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Carpet or vinyl plank? (by DonV [OH]) Dec 1, 2021 8:27 AM
       Carpet or vinyl plank? (by DJ [VA]) Dec 1, 2021 8:49 AM
       Carpet or vinyl plank? (by plenty [MO]) Dec 1, 2021 9:47 AM
       Carpet or vinyl plank? (by Scott [IN]) Dec 1, 2021 10:07 AM
       Carpet or vinyl plank? (by WMH [NC]) Dec 1, 2021 10:37 AM
       Carpet or vinyl plank? (by Jeri [CA]) Dec 1, 2021 10:50 AM
       Carpet or vinyl plank? (by DonV [OH]) Dec 1, 2021 12:05 PM
       Carpet or vinyl plank? (by Alan [CA]) Dec 1, 2021 7:54 PM
       Carpet or vinyl plank? (by Oregon Woodsmoke [ID]) Dec 2, 2021 9:33 AM
       Carpet or vinyl plank? (by tryan [MA]) Dec 2, 2021 12:59 PM
       Carpet or vinyl plank? (by Wilma [PA]) Dec 2, 2021 1:52 PM
       Carpet or vinyl plank? (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Dec 2, 2021 9:57 PM

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Carpet or vinyl plank? (by DonV [OH]) Posted on: Dec 1, 2021 8:27 AM
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What do your tenants prefer? I have done both extensively and typically go with allure, but I have a budget issue and carpet is half the price.

--76.189.xxx.xxx




Carpet or vinyl plank? (by DJ [VA]) Posted on: Dec 1, 2021 8:49 AM
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It may be half the price now, but it will be way more than double for cleaning & replacing vs the life expectancy, attractiveness & easy cleaning of vinyl plank

If it's new, residents may view it more favorably than if someone else has already dirtied it.

However, they do generally prefer a hard floor that is easier for them to clean - assuming they are inclined to clean.

I definitely do understand budget issues, but it's short-term vs long-term costs.

If you do go with carpet, plan to replace it with Vinyl plank at turnover. --68.229.xxx.xxx




Carpet or vinyl plank? (by plenty [MO]) Posted on: Dec 1, 2021 9:47 AM
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Then go with carpet for now and save up for the hardwood. Or raise the advertised rent, raise the deposit and charge the flooring delaying the payment for 30 days until the money starts coming in to pay for the upgrade.

--172.58.xxx.xxx




Carpet or vinyl plank? (by Scott [IN]) Posted on: Dec 1, 2021 10:07 AM
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I still put carpet in bedrooms where it tends to last longer. Everywhere else gets tile or LVP. At some point, I'll start converting bedrooms over too. --107.141.xx.xxx




Carpet or vinyl plank? (by WMH [NC]) Posted on: Dec 1, 2021 10:37 AM
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Allure everywhere unless the carpet that is there is acceptable.

And we recently had an entire 3-bed 2-bath place with family room entirely carpeted because we thought we were going to flip it and it was must faster and cheaper.

Then we didn't flip it but kept it instead :( So I guess we will, over time, replace the individual rooms with Allure. --50.82.xxx.xxx




Carpet or vinyl plank? (by Jeri [CA]) Posted on: Dec 1, 2021 10:50 AM
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I take out all the carpet and lay click lock plank. It cleans up for pennies, whereas carpet, even freshly cleaned, never looks new again. Then the tenant can get their own area rugs to suit themselves.

This plan has worked well for my eight units. --99.108.xxx.xx




Carpet or vinyl plank? (by DonV [OH]) Posted on: Dec 1, 2021 12:05 PM
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Thanks! Good idea Scott, bedroom carpet always lasts a LOT longer, and I personally prefer carpet to get out of bed too. I noticed tenants switching over to preferring no carpet about 15 years ago. I just wanted to be sure it was still the same. Germophobia:) --76.189.xxx.xxx




Carpet or vinyl plank? (by Alan [CA]) Posted on: Dec 1, 2021 7:54 PM
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We are at the point where we remove all carpet and go with vinyl plank or ceramic tile at turnovers. Seems to be popular with tenants. --71.198.xxx.xxx




Carpet or vinyl plank? (by Oregon Woodsmoke [ID]) Posted on: Dec 2, 2021 9:33 AM
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My tenants like the solid floors. But, I do take dogs, so that might be a tenant consideration, that they don't have to worry about carpet.

My only tenant with no pets really likes that there is no carpet cleaning costs.

I was replacing carpets with pine plank flooring that looks good and looks better as it gets distressed, but the 1X12 pine is no longer $1 a foot and my free labor has gone on strike, so I am now using vinyl plank. --76.178.xxx.xxx




Carpet or vinyl plank? (by tryan [MA]) Posted on: Dec 2, 2021 12:59 PM
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It's not what the tenant wants ... it's about maintainability.

Allure all the way .... it'll FAR out live any carpet. --72.71.xxx.xx




Carpet or vinyl plank? (by Wilma [PA]) Posted on: Dec 2, 2021 1:52 PM
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Our area, 2 story SFHs: downstairs and all hallways, vinyl/laminate/hardwood; baths, tile; bedrooms carpet. We're in the Northeast, and people don't like cold floors. Carpets do okay for a number of years unless you get tenants who don't supervise nail polish, paint, and edibles in bedrooms. --96.227.xxx.xxx




Carpet or vinyl plank? (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Posted on: Dec 2, 2021 9:57 PM
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I thought Allure was discontinued from HD? Where is everyone getting this at?

I am down to my last 11 cases and I a m starting a project next week --24.101.xxx.xxx



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