Installing Floors in Rental Space

Installing a tile floor

Buying carpets and rugs is a great way to change up the appearance of a home or office without the mess of painting the walls or the expense of buying new furniture. Investing in new flooring options is a convenient way to add personality to an apartment or other rental space where installing a tile floor, hardwoods, or other flooring type is not allowed.

Carpeting is one of the best options for rental units as it can be placed on top of the existing floor as a rug. This causes no permanent damage to the apartment or office, but provides a soft, durable walking surface for the tenant. By adding a carpet or rug to the room, the tenant will save money on their utility bills and reduce the instances of noise passing through the floor to or from the unit below.

If buying carpet is not an option, tenants may consider installing laminate flooring. If the existing floor is flat and smooth, laminate floor installation will not damage it. Tenants simply click the laminate floor planks together and anchor them near the walls. To remove laminate flooring, tenants simply pry up the baseboards and pull the planks from one another, then clean the floor below for the next tenant.

When buying carpet, rugs, or laminate flooring, it is important to find the right flooring for each apartment or office. Talk to the floor sales specialist to find out which floor option is durable and comfortable enough for your rental needs. Each floor has its own advantages and disadvantages, so it is important to find out what kind of maintenance your floor will require before you take the plunge and install it.

Choosing the best flooring for a rental space may seem impossible, especially with customization-averse landlords. Fortunately, there are many temporary, non-damaging flooring solutions that tenants can take advantage of to make their space their own.

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