Investing in property can be an exciting and profitable venture and there are many steps investors can take to renovate their property to the highest possible standard – to add value and increase the overall rental yield without running the risk of overcapitalising. Flooring is a great place to start, as this is one of the first design elements of a home people notice as they walk through the door. We’ve put together our Investor Package to make it easier for you to choose the perfect product.
Carpet Court's Investor Package
Australians invest in property in order to create wealth, so making informed decisions when upgrading your investment property is important. Whether you are flipping properties or creating a property portfolio for long term investment, key areas for increasing capital value include updating the kitchen, bathroom or household flooring. While Carpet Court is not in the business of kitchen or bathroom renovations – aside from the floors of course – we’re certainly keen to make your flooring upgrade projects as easy as they can be.
If you’re updating the flooring in your investment property, you’re looking for resilient, durable, aesthetically pleasing and economical products – and you don’t want to spend endless hours doing so. At Carpet Court we recognise the significant impact flooring has on the visual appeal of a property, but we also understand that your time is precious. With this in mind we’ve created our Investor Package to make it quicker and easier to select the ideal flooring product for your investment property.
Carpets vs floating floors
While the thought of installing new carpets into a rental property may be illogical to some, advancements in modern manufacturing techniques have created durable, hardwearing yet soft carpets with remarkable resistance to spills and stains, crushing and even fading. Durable synthetic fibres such as polypropylene, triexta and solution dyed nylon are cost effective options for rental properties as they are resilient and easy to clean while being hard to tell visually apart from luxurious wool.
Carpets are warm and comfortable with great insulative properties which means they are appealing to older tenants and tenants with very young families. On the other hand, hardwood floating floors are hygienic, easy to clean, highly resilient and have a sleek, modern look popular with singles, couples and families with pets. So when deciding between carpets and floating floors consider who your tenants are likely to be.
The benefits of modern carpets
Families love neutral, mid-tone or dark colours and easy-to-clean fibres, so we suggest carpets such as Audition in ‘Cyber Grey’ or Illusion in ‘Starlight’. Audition in Cyber Grey offers a contemporary textured loop pile in a colour-fast, anti-soil synthetic fibre creating the appearance, texture and feel of natural wool for a budget-friendly price.
Illusion is manufactured in a resilient twist pile from high-performing solution dyed nylon fibres designed to provide a soft feel while being incredibly durable. The mid-grey tones of Starlight are neutral, fashionable and resistant to fading, soiling and staining for many years of beautiful flooring.
The appeal of sleek floating floors
Easily installed floating floors are a popular, value-adding flooring solution with wide appeal. They are hygienic, easily-cleaned and hardwearing making them suitable for any investment property. Floating floors allow tenants to stamp their individuality on the home with the use of their own floor rugs, which also protect your investment. If your rental property will be pet-friendly, floating floors are a cleaner option than carpet.
For all-round, superior and long-lasting performance we recommend the 100% waterproof multi-layer hybrid flooring products Sunlite and Aqua-Tuf.
Sunlite hybrid flooring is designed with sun-proof and fade-proof technology, ideal for environments where the harsh Australian sun is prevalent. Sunlite resists the damaging effects of extreme temperature swings while being 100% waterproof and scratch resistant making it a hard to damage surface and therefore an ideal choice for rental properties.
Aqua-Tuf hybrid floors are tough as nails, delivering the ultimate resistance to spills, stains, water, dents and scratches which renders them perfect for investment properties. Aqua-Tuf can be laid in any room of the house, including bathrooms and laundries so they are a cost-effective option if you are reflooring the entire home.