As a landlord, one of the key lessons I learned (the hard way) was to install resin flooring to my rental properties to replace wooden flooring and carpeting. This wasn't just for my benefit, but for the benefit of my tenants.
What's the problem with carpets? Well, I'm sure I don't need to tell you - but carpets accumulate so much over the years; just like the rings on a tree trunk, carpets can give you their full history just by looking at them. Oh, sure I brought in the carpet cleaners after every tenant moved out, and they always did a good job. But with every clean, I would see the colour of the carpets fade that bit more - which is inevitable when you see the kind of chemistry involved to remove paint stains, and remove weeks-old milk odour from carpets. The cleaners would arrive in high spirits, and leave looking well worn out (as worn out as my carpets).
And of course, this kind of wear and tear doesn't look good to prospective new tenants looking around. Not only that, but tenants aren't stupid - particularly families with small children. I had one father tell the letting agent "the house is in an ideal location, perfect in every way - except it has carpets, and that means I might as well not even try to claim my deposit back when I move out - sorry, not for us".
So, the decision to go with resin flooring was a good one. It made the rooms like brighter and more modern. They're so easy to clean, which is a real benefit to both tenant and landlord.
Article kindly contributed by 3droyalfloors.co.uk