Best Hard Wearing Flooring for Rental Properties

Dark Thermo Brushed and Oiled in Living Room
Dark Thermo Oak - This colour is all the way through the Oak

Best hard wearing flooring for rental properties

When choosing flooring for a rental property, there are a few things you need to keep in mind. You want something that is durable, easy to clean, and low-maintenance. You also want something that will look good and make your guests feel comfortable.

You can be bold for a short term rental property, an eye catching design is a strong seller, and if guests are only staying for a visit or holiday you can be adventurous.

Economics are going to play a part to enable a return on your investment, so balance the estimated longevity and durability when deciding.

Urbane living have a long history in advising and supplying for rental and short lets with a large range of hard wearing flooring to suit budget and decor.

Suggested flooring for rental properties:

  • Sisal carpets are natural, hardwearing and look great in photos. Use a bright day for images to give a summery or coastal open feel. They can stain so keep to stairs and bedrooms and go for mid to darker colours. 
  • Oak flooring with a natural finish or a stain that is easy to maintain, i.e. Osmo White, Limed Oak Floor or raw effect. Hard Wax Oil finishes are good but do require an application of maintenance oil every couple of years. An aged look is ideal as wear and tear will blend in over time.
  • If you want a darker floor consider a Smoked Oak or Thermo Oak as the colour goes all the way through the floor. The costs are higher but you will get longer use and may well make economic sense. Rustic grade is the lower cost but often gives great character.  
Dark Pitcairn Oak Chevron Wood Flooring
Pitcairn Oak Chevron

Here are some additional tips for choosing flooring for letting properties:

  • Consider the traffic level in each room. For rooms with high foot traffic, you will want to choose a more durable flooring option.
  • Think about the cleaning requirements. Some flooring options are easier to clean than others.
  • Choose a flooring that will complement the décor of your rental property.
  • Get professional installation. This will ensure that the flooring is installed correctly and that it will last for years to come.

By following these tips, you will chhose the best hard wearing flooring for rental properties. This will help to keep your property looking top quality and make your guests feel comfortable.

Photography tips for advertising your new decor

  • Wait until your new flooring is installed and rooms are completely furnished before taking photos.
  • You should show a clean well maintained property to ensure trust in your business.
  • Take photos diagonally across rooms or from a low angle to give a sense of space.
  • Wait for a bright day. Turn on lights if there is too much shadow.
  • De clutter as you go. It’s important to give a homely feel, but move all unnecessary items out of the way.