I am really tired of the carpet flooring in the rental property - it has to be replaced every a few years. Have you used other cost-effective flooring materials that are durable and last for 10+ years so I do not need to replace the carpet every other tenant moves out? Any recommendation is much appreciated!
@Chase Gu Vinyl plank all day. About $2/square and super durable. I also refinish hardwoods and put a couple coats of poly on them too if the house has floors that are in good shape. If not then vinyl plank.
Waterproof vinyl plank. No question. You can install it anywhere and it looks great. Laminate would be my next choice. It's a little more expensive but just as durable. Installing this type of flooring is easy if the sub-floor is in good condition and level.
@Daryl Luc @Jaron Walling @Jeremy Taggart Thank you so much! Did you buy and have it installed at big-box stores like Home Depot/Floor & Decor? Is there a specific vinyl plank product you would recommend? What is the total cost per square foot I should expect, including materials and installation? Thanks again!
@Chase Gu Right now I shop at Lowe's, $2.30-$4.00 per sqft max, anything more and your wasting money.
I'd buy a cordless oscillating tool (for door trim) and a laminate floor cutter. It will save you so much time. It's not very difficult to install.
I like Allure vinyl plank by TrafficMaster. Sold exclusively by Home Depot for about $1.70/sq ft. I use the kind with overlapping glue strips. In some cases, we've had problems with seam separation, but overall it works very well, and some slight separation isn't a major deal in my Class C rentals. I still outshine the completion. Laid my first floor using this material almost 8 years ago, and it still looks great!