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Best floor for pets? (by dino [CA]) Mar 16, 2023 5:55 PM
       Best floor for pets? (by Ken [NY]) Mar 16, 2023 8:41 PM
       Best floor for pets? (by dino [CA]) Mar 16, 2023 10:15 PM
       Best floor for pets? (by Ken [NY]) Mar 16, 2023 11:42 PM
       Best floor for pets? (by Robert,OntarioCanada [ON]) Mar 17, 2023 12:16 AM
       Best floor for pets? (by Robert J [CA]) Mar 17, 2023 6:02 AM
       Best floor for pets? (by Vee [OH]) Mar 17, 2023 6:52 AM
       Best floor for pets? (by dino [CA]) Mar 17, 2023 12:17 PM
       Best floor for pets? (by dino [CA]) Mar 17, 2023 12:27 PM
       Best floor for pets? (by Ken [NY]) Mar 17, 2023 2:36 PM
       Best floor for pets? (by Sisco [MO]) Mar 17, 2023 2:41 PM
       Best floor for pets? (by Allym [NJ]) Mar 18, 2023 8:59 AM

Best floor for pets? (by dino [CA]) Posted on: Mar 16, 2023 5:55 PM

Will be starting to allow pets. I don't want to refinish hardwood or do waterproof click-together vinyl laminate only to have it ruined by pets. I don't mind replacing carpet after tenant moves out each time since its not real expensive. But is there any good alternative to carpet?

It is downstairs so noise is not issue.

What is best choice for living room and bedroom? I still go with sheet vinyl in bathroom and kitchen.

Best floor for pets? (by Ken [NY]) Posted on: Mar 16, 2023 8:41 PM

I have lived in my current residence 23 years,hardwood was finished just before moving in, we have large dogs continuosly during that time,3 now the largest being 185 pounds and the only damage we have is where they jump off the bed and land in the same spot.I prefer hardwood whenever possible which is most of my places.I do prefer sheet vinyl in kitchens and bathrooms --74.77.xx.xx

Best floor for pets? (by dino [CA]) Posted on: Mar 16, 2023 10:15 PM


Although I am sure you would take better care of your property than tenants would of mine, I was still a little surprised at your post. I always had the impression that since you acquired many properties for the purpose of flipping, that you would not be willing to refinish hardwood in those properties.

Do you do usually do that type of upgrade?

Are there other types of upgrades your regularly do for places you flip?

Best floor for pets? (by Ken [NY]) Posted on: Mar 16, 2023 11:42 PM

dino CA In the old days i did most of the work myself and back then it was a lot of rentals and some flips,it was cheaper to rent the equipment and do the work myself and the hardwood held up well in my low end class C rentals. Now i dont do any of the work and i do a lot of cleaning out a house of debris,usually a 30 yard dumpster or even 2-3 of them,mowing lawn and reselling it as is,that is what i really enjoy the most with the goal being to list it within 7 days.I do a handfull of nice class B flips each year,as an example i bought a place at auction recently that i could have cleaned out and resold quickly but a friend ran out of work for 2 guys of which 1 is very skilled so i took them them to keep them busy so we dont loose the skilled guy and have them doing this project.It will include a new roof which will be subbed out to a company who will do the whole roof in 1 day.We will be putting in a new kitchen,all new flooring to include new carpet and new vinyl click of some sort in the kitchen,remove a chimney,remove a shower and put in a stackable washer dryer hookups,some new drywall,jack up a garage,a couple square of siding,all new paint,fix or more likely replumb everything.I will make out really well doing the complete project,my wife is good at the design work meaning picking flooring,paint colors,determining what kitchen to install,choosing lighting etc.When it is complete it will be listed and sold within a week of listing for a very nice profit and i helped keep the guys working when they would have been laid off and we would have not seen them again so i get them at cost,they are on the books so cost is $30 an hour for the skilled guy which does add up fast but the project is worth it,i am comfortable giving him my credit card etc,i trust him enough that i have sent him to my personal residence to work a few times and that is a lot of trust because very few people i do business with actually know where i live --74.77.xx.xx

