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Tile floor removal (by Adele [FL]) Dec 1, 2021 10:51 AM
       Tile floor removal (by Richard [MI]) Dec 1, 2021 11:06 AM
       Tile floor removal (by Alan [CA]) Dec 1, 2021 8:05 PM
       Tile floor removal (by Steve [MA]) Dec 2, 2021 6:24 AM
       Tile floor removal (by Robert J [CA]) Dec 3, 2021 12:51 AM
       Tile floor removal (by Adele [FL]) Dec 3, 2021 12:00 PM

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Tile floor removal (by Adele [FL]) Posted on: Dec 1, 2021 10:51 AM

Wanting to update flooring. The same tile was used in all rooms except the bathroom. They make great looking wood plank looking tiles now, so I wanted to update our apartments as we get vacancies. In order not to do an entire 1000 sq foot unit at a time, for cost savings, do you think it would look too cheesy to just replace the living room and halls with the wood look, and leave the kitchen and bedrooms with the old tiles?

This is to update the units, there is nothing wrong with with the older existing tile. These are B+ units in great areas. The only reason I say B+ is because we do not install dishwashers and disposals in kitchens on purpose, --174.211.xxx.xxx

Tile floor removal (by Richard [MI]) Posted on: Dec 1, 2021 11:06 AM

Will updating the floors increase the rent you will receive? Enough to make a decent return on the investment of likely a couple thousand dollars or more?

You did not mention that you were doing it because you were going to sell and it would increase the sale price by more than the cost.

If not, why not leave things as is and just get the rent? The tenants could always use an area rug if they wanted to. --75.7.xx.xx

Tile floor removal (by Alan [CA]) Posted on: Dec 1, 2021 8:05 PM

I concur with Richard... --71.198.xxx.xxx

Tile floor removal (by Steve [MA]) Posted on: Dec 2, 2021 6:24 AM

IMO it wouldn't look "cheesy" especially if you used some type of threshold at each of the doorways leading into the areas with the old tile. You want to make it look like it was intended to be 2 different styles / color not just an afterthought.

However, unless there is something wrong with the existing tile or people are turned off by the color / design, why would you be in a rush to change it? --71.174.xx.xxx

Tile floor removal (by Robert J [CA]) Posted on: Dec 3, 2021 12:51 AM

In my "A" and "B" rentals it wood look funny unless the wall paint in those rooms with the old flooring complimented the color on the flooring. In my "C" grade units, it doesn't much matter, they take what they can get that's within their price range. --47.155.xx.xxx

Tile floor removal (by Adele [FL]) Posted on: Dec 3, 2021 12:00 PM

Thanks all. It is just an upgrade. In the historic district here, lots of folks come to expect or desire hardwood floors. This is a relatively newer, 1970s, building in a 1910-1935 aged “vintage” homes area. My places are very nice. I am not doing it to sell. It might rent a little faster with wood look vs tile, that’s all. The wood look would be forever- doesn’t go out of style. I took carpet out ages ago, and ceramic tile was the “thing” 20 years ago and it was before they made floor tile that looked like wood. --76.242.xx.xxx

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