At Floor Coverings International of Madison, we approach every job knowing that each and every client has his or her own special needs and desires. Whether it’s a large-scale commercial project or a small vacation cabin, we always tailor our planning and execution based on the special demands of the job. In honor of this, we’ve put together a list of some of the best options for rental properties to help you make some considered decisions on what might be best for your investment. Read on to find out what you should keep in mind when choosing a gorgeous new flooring option for your rental property, and make sure to contact Floor Coverings International of Madison for your free in-home estimate!

Think About Property Value

Like any other investment, the value of your property will play a large role in dictating how much capital is worth putting into your new floor covering. For instance, in a high-end rental property, a solid hardwood floor is always a great choice. Consider an option such as solid oak or white birch if you’re hoping to match the high-end value of your property, and avoid options such as laminate or luxury vinyl. If, however, your rental property is more of a mid-range home, you should think about options that give off the feeling of luxury without the price tag of more traditionally expensive flooring options. In this case, engineered hardwood is a perfect choice, as can be cork or bamboo flooring. Like any investment, you’ll want to match what you’re putting into the property with the relative overall value.

Consider Options That Require Less Maintenance

Although you’ll be required to keep up on general maintenance in a home you’re renting out, you can diminish the se requirements by making smart choices at the onset. When it comes to flooring, there are some options that tend to handle wear better than others, as well as types of flooring that demand less maintenance over time. For instance, concrete floors actually need to be resealed fairly often, so although they can be inexpensive to install and set up you may end up spending more time in the long run than you’d like. On the other hand, laminate flooring tends to hold up well without needing much yearly maintenance, making it a great fit for many rental homes.

Most Importantly, Respect Your Home’s Architecture and Style

This rule isn’t just applicable to rental homes, yet it is still important to emphasize: whenever you’re choosing a new flooring option, make sure to consider the overall look of your home and neighborhood. For instance, if you have a property in Mid Century neighborhood, you’ll want to choose flooring that is appropriate for that look, such as hardwood or engineered hardwood. Similarly, if you’re working with a traditional craftsman, go with flooring such as carpet that will reflect the overall look. Not only will your tenants be happy to live in a composed space, but you’ll be less likely to have to make a change down the road.


At Floor Coverings International of Madison, we make sure to tailor every project to the needs of our customers. Contact us today if you’re interested in finding out more about the incredible products we have on offer, and get started on realizing your perfect dream home.