Best floor for pets? (by Robert,OntarioCanada [ON]) Posted on: Mar 17, 2023 12:16 AM

If the subfloor is wood then install a Schluter Ditra membrane then install a good quality of porcelain tile which is more labour intensive to install along will cost more where over time under the abuse that occurs in rental homes and rental units the porcelain will outlast all other types of flooring. From experience the porcelain tile lasts easily more then ten years along will only require to grouted. A move out a quick mopping then done. If go into any commercial building then will see porcelain flooring unless a cheap store that uses commercial vinyl tile. With porcelain flooring a lit cigerette or pet mess no problem. What is cheap is not cheap where has to last a long time. View some videos on how to install Schluter Ditra membrane along with installing porcelain flooring where require a wet saw. Best flooring is flooring that is easy to maintain and lasts a long time.

Best floor for pets? (by Robert J [CA]) Posted on: Mar 17, 2023 6:02 AM

We have a Condo/Townhouse property where almost all of the tenants have pets and are away at work most of the day. Even though the makeup of the property is concrete, most of the units were created with engineered hardwood -- now destroyed by urine and poop.

So as a partner, we decided that I could install my flooring of choice in my percentage of units. So I went with tile that looks like laminate 8 x 48 planks. I did not install the tile right over the concrete flooring base. Instead I used Thinset, then the orange rubber mat and then thinset the tile over that. SO the flooring has a softer fell and will not crack. Dog proof, child proof and people idiot proof.,

Best floor for pets? (by Vee [OH]) Posted on: Mar 17, 2023 6:52 AM

Anything that can't absorb liquids which carry the smells and germs - so if you don't like vinyl or varnish that works well on boats I guess you will not be permitting animals. Or the sell story will fit best.

Best floor for pets? (by dino [CA]) Posted on: Mar 17, 2023 12:17 PM


Just curious but what is behind decision to remove chimney and remove shower? I ask because I assume you will not be replacing chimney or shower and will have something else there.

Best floor for pets? (by dino [CA]) Posted on: Mar 17, 2023 12:27 PM


So that was what I was thinking. Go with vinyl and I don't mean click vinyl planks but rather some type of adhering vinyl. I started out many years ago with vinyl squares but got away from them eventually.

Which type of vinyl would you choose if you went with vinyl?

Best floor for pets? (by Ken [NY]) Posted on: Mar 17, 2023 2:36 PM

dino- chimney is not used but sitting in a very weird location in the kitchen so by removing it we can have access to a stretch of wall where we can put more cabinets,we have to remove it all the way up and through the roof but we are replacing the roof anyway so not a problem and it will be removed in a corner of a bedroom so that can be patched and not have a corner of a bedroom with a chimney in it. In the case of the shower there is a full bath upstairs and a 3/4 bath on first floor,no bedrooms on first floor so not likely anyone would use the shower on first floor so we will remove it and be able to get hookups in the bathroom for a stackable washer dryer. It is common in this area to have laundry hookups in the unfinished basement which women tend to hate so if we can get the washer dryer on the first floor that will help to get it sold quickly,i like to have contracts in 7-10 days and things like this make a big difference.House is only about 1200 sq ft so sometimes with the layout you cant do this but in this case it will make a big improvement --74.77.xx.xx

Best floor for pets? (by Sisco [MO]) Posted on: Mar 17, 2023 2:41 PM

I think that you should do everything you can to be assured that 1.) the animals will cause no damage. 2.) should damage occur, you simply email an invoice which will be paid promptly.

The 3 minute in home inspection will tell whether you will likely suffer damages should you approve their application.

Best floor for pets? (by Allym [NJ]) Posted on: Mar 18, 2023 8:59 AM

Noise is always an issue without carpet. Upstairs would hear the downstairs loud voices reverberating. Low pile olefin is what I get. Cleans easily because it doesn't absorb stains or odors and rips up fast. Kitchen should be some kind of vinyl either sheet or tiles. I don't use sheet because if there is bad damage the whole thing has to go. People with pets sometimes like to lock them in the kitchen or put a cage or crate in there on the very cleanable surface. For the carpet, a nice beige or toast color. Suggest tenants can put down their own colorful area rugs if they want.

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