Best Drywall Texture for Rental

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My wife and I are 60% done with a full remodel on our second rental property. Most of the Sheetrock has been hung, and the contractor is starting to prepare for tape, float, and texture. I am trying to determine if one style of texture is better than another. The things I am evaluating it on are:

1) Durability

2) Ability to hide small tenant damage (nail holes, small dents, ...)

3) Visual appeal

Any feedback would be appreciated.  

Orange peel.

Or for houses that we only need to partially drywall we go with what is already there.

I'm in Texas. Other parts of the country my have a different taste.

Orange peel. You don't want anything bigger that can break or show wear-and-tear. You don't wanting something deep that is harder to paint.