Every renter wants to live comfortably year-round. In Waukesha, this can present a challenge. As temperatures vary from season to season, you’re looking for flooring that can keep clean, last a long time, and keep your occupants happy. We’ve made the guide below to walk you through these considerations and help you decide on the best flooring options for your rental properties.

Hardwood

Hardwood isn’t always the easiest to maintain, but it’s a good way to win over prospective renters. There’s nothing quite like the appeal of a classic hardwood floor to brighten up a room and make a small space feel bigger. The main difficulty here is that you can’t always trust that tenants will care for your floors properly. If they are well looked after, these floors can last you for decades and keep your space looking fantastic.

It’s worth noting that sound can also play a part in the way a space feels. This is especially true when you’re living in a shared space or apartment building. With this in mind, floors with a knack for absorbing noise will be your friend. Carpet and Vinyl are great examples of this, but if your heart is set on hardwood you should consider a solid hardwood, which will have slightly less of an echo than most standard hardwoods.

Vinyl

Vinyl is a fantastic cost-effective option for rental properties. It gives you a ton of stylistic choice and, unlike most floors, fares very well in moisture-prone areas such as kitchens and bathrooms. In addition to providing some absorption of noise, vinyl will be much softer to walk around on than something like hardwood and won’t get quite as cold during fall or winter.

Luxury Vinyl

Vinyl Flooring in Apartment

As a lessor, the last thing you want to worry about is constantly having to redo floors and perform maintenance. So, longevity and ease of living are going to be important factors here. Because of that, one of our favorite flooring options for rental properties is also Luxury Vinyl. This flooring can last up to ten years and delivers a level of comfort you can always count on.

 

Whether you’re ready to get moving on your flooring project or you’re still considering your options, Floor Coverings International Waukesha aims to make the process as simple and enjoyable as possible. Get started on revamping your rental property and book a free consultation with our experts today!

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