Just got a rental unit back that has been through 2 tenants and a total time frame of just under 2 years total. The unit has all 3 of the most popular floor coverings installed and thus were subject to pretty much the same abuse… Kitchen area is Laminate, living room area is vinyl sticky tiles installed with extra spray adhesive, hall way and bedrooms are carpet. I didn’t plan this layout but in hind sight I can’t think of a better test for flooring durability!
Carpet: pretty much shot, deep stains that will not clean given the best carpet cleaner in the world, will likely get by one more tenant due solely to allowing pets but really needs replaced!
Tiles: Held up reasonably well, several holes in a few tiles and a couple have been pulled up, my box of replacement tiles has been used for another purpose (unknown to me) and I’ve got to try to match the tiles or hopefully have a few in storage otherwise I’m going to have to replace the flooring within a year and can’t pass section 8 rental inspections as of now.
Laminate: no visible damage what so ever. sweep, mop, rent…
There is one small hole in a wall and the Mini blinds along with some of the molding are shot but for about $50-75 I can replace these items if needed in order to rent the unit. Carpet cleaning will run $60+ and the results will be WAY less than satisfactory… I could go into more detail but I’m going to try to let pictures tell the rest of the story, tear it apart, ask questions, lets have some fun with this one. =)
PS: also added a picture of a sink & countertop that was redone with the stoneflec spray paint, it looks extremely sharp! Cell phone picture doesn’t do it justice but I think I may have stumbled on an answer to the nasty trashed sink sets for less than $10.