A Landlords Guide To Cost-Effective Carpets

As a landlord, there are so many factors you need to consider before renting out your property. On top of the legal requirements for heating and electrical safety, paired with the strong competition on the market today, the type of flooring you choose is one more thing to tick off your checklist. While it may seem small, making a house look appealing is one way to get tenants quicker – and one’s that you can trust too. Here is the Virtuoso Flooring guide to cost-effective carpets for landlords, that fit your budget and those of potential renters.

Choosing The Best Flooring For Your Rental Property

Before you delve into the carpet shops, you need to establish the right type of flooring for your property. This will depend on several factors – although one of the most important is certainly cost. You also need to take into account:

  • The style and type of property
  • The total size/floor space of the property
  • Who you expect your tenants to be – young families, students, single tenants, etc.

For example, if you’re renting a large period home, you’ll likely want to ensure the flooring stays in keeping with the surrounding architecture. Equally, if you expect to have small children running around the halls of a two-up, two-down detached home, you may want to consider carpet to prevent injury. All of these considerations will help drive you towards the best type of flooring to choose. Here at Virtuoso Flooring, we have a large number of landlord clients who regularly ask us to source high-quality, durable and cost-effective carpets. So, let’s take a look at some of the benefits below.

Benefits Of Carpet In Rented Accommodations

At first glance, carpet may not feel like the most suitable option. After all, with all those fibres, there is an increased need for maintenance and a higher risk of stains if this isn’t followed. However, it is actually one of the most popular and versatile choices available. Carpet can:

  • Make a property feel cosy and homely
  • Help to withhold heat, reducing the household bills for your tenants
  • Reduce noise – especially important

Carpets can help a house feel like a home. It can encourage viewers to sign on the dotted line and help them envision a family space where their kids can grow.

Things To Consider When Choosing A Carpet

There are certain factors you should take into consideration when choosing carpet for your property. Firstly, most landlords understand that the likelihood of a tenant caring for the property as if it were their own is slim. You need to invest in hardwearing, durable and long-lasting options that can withstand rough foot traffic. Consider whether or not you would expect a family with young children to make sure dirty boots are taken off before they enter the property. Or, whether a ‘no shoes upstairs’ rule is necessarily going to be mandatory.

Many landlords opt for carpet in certain rooms – such as bedrooms and living rooms. This helps these relaxing spaces to feel homely without risking excessive damage. On top of location, you should:

  • Choose a carpet with low-pile to help with easy cleaning
  • Opt for synthetic fibres (such as nylon or polypropylene). These have high stain resistance and durability against traffic and heavy furniture
  • A dense carpet will be more durable. Take this into consideration
  • Consider comfort – especially in the bedroom
  • Opt for durable base material – one manufactured from fibre will hold up the longest while foam bases are more comfortable
  • Consider the colour – grey is always a popular and versatile choice while neutral tones allow tenants to put their twist on the property

Best Carpet Options For Rental-Properties

Once you have decided that carpet is the best choice for rooms within your property, here is our suggestion of the best carpet options on the market.

Polypropylene Carpets

High resistance to stains and exceptional durability are just two of the reasons we recommend polypropylene carpets. They are very easy to clean and hold onto their colour well. On top of this, you’ll generally find that they are very cost-effective and offer good value for money – even if you’re carpeting a larger area.

Loop Pile Carpets

These durable carpets have a twisted yard design that creates an even pile surface. If you opt for a low and densely woven loop, you’ll have a carpet that is hard wearing and durable. They are perfect for rooms with high foot traffic, such as landings and hallways, or in homes that allow pets.

High-Density Carpets

Calculated by combining the number of fibres woven in a single area and the weight of each one, denser carpets are more durable. You can get high pile, dense carpets that feel more comfortable underfoot, but they don’t tend to offer the longevity that lower-pile styles do. You want something that will look great through numerous tenants – otherwise, you’ll end up spending more to replace it regularly.

How Can Virtuoso Flooring Help?

With over 20 years of experience in our industry, Virtuoso Flooring has long been providing low-cost and durable carpet options to landlords. From residential through to commercial properties, we offer a wide variety of colours, designs and styles. With our team of specialists, we’re able to match your needs with the right carpet – in terms of colour, durability and stain resistance.

Carpet is such a versatile flooring option that helps bring warmth into a property, protects the flooring underneath and reduces noise pollution for neighbours too. With our help, we’ll find you the best floor that ticks every single box, whether you’re dressing a flat in Longwell Green or a 3-bedroom family home in Peasedown St. John. For more information, book an appointment with us today. Or get in contact with your local Virtuoso Flooring carpet fitter who can schedule a visit to your location for a consultation that includes quotations and our expert advice too. You can also request a callback or contact us on 01225972715.

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