• Duane Narine

Carpet Versus Hardwood/Laminate Flooring - Get Rid Of Your Carpet ASAP

Updated: Feb 4

Have you ever walked into a hotel room and discover you’re staying in a room with carpeted flooring? I’m sure many of you have. It’s gross or maybe that's just my personal opinion. Doesn’t it make you want to keep your shoes on? Fact of the matter is that no housekeeping team or owner for that matter will be shampooing their carpets after every stay so guests are forced to stay in a property where many germs lay.

Carpet is great for personal housing. It’s warm. It’s cozy. For high traffic properties such a short term rentals it’s absolutely disgusting. If you have carpet in your property then do yourself and your guests a favour and rip it out.

Replace the carpet with either hardwood or even better, durable laminate flooring that comes with lots of colour choices. Your guests will appreciate it. The state of your flooring is going to last much much longer with hardwood or laminate flooring and from a hygiene point of view it’s just the way to go.

It is worth mentioning that your pictures will pop that much more and effectively increase your conversion rate. If you have to shut down your property for a week or so just to do this then that’s fine. You will make the money back easily.

The vacation rental market typically slows down in January and February as do most markets after the Christmas holiday season. Consider those months as the best times to do the necessary repairs in your property to prepare for the busy months ahead.