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Choose Laminate Wood Flooring for a Rental Property

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    LESLIE: Brian in New York needs some help with a flooring choice. What can we do for you?

    BRIAN: Hi, thanks for taking my call.

    LESLIE: Our pleasure.

    BRIAN: I own an old house in Brooklyn. It’s a row house, two-family. It was my grandfather’s house. Now what happened was the tenant finally moved out after, I guess, 20-something years and there was an old rug on it. When I took the rug up, the floor underneath is pretty shot. So I’m looking to put in a hardwood floor and there’s so many new choices now between solid all the way to laminate. And I was just thinking what is the most durable, easy – I’m going to do it myself. It’s about 600 square feet so I know the prices are very different. I just want to get …

    TOM: Brian, are you going to rent this or are you going to live in the house?

    BRIAN: Oh, no, it’s a rental.

    LESLIE: Laminate.

    TOM: Alright – yeah. If it’s a rental, we’re going to recommend the most indestructible product out there, which is laminate floor. Now, laminate floor is not really wood; yet the laminate floor today, though, it looks so good it easily can be construed as wood.

    BRIAN: Right.

    TOM: We would recommend laminate floor because it’s very, very durable stuff. You want to buy a good quality-grade laminate. You absolutely can install it yourself. Most of it is click-together or lock-together. You can get patterns that look like old wooden floors. You can get patterns that look like tile. You know, whatever you want it’s out there.

    LESLIE: Mm-hmm.

    TOM: But if it’s a rental property, I definitely would not use a natural material.

    LESLIE: (overlapping voices) Oh, good Lord no.

    TOM: I would not use engineered. (clears throat) I wouldn’t use solid. I would definitely use laminate.

    BRIAN: OK, great. Thanks a lot for your help.

    TOM: You’re welcome. Good luck with that project. Thanks so much for calling us at 888-MONEY-PIT.

One thought on “Choose Laminate Wood Flooring for a Rental Property

  1. Before owning a property, we should first worried about the constructions and flooring selection. Mostly people are choosing laminate wood flooring, it requires less maintenance and repair and easily replaced. So the importance of laminate flooring is rapidly increasing in several communities. Due to its beneficial features, it gains popularity day by day. We can get more facts about hardwood flooring from this below link. Thanks

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