Derbyshire Landlords – Best Flooring for Rental Property
As a landlord, you have a lot of decisions to make. Some big, some small, but all are important, and some of the choices you make may be bigger than you first imagine. At Koopers, we are pleased to say we have helped many Derbyshire landlords, and a significant issue for letting industry professionals consider is what makes the best flooring for rental property.
As with many issues in the letting industry, there is no one size fits all solution for landlords. The best flooring option for one property may be entirely unsuitable for another home. Therefore, you need to think about many factors, including:
- Your budget
- The most likely tenant for your home and expected income from letting
- How durable you need the flooring to be?
- How easy to clean do you need the flooring to be?
All these factors will influence your decision, and we are happy to talk to you about the process and your options. You may not think flooring matters too much, but the right style of flooring often creates the ideal platform for a happy tenant, which is always positive news for a landlord.
Carpets are the ideal choice for many rooms
Carpets are a popular choice, and it is easy to see why. Carpets are affordable, they help insulate a room, and they make a room feel warm and welcoming. You’ll find carpets are an ideal addition to living rooms and bedrooms but should be avoided in kitchens and bathrooms.
Carpets can be installed quickly, but if they are stained, they may need to be replaced. Also, if the carpet is placed in an area with a heavy flow of foot traffic, such as a hallway, the carpet may wear away quickly.
Laminate flooring offers many benefits
Laminate flooring doesn’t offer much in the form of insulation, but it is affordable, easy to install and easy to clean. It is easy to see why laminate flooring is a great option for hallways when the floor is in regular use. Of course, if the laminate flooring is nicked, it may be easier to replace the material, as opposed to repairing it.
Vinyl flooring has improved considerably in recent years
You have a wide range of flooring options to choose from with vinyl flooring, suiting all tastes and preferences. As vinyl flooring is easy to clean and handles moisture well, it is an excellent addition to kitchens and bathrooms.
Hardwood flooring is more expensive, but if maintained properly, it lasts for many years. This is a high-quality finish and will appeal to landlords looking to reach out to high-end tenants.
The type of tenant you wish to let to will influence which style of flooring is best for your needs. A solution that is appealing to one type of tenant, may be unsuitable for another. If you need assistance in reaching out to tenants, or you need guidance in letting property, contact Koopers, and we’ll be glad to help.