For landlords and tenants, there are numerous factors to consider when buying and moving into a new property. Choosing the right furniture is obviously extremely important both in terms of practicality and aesthetic. However, there is another element to consider: the floor. If you are a landlord, what flooring should you choose? For tenants, what are your options in choosing one? This article will give you all the answers!
Some of the most important factors for landlords when choosing flooring are durability and ease of maintenance. If longevity is the key factor for you, Solid Wood flooring is the best choice. With a long lifespan (30 years on average), solid wood can handle intensive use in the rooms which are exposed to the most foot traffic.
What is more, solid wood floors are more hygienic than most other options, particularly carpets. Did you know that, according to several studies, carpets are 10 times dirtier than a toilet seat? For people who suffer from allergies, solid wood is the best option as it attracts less dust and mould.
Despite all these advantages, solid wood is not compatible with underfloor heating – this is something you really must consider when choosing your floor. Consequently, Engineered Wood flooring is a great alternative – it can handle changes in temperature and humidity and is as durable as a solid wood floor.
When it comes to aesthetic, landlords tend to choose lighter floors as their neutral tones suit any interior style, be it contemporary or traditional.
All that said, if you are looking for a cheaper floor, Laminate is for you. It is really easy to maintain and clean and is ideal for the bathroom or the kitchen thanks to its water resistance. The lower cost of laminate also allows you to replace it increase of extreme damage, without breaking the bank!
First and foremost, you must check with your landlord if you are able to make changes to the floor of your rented accommodation. To be sure, ask them for a written agreement. If they give you the green light, it is time to choose your floor!
The best choice for tenants is without a doubt Luxury Vinyl Tiles. Firstly, LVT is one of the cheapest options on the market and yet is incredibly durable. It is also waterproof which makes it ideal for use in the bathroom where it would often be exposed to large quantities of water. Luxury vinyl tiles are also scratch- and stain-resistant and incredibly easy to clean.
The installation process for LVT is also simple – if you chose a ‘Click’ product, you don’t even need to use any glue! Furthermore, our vinyl floors are far from the outdated, unfashionable vinyl of the 80s – our new tiles are able to replicate the appearance of real wood!
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