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If you think cheap flooring and new carpet will last post-lease, think again! When upgrading your rental property’s flooring, it’s critical that you consider a few factors to attract the right renter at the right price while increasing the long-term value of your home. The key to increasing the resale value of your home while renting, however, is to protect your investment while in the hands of a renter who lacks the same level of attachment as you.
Real estate has always been one of the better investments you can make, especially if you know when/where to buy and when to sell. So, until it’s the right time to sell, many homeowners will lease or rent their second home or property to offset mortgage costs until they’re ready to put it on the market.
In order to attract renters or lessees, there’s a simple rule of thumb to follow: upgrade your rental home with tile or flooring that would also attract you. The difference is – you’re shopping for tile or flooring that doesn’t have to meet the expectations that your dream home would have. With any rental, you want something aesthetically-pleasing and durable. Durability is as important as beauty because renters do not have the same level of care or concern for your property. By purchasing something durable, your investment will withstand the short-term wear and tear of a renter while maintaining the long-term ROI that prompted you to make the home upgrade in the first place.
Below are some tile flooring choices that are beautiful and durable as well as affordable:
(Turin Series 8×32 Porcelain Wood-Look tiles (left) and Monte Carlo 12×24 Matte Porcelain tiles available at Stone Tile Liquidators)
(Tuscany Chateaux Travertine Versailles Pattern (left) and Silver Travertine 3″ Hexagon Mosaic available at Stone Tile Liquidators)
(Crema Marfil Premium Polished 24×24 Marble tiles (left) and Ostrich Grey Gauged 12×24 Quartzite tiles available at Stone Tile Liquidators)
(*Note: As some of the pictured products above are new and have not yet been uploaded to our website, we suggest calling in at 1.877.770.TILE to learn more about them!*)
Despite the agreements that you may have with most renters or lessees, no one will protect your investment to the degree that you will. That’s why you have to take the necessary steps to not only attract a worthy lessee but to protect your property from that very lessee.
Do not take any chances with your home prior to its rental period; tile it with a flooring material like porcelain that you know will withstand any variable or element. Plus, it’s easy-to-clean so it’ll be showroom ready once you’re ready to sell. In real estate, one should always be ready and a smart flooring purchase will allow that, both short-term and long-term.
If you have questions about our store’s extensive selection of natural stone tile, natural stone slabs, porcelain tile, glass tile and mosaic tile, call Stone Tile Liquidators: 1.877.770.TILE or contact us via email.
If you’re located in Northern Virginia, visit our Fairfax, VA tile showroom and shop our affordable natural stone tiles and slabs as well as our marble, porcelain, glass and mosaic tile selection. Receive expert advice from our friendly staff as our showroom pricing is exactly the same as our online store. You’ll even save on shipping costs when applicable!