Landlords often use time between renters to spruce up the space. Apartment walls get painted, bathrooms get new fixtures and nearly everything else gets cleaned up. Flooring is often overlooked in these refreshes because of the idea that it’s a project that will take far too much time and money. Many landlords also only consider two options when thinking flooring. Hardwood floors are memorable and popular if you have them in the unit, otherwise carpeting is considered the only cheap alternative. Well, there are more options available to property owners that are cheaper, easier to maintain and can revitalize a unit better than a new roll of carpet - Vinyl Flooring.
Vinyl flooring has been around for decades, but it’s recently seen a resurgence because of some modern innovations. It’s the most inexpensive option and can be easily installed over existing flooring. Installing vinyl floors won’t take much longer than a fresh coat of paint. Vinyl plank offers several advantages as a choice for improving the look of a rental unit.
Benefits of Vinyl Plank Floors
The softness of vinyl gives it an element of comfort. Standing on a vinyl floor might not be as comfortable as carpeting but it can make it a good choice for kitchens where a lot of cooking happens. The softness comes from a thin layer of felt or foam from the flooring. This also offers a quieting element for heavy footsteps, which will keep noise complaints down during onsite visits.
Maintenance is a breeze when it comes to vinyl floors. It can be installed over other flooring without the need for costly, time consuming demolition of the previous floor. Vinyl covers cracks very well, making it a good choice for high-traffic areas of a unit. Cleaning vinyl takes little time. Just a quick sweep or mop and the floor looks just like new. And vinyl’s moisture resistance is unbeatable – making it a great choice for bathrooms and kitchens. It also wears well—manufacturer’s warranties can last for as long as 15 to 20 years.
Vinyl offers a lot of decorative options. It comes in multiple colours, styles and ways to match an already existing style. It can also mimic other types of flooring like wood and stone. If a room is going for a theme or feeling, it can be a much more inexpensive option to complete a concept that might change in a few years.