As a landlord, you have a lot of decisions to make for your property. The choice of carpets is arguably the most important decision for your property. Carpets have to put up with a lot of wear and tear and are used day in and day out, so it is vital that you make the right choice when it comes to carpets.
Why Should Landlords Carefully Consider Their Carpets?
As a landlord, the carpet choices you make for your property are ones that you will have to live with. Unlike paint and furniture, carpets are not so easy to change, and you certainly don’t want to be changing your carpets every time you change tenants. Although many landlord carpets tend to be dull and cheap, with many landlords choosing to change them after every tenant, you should consider something a little more durable.
By going for a more durable carpet in the first instance, you will save yourself a lot of money in the long run. This is especially important to remember if you have students for tenants, as they may be messier than others. By finding a durable, long lasting carpet will keep your property fresher, cleaner and more attractive for longer. Not only will this attract more potential tenants, but it will also keep your current tenants happy!
Choosing the Right Carpets for Letting
You will be well aware that your carpets are susceptible to a lot of wear and tear due to constant traffic in and out of your property. With this in mind, durability should be the number one factor you consider when selecting carpets for your property. From stain proof carpets to carpets which are easy to clean, these are all things to consider when finding the perfect, durable carpet for your property.
While durability is vital when it comes to carpets for letting, the appearance is also something you should consider. Though the appearance of your carpet is not vital, you may wish to select a relatively neutral, inoffensive carpet for your rental property. However, when it comes to selecting your carpet, darker tends to be better. We tend to recommend dark brown or grey carpets for rental properties as they are both neutral and dark enough to disguise any spills your carpet may face. While lighter carpets may initially be more attractive, they will make any spills and stains much more visible, and you will need to replace your carpet far more frequently. Additionally, you should consider finding a carpet which contains a blend of colours, again this means that stains are more disguised by your carpet.
When it comes to the material of your carpet, polypropylene is a great choice. Polypropylene carpets are pretty stain resistant as well as hard wearing, so it is ideally suited to rental properties.
In the long run, opting for a higher quality, durable, neutral coloured carpet will save landlord carpets from becoming dirty and unacceptable. By choosing the right landlord carpets in the first place, you will save yourself money in the long run.
Landlord Carpets from Joe Walker’s Flooring
Are you looking for the perfect carpets for your rental property? Joe Walker’s Flooring has the stain resistant, durable and attractive carpets landlords have been looking for. Get in touch or visit our store room to find out about our excellent carpets for landlords.