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Carpet or redo flooring

Jennifer Freeman
Posted Mar 19 2024, 08:47

Hi, I am trying to rent in Miami and I have a townhouse that I haven’t been making much profit in. Due to evicting past tenants. It’s carpeted upstairs and debating/wondering if you’ve had more success with redoing the flooring . Not really wanting to spend more money on something that’s vacant. 

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Ray Hage
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Ray Hage
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Replied Mar 21 2024, 04:29

I can not stress enough, you should redo the floor. Carpet is just gross and I would change it out to tile, laminate or vinyl. Carpet can easily get stain and will smell over time especially if the tenant has children, pets or eats in the carpeted rooms. I get spending money on an empty place isn't fun but I think with good flooring, you may more easily find a tenant and also will have less issues in the long term with a stained/gross carpet.

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Nathan Gesner
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Nathan Gesner
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ModeratorReplied Mar 21 2024, 04:44
Quote from @Jennifer Freeman:

Hi, I am trying to rent in Miami and I have a townhouse that I haven’t been making much profit in. Due to evicting past tenants. It’s carpeted upstairs and debating/wondering if you’ve had more success with redoing the flooring . Not really wanting to spend more money on something that’s vacant. 


In a warmer climate like Miami, I would try to stick with hard surfaces. Easier to clean, don't hold odor, and they hold up better.

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Jennifer Freeman
Replied Mar 21 2024, 05:43

Thank you all. I do agree and am replacing 

I appreciate the help