4 Awesome Tips to Find the Right Rental Property Flooring

by Jessica Thomson Expert Blogger

When you are renting a property, chances are that there will be signs of wear and tear from the previous tenants. The most visible signs can be seen on the walls and the floor. You may wish to change the flooring during your staying period but it is essential to make a cost-effective choice that is temporary. There are certain criteria that should be considered to choose the best.

This post is a guideline on the criteria based on which you must choose the flooring for a rental property and which are the best-suited options you can invest in.

Important Criteria to Consider

Before you select the flooring material, it is important to consider your priorities and the expectations you have from your rented home. The following are the key criteria from which consider to choose a material that is ideal for your floor.


You are paying a lump sum rent for the home and will not be staying there forever- needless to say, a temporary and affordable flooring option is the most viable choice in this situation. The installation and the material cost should be considered together while you are filtering an affordable choice for your home. Look for flooring materials that can be easily installed. Some of the most affordable flooring options are:

  1. Vinyl
  2. Laminate
  3. Linoleum
  4. Cork
  5. Carpet
  6. Maintenance

Tenants of any rented home usually are not as caring and cautious about the property as the owner would be. Hence, a low maintenance flooring material is the ideal choice to keep the home clean and presentable enough. Avoid flooring options that may need occasional waxing, buffing or refinishing services. Flooring options that are affordable and low maintenance as well include vinyl, laminate, cork and linoleum. 


There is always a chance of the floorboards or tiles getting damaged. Choosing an affordable option that will not be difficult to part with is a wise decision. If the property is on the smaller side, the foot traffic will be higher and the floor can develop signs of wear and tear too soon. Consider flooring options that can be laid through floating or glueing method and comes in the form of planks and tiles so that you can replace one as and when needed.


Irrespective of the time-span you are living in the rented house, you still want to make it as cozy and attractive as possible. If it is a condo unit or a small detached home, try to use the same flooring material throughout the house. If the chosen material is waterproof like vinyl sheet, you can also use it in the bathroom too.  

The Best Flooring for Rented Homes

Keeping the above factors in mind, you will need to choose the flooring material for the home. The following are the options that adhere to these criteria and you can choose among them.


     1.           Vinyl

It is durable, waterproof, versatile enough to be laid on any subfloor and inexpensive with numerous variants.

2.        Laminate

These are easy to install and available in variants that accurately replicate wood. Being aesthetically appealing make it a popular choice among tenants.

3.        Cork

Cork is soft and warm under feet and enhances the insulation of your home. they are beautiful and easy to install and imparts a luxurious feel to your home.


Keeping the criteria mentioned above in mind, you can easily find the best option for your new home. Even though the home is rented, it is going to be your abode for some time. Invest wisely on a beautiful and quality flooring that can alter the look of the house completely.


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Created on Mar 22nd 2019 02:18. Viewed 438 times.


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