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Buyer’s Guide: Multi-Family Flooring

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The type of flooring you choose for your business can have a big impact, bigger than you may realize, on the clients you get or the renters who are interested in your rental property, for example.

While the bottom-line numbers are always forefront in everyone’s mind, you have to consider both initial costs, for materials and installation, and the cost over time, because not all floors have the same service life.

1. Materials

The first ones that come to mind are the most budget-friendly ones like LVT or Luxury Vinyl Tile. It’s extremely durable and is manufactured today in all kind of different styles, textures, colors, and tile shapes.

You can do exotic inlay or use multiple colors to create something spectacular. LVT is often manufactured using recycled materials, so you could even consider it environmentally friendly as part of your marketing pitch.

There’s also the possibility of linoleum which is very rugged and environmentally friendly because it’s made from linseed oil from flax. It’s easy to clean, softer than a stone floor, which makes it slightly safer for those walking on it, and it’s very trendy.

Something else to consider would be porcelain or ceramic tile. Tile is very classy and super easy to clean. The installation needs to be done well and by professionals, but that’s not a problem if you use professionals in commercial flooring like us.

Maybe you’ll want a softer floor in the bedrooms with some carpeting made with the new Antron fibers that is very easy to clean. You can always have more than one flooring in a rental apartment.

2. Style

Benjamin Moore recently released their color palette recommendations for 2020. These colors include soft grey, soft greens and apparently peach/coral is coming back into fashion.

Whatever you choose, neutrals work best in multi-family rentals. The tenants can use the neutral backdrop to create any design schemes they want. So, tans, taupes and greys are probably safe bets. Your commercial flooring specialist can help you there.

For urban multi-family settings, “industrial chic” is one of the new buzz words. Even if you’re counting your pennies for budget, you can still appeal to the young and upwardly mobile.

If you need flooring for your multi-family rental, the best thing you can do is use a very experienced flooring professional to help you. Commercial flooring professionals will make every step of the process easier. Give us a call today!

We are experts at specifying the right product for your commercial flooring projects. @EagleMatFloors is family owned and operated, providing sales and installation of commercial flooring products to Property Managers and Commercial Building Owners in the Washington DC Metro area for over 35 years. Eagle Mat & Floor Products specializes in renovating facilities in the Corporate, Education, Government, Healthcare, Hospitality, Multi-Family and Public Spaces.

For more information please contact us at (301) 762-2000 or sales@eaglemat.net

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