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Old 03-08-2012, 06:40 PM   #1
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Could you please give me your thoughts on what would be the best flooring for a rental house. It will be in the bedrooms and hallway. It is an average house not low income. I would like it to be durable and look ok.

Laminate wood

Vinyl Planks glue down

Vinyl snap together

Menards has some Tarkett Laminate wood on sale for .99 per square foot.

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Hello,
What mm grade laminate is on sale? Sounds like a 7mm grade to be that low of price, which will work and look nice if done correctly.
You also can do a allure vinyl planking floor that will be more $$ for sqr.

What do you have on the floors already?

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There is carpet on the floor now.
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Most renters worth having expect carpet in a bed room---what renter wants to buy rugs for a temporary residence?

From your stand point you will need to weigh the loss of prospective good tenants over the cost of rug cleaning----

The cheap coverings you propose will not last long---or be repairable ----real hardwood would be the most economical in the long run.

They add value to the home--wear well and can be renewed for the cost of sanding and refinishing--

And they will appeal to a higher class of renter.

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The latest on the rental sites for landlords are recommending Allure or similar vinyl plank flooring.

As far as length of time, the real hardwood is good except for the tenant with pets.

I think before recommending what is proper, let us know what are the kind of tenants you are renting to.

I have some landlords that buy the 29 cent sticky tiles, some that like the laminate and some with a combo....
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Framer 52 asked a good question--what type of tenant are you seeking?
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I will rent to people with out pets and no smoking. The rent will be $700 a month in Michigan and it is a four bedroom with a two stall garage in the city it is a nice house. Thanks
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I will rent to people with out pets and no smoking. The rent will be $700 a month in Michigan and it is a four bedroom with a two stall garage in the city it is a nice house. Thanks
700 hundred for a four bedroom?! When can I move in! Lol
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Tile. I know you're in Michigan.

I have people all the time who move in and tell me later that they love it.

Someone has to educate these people.

I even have them using toilets and sinks for the appropriate purposes.

No joke, I told a woman, about 35 years old, that it is easier to clean the stove if the knobs are removed. I said this as I pulled them off. She looked at me in astonishment and said, "Oh, those come off?".
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700 hundred for a four bedroom?! When can I move in! Lol
you must have missed the Michigan part
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you must have missed the Michigan part
I didn't know it was that cheap out there, here in NY you pay 1450 for a 3bd shoebox and that's not even the city.
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With the new information you provided---Ignore my advice----the costs are to high for that level of rent---Mike---
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You can always put in laminate and stage it with a nice rug. Then it shows well and it will wear well when you take the rug out.

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