Flooring for Residential and Commercial Landlords

Posted By on Sep 18, 2013 | 0 comments


By Kevin Yohey

Landlords face a difficult decision when choosing the correct type of carpet for their properties. Whether a residential unit or a commercial unit, one must take into account a couple of factors such as price and durability. Saving a little in the interim may mean having to buy new carpet for their property much sooner than expected. Likewise, selecting the wrong carpet for the type of rental they are offering for the tenants occupying the space may mean buying new carpet much sooner than expected as well.

Typically for a residential rental unit, most landlords must assume that the tenants will not take the same type of quality care that they normally would themselves. Because of this the suggested type of carpet to be installed would be builder-grade nylon or Smartstrand fiber. Because of the low cost ($2.00-$3.00 per foot installed) these products can cover more square footage for a cheaper out-of-pocket cost. Both products have the same durability, however the newer Smartstrand fiber does have a superior stain and soil feature that may allow for multiple tenants if cleaned properly. Typically one can expect these products to last 3-5 years in most rental situations.

Typically for a residential rental unit, most landlords must assume that the tenants will not take the same type of quality care that they normally would themselves.

In regards to commercial landlords, most usually follow the lead of the residential landlords with a few minor differences. More times than not commercial carpet products are made of either Olefin (Polypropylene) or Nylon. Olefin based products give a good wear durability and can start much lower in terms of price ($2.25-$3.25) for a builder-grade quality. One can expect this type of builder-grade quality to last in the 3-5 year range.

For a low traffic business Olefin would be a nice economical selection for while a high volume business would be wiser going with a Nylon that would show less traffic over time..

Nylon products are exceptional for durability and will typically cost about $1.00 per foot more on average but may last an additional 2-3 years.  The decision of what type of yarn to use will need to be made based the type of business that will be run in the location being rented. For a low traffic business Olefin would be a nice economical selection for while a high volume business would be wiser going with a Nylon that would show less traffic over time.

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