Real estate investors: Why epoxy flooring is the smart choice for rental properties

When choosing a flooring system for a rental property, landlords need to consider different criteria. Rental homes often sustain more wear and tear, and some tenants may not take care of the property in the same way a homeowner would.

The goal of any rental property is to get a profitable return on investment, and replacing a failed or neglected flooring system can be a costly task, eating into any income the property generates.

If you’re a property investor who is concerned about the cost of replacing or repairing floors when a tenant moves out, read on to discover one of the best flooring options for your rental property that will both provide hassle-free maintenance and enable faster property turnovers when the tenants change.

Tenants will put your flooring to the test

Durability is the buzzword when deciding on the best flooring for a rental property. Your tenants will put your floor through its paces, so you’ll want a long-lasting floor that won’t need to be replaced each time the property is rented.

Epoxy flooring offers a hard-wearing flooring solution for areas such as kitchens, bathrooms, and utility rooms. Unlike a tiled floor, an epoxy alternative will not chip or crack or need to be regrouted. Epoxy is also nonporous, which means there are no seams or joints for water to penetrate. This makes epoxy flooring ideal for shower rooms or kitchens where there is a risk of water ingression.

Epoxy flooring is easy to maintain

Epoxy flooring is a low-maintenance flooring solution that does not require waxing, oiling, or buffing. Many tenants will not perform preventative maintenance on the floors in a rental property, which leaves the real estate investor with the task of maintaining the floor during vacant periods.

Everlast® Epoxy flooring makes it easy for tenants to maintain; simply use our Everlast® cleaning solution and a squeegee to keep the flooring in great condition. No fuss, no hassle, and no back-breaking scrubbing or mopping.

A safe and healthy flooring option

A responsible real estate investor should have the safety of their tenants in mind when considering all areas of a rental property. Everlast® Epoxy flooring has a textured surface—thanks to the marble chips used in its construction—that provides a nonabrasive, antislip surface. 

It is a safer option than tiles or wooden flooring, which can become very slippery, especially when wet, and could result in a costly lawsuit if a tenant has a fall.

Everlast® Epoxy flooring also benefits from EPA-registered antimicrobial properties, which penetrate every layer of the floor and protect it from bacteria, mildew, and fungi. It also repels bad odors, making any rental property a healthier home for its occupants.

An attractive, modern flooring choice

When considering the flooring options for a rental property, it’s important to choose flooring that is aesthetically pleasing to the eye. After all, your tenants will have to live with the flooring daily, so it’s important to choose a floor that is both modern and attractive.

Everlast® Epoxy flooring comes in a range of over fifty colors. There are neutral options to suit an unfurnished property—as the color will work with whatever furniture the tenant has. For a statement flooring that can act as a selling point for prospective tenants, choose a dramatic red, blue, or green. If you want to present a modern, minimalist vibe, we think our Cool Grey shade could perfectly fit the bill.

Fast, easy installation—no downtime between tenants

Replacing the floor of a vacant property is costly, time consuming, and messy. Epoxy flooring is different. Once the flooring has been installed, it can be walked on in just 24 hours. 

Everlast® Epoxy flooring is designed to be both adhesive and flooring in one. It forms a bond with the surface it is installed over and can be laid over most properly prepared existing floors with ease.

Replace the floors of a rental property with Everlast® Epoxy

For real estate investors who are looking for the best flooring option for rental properties, epoxy flooring is a hard-wearing and hygienic solution. The easy-to-clean surface will stand the test of time and still look great years later—without any fuss or heavy maintenance.

If you are thinking about investing in a new flooring system for a rental property, epoxy flooring wins out every time. Visit our website or contact us today for free samples and a no-obligation quotation.