If you’re a landlord and you’re looking for a carpet for your rental property, there are a number of factors to consider. Covering the entire space for your tenant, your choice of carpet can greatly impact the overall look, feel and durability of the space.

It’s important to strike the right balance between style and functionality, so here are some tips on what to think about when making your decision.

What Carpet Material Should You Choose?

Durability and ease of maintenance are top priority when it comes to rental property carpets. Here are the most common types of carpet materials:

  • Nylon: Nylon is one of the best choices for rental properties because it’s stain resistant, avoids wear and tear, and is exceptionally durable so it’s ideal for high traffic areas. With its wide availability of styles and colours, it’s a stylish choice too.
  • Polyester: Although not as durable as nylon, polyester carpets are much softer underneath your feet and they have more vibrant colour options. Similar to nylon, they are resistant to stains and fading, so they are also a great pick for rental properties.
  • Polypropylene (Olefin): One thing that sets polypropylene carpets apart from the others is that it’s a more affordable option. In addition to stain and fading resistant, this material is also moisture resistant, so is very low maintenance. However, it is not as durable as the nylon or polyester in the long run.

What Colour Carpet Should You Choose for a Rental Property?

Once you’ve chosen your carpet material, it’s time to pick the colour of your carpet. Consider these following factors when making your decision:

  • Neutrals: Beige, tan, or light grey are versatile and timeless, so will help your tenants feel at home straight away. They provide a blank canvas that complements other interior design styles; however, their paler tones mean they are more susceptible to spills and stains.
  • Darker Tones: Deep browns, dark purples or charcoal grey carpets can add a touch of elegances and sophistication to a space. However, they may wear more prominently and also show dirt, therefore requiring more frequent cleaning.
  • Patterned or Flecked: Whether it’s flecked with colours or patterned with textures, this style of carpet can help camouflage dirt and stains as well as add visual interest to the room. Beware of choosing overwhelming designs though, as this may put off your tenants.

Additional Carpet Choosing Tips for Landlords

  • Assess Traffic Levels: Choose carpets with higher durability for high-traffic areas like hallways and living rooms and less durable ones for low-traffic areas like bedrooms.
  • Budget Considerations: Although it’s important for you to choose quality, comfort and style, your decision has to align with your financial budget and constraints too.
  • Professional Carpet Cleaners: To ensure regular maintenance and making sure your rental property’s carpet is always in tip-top shape for your tenants, choose a professional carpet cleaning company to help, during tenancy or end of tenancy.

Pinpoint Homes deliver an extensive and professional carpet cleaning service, including upholstery, straight to your door. We have the ability to effectively remove various types of contaminants, stains and smells from your carpets and rugs, so your flooring will feel fresher for longer.

Get in touch with us today to discuss your requirements and we’d be more than happy to help!

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