I couldn't find a thread about flooring in this type of rental, sorry if it's redundant. Hoping for some vet landlord input here.
What is the most bang for the buck? I know carpet is cheap, but then I replace it in between each tenant swap. Luxury vinyl plank LVP might be good, but is it over-improving for the area? The rent comps seem to have a mixture of carpet and wood-looking flooring. I can't get a good read on those.
For what it's worth, I'm leaning towards LVP throughout the whole place. Plan B would be carpet on stairs/bedrooms and LVP everywhere else.
LVP/LVT is what I've gone to throughout the entire unit. Durable, nice looking, and relatively inexpensive (in my area you can pick it up less that $1 a sq ft). A little more than cheap carpet but you're not replacing every time a renter moves.
As they say it all depends. I have two rentals that have had long term tenants and since they are long term, carpet has been my go to for them. Carpet is more comfortable for them and they are clean good tenants and I have normal vinyl in the kitchens and baths. BUT for my unites with a higher turn over LVT or LVP is a great durable way to go. Especially the LVT that is not interlocked but is a glue down. If one or some get messed up it's easy enough to heat up, release and replace.
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