Tile Floor vs. Laminate Floor in Rentals

Don’t do laminate. If you have to do laminate, Lumber liquidators and Floor and Decor Warehouse consistently have the best prices on laminate. But don’t do laminate, do ceramic tile. Don’t do carpet. Why? Read on…

It costs more up front to do tile, but make-ready’s require at most a mopping and sweeping. No stupid truck to come clean carpets. I have 2 condos that have laminate wood, 1 from Lumber Liquidators, the other from Floor and Decor. They have done fine. But again, I do not recommend it because unless you get the stuff rated for kitchen and bath of which the cost-effective stuff isn’t, you can have a very expensive problem with water.

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