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bare floors (by NC [FL]) Feb 11, 2018 12:47 PM
       bare floors (by RathdrumGal [ID]) Feb 11, 2018 12:58 PM
       bare floors (by LisaFL [FL]) Feb 11, 2018 1:33 PM
       bare floors (by razorback_tim [AR]) Feb 11, 2018 1:56 PM
       bare floors (by Ken [NY]) Feb 11, 2018 2:27 PM
       bare floors (by Amy [MO]) Feb 11, 2018 5:01 PM
       bare floors (by AllyM [NJ]) Feb 11, 2018 5:32 PM
       bare floors (by Robert,OntarioCanada [ON]) Feb 11, 2018 7:08 PM
       bare floors (by WMH [NC]) Feb 12, 2018 5:11 AM
       bare floors (by Vee [OH]) Feb 12, 2018 6:45 AM
       bare floors (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Feb 13, 2018 2:43 PM

bare floors (by NC [FL]) Posted on: Feb 11, 2018 12:47 PM

looking for some input. I have a duplex, one side I decided to pull out the carpet. The tenants wanted the floors bare, I agreed, they painted the floors, and they do look good !!! The kitchen , and both bathrooms are tile. The tenants are moving on and now I am getting ready to rent again. Should I leave the floors bare, but painted, and they do look good, or put some type of flooring down, but not carpet. Also my thoughts are that when I get ready to sell, I can give the buyers the option of putting there own floors down that they want? any ideas would be great.

bare floors (by RathdrumGal [ID]) Posted on: Feb 11, 2018 12:58 PM

I vote Allure. It is holding up really well. Sounds like most of the prep work is done.

bare floors (by LisaFL [FL]) Posted on: Feb 11, 2018 1:33 PM

If they look good, why not just leave them as is? Unless leaving them as is wont attract a decent tenant. People will just put area rugs over them anyway.

bare floors (by razorback_tim [AR]) Posted on: Feb 11, 2018 1:56 PM

If they look good I would leave them. --70.178.x.xx

bare floors (by Ken [NY]) Posted on: Feb 11, 2018 2:27 PM

I would leave them as is

bare floors (by Amy [MO]) Posted on: Feb 11, 2018 5:01 PM

Leave it and stage it with a rug. They will see it and probably do the same with their own rug, protecting the floors.

bare floors (by AllyM [NJ]) Posted on: Feb 11, 2018 5:32 PM

I can't imagine painted floors looking good but if you say so. I'm in favor of carpeting up north here. You have bug issues where you live. I would tell people to get their own area rugs but with a duplex there will be a ton of noise without carpeting. It's hard enough to live next to someone or below or above, without echoes and amplified noise.

bare floors (by Robert,OntarioCanada [ON]) Posted on: Feb 11, 2018 7:08 PM

Best flooring for rentals if noise is not a issue is commercial porcelain. Very labour intensive to install more expensive then other types of flooring but durable, long life along with easy to clean. Not effected by a lit cigarette.

bare floors (by WMH [NC]) Posted on: Feb 12, 2018 5:11 AM

Something we took the time to do in one of our side-by-side duplexes was to frame up a false wall and install more insulation between the units. DRAMATICALLY reduced noise. All tenants since then have reported no noise issues at all - we ask them.

Laminate is the loudest flooring, in my opinion. Very "clicky" sounding when walking on it in heels or by dogs! Allure is much quieter.

In our own house, where we have a tenant in the downstairs apartment we installed Allure over a soft underlayment - the kind you use with laminate, as a matter of fact. I don't recommend this in a rental. Over the years. furniture has made divits in the floor and there are places where the seams have given way. Someday when we get the ambition we will replace it with that new Allure that has padding on the back.

bare floors (by Vee [OH]) Posted on: Feb 12, 2018 6:45 AM

If the floors look good just put clean air in there.

bare floors (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Posted on: Feb 13, 2018 2:43 PM

I would consider getting them sealed.

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