Property Management Blog

Hampton Property Management : Carpet Choices for Your Rental

KRS Holdings - Monday, February 29, 2016
  Are you wondering how to cost-effectively spruce up your rental? Install new carpet throughout your apartment or house for rent! With so many different kinds of carpet, however, the search may seem daunting, but you can check out this handy guide from the pros of Hampton property management and narrow down your carpet choices.   Berber carpeting is currently the most popular type of carpeting. This in-demand carpet style has a level loop cut pile, and is often made with thicker yarns for increased durability. Ideal for informal areas, Berber carpet won't show footprints or vacuum tracks. If your tenants have pets, Berber carpet may not be ideal, as a pet's paws may snag on it. Berber is ideal if you want to create a warm, inviting atmosphere in your rental home.   Saxony carpets provide a soft texture for a luxurious feel. These carpets are for low-traffic areas, as they have medium durability and show every footprint and mark from vacuuming.   Frieze carpet offers what the Saxony carpet cannot: a texture that almost completely masks footprints. Known also as twist or trackless carpet, frieze carpet features twisted or curled tufts. These carpets do well in high-traffic areas like stairs or kids' rooms.   Of course, what you choose depends on your budget and sometimes the preferences of your tenants. As any property agent will tell you, keeping your tenants satisfied is an important aspect of tenant retention, so it may be in your best interests to consider your renters' preferences and opinions when making these kinds of choices.