feature post by Kevin Hotaling, Finest Floors of Brevard
When choosing a floor covering for an investment property, there are many factors to consider. Typically the first concern is cost, followed by durability and then looks. Usually, the least expensive option is carpet. However, carpet generally does not stand up well to the rigors of a rental situation. This means that the landlord usually has to replace the floor covering after every tenant. This also means that the tenant may have to be more careful for fear of not getting their security deposit back. This is where vinyl plank comes in. Here are some of the features of vinyl plank:
1. PVC Construction
2.Durable Vinyl wear layer
3. Glue down installation
Benefits of vinyl plank include
1. Very water resistant
2. Has 10 yr-20 year warranty
3. Damaged plank easily replaced (floor will last longer)
4. Some have “nano silver technology” prohibits mold/mildew growth
5. Ease of maintenance
6. Peace of mind for owner and tenant
Choosing a vinyl plank as your next floor covering would be a wise decision. There would most certainly be a higher up front cost in choosing a vinyl plank (versus a carpet), but the benefits and durability of the plank would negate that cost. The cost of floor covering for that unit over time would be reduced as the need to replace the existing floor covering would also be greatly reduced. Overall, vinyl plank is a great choice for homes as well as rentals because of its durability, ease of maintenance and ease of repair.
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