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Rental property flooring: the best choices

Tax time is on the horizon!

For those with rental properties, it makes sense at this time of year to consider what tax-deductible upgrades are needed to ensure your asset continues to deliver the best returns for you.

When it comes to investing in the best flooring for your rental, we’ve done the thinking for you!

Keep in mind when choosing fresh floor coverings that you don’t know who will be living there in the future – will it be a family with young kids, a single person with pets, or an elderly couple?

Dealing with this unknown means playing it safe with cost effective, durable floor coverings is the best bet.

3 Key Considerations

Easy care

When caring for your flooring isn’t up to you, select what’s easiest to care for. While many tenants will treat your home as if it’s their own, most of us are time poor, making floor coverings that require specific cleaning regimes or products less than ideal.


How much to invest? This is a key question as you balance not spending too much with guaranteeing you get the highest rental return you can by creating exceptional aesthetic appeal to attract the right tenants.

As an investor, it’s also pertinent to think about quality, so you can maximise your resale value if you decide to sell.

Waterproof / scratch / dent resistance

Along with easy care, selecting flooring that won’t easily be damaged – and, therefore, need replacing too quickly – is critical. In a perfect world, your rental property floor coverings will be waterproof, and scratch and dent resistant to withstand any type of tenant.

Top 3 Flooring Picks

Vinyl Flooring

Vinyl flooring is a godsend for rental properties because it’s resilient, affordable and looks smart.

It’s water-resistant (so it’s ideal for all areas of the house, but particularly the bathroom and laundry), doesn’t require fancy cleaning products, is hard wearing (thanks to its firm core), and is low allergy (great for any tenant).

Hybrid Flooring

This 100% waterproof flooring option blends vinyl with laminate, delivering a lovely hardwood look, all with lower maintenance requirements!

Hybrid flooring is also less likely to warp and wear because its limestone composite core board is nice and rigid. Better still – it’s scratch and stain resistant, as well as odour-proof.

It can even help with noise proofing, making it perfect for units and apartments.


A hard wearing polypropylene loop pile carpet is an excellent selection for rental properties.

It’s very affordable, extremely hard wearing, and easy to clean as it does not absorb liquid. It’s highly stain resistant and doesn’t fade easily so is even a good choice for bedrooms and play spaces.

Importantly, it’s also a quality option that looks great.

At Parrys, we can help your rental property flooring selection journey, so drop in and see us today.

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Ian Minotti

About Ian Minotti

Ian is a renowned floor covering expert in product knowledge and installation. He is specialized in all types of floor coverings for many years and his knowledge in the industry is exceptional. Feel free to ask Ian any floor covering question you may have.

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