.
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