Laminate Thickness for Rental Properties

Old 02-13-08, 01:10 PM
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Laminate Thickness for Rental Properties

I plan on rehabbing old row houses as rental properties and would like to install laminate flooring throughout. Considering that these tenants could put some wear and tear on them, what minimum thickness should I be considering. I'm trying to balance cost with durability, so for example would 6mm be too thin but then 8mm be too expensive?

And since the laminate that I'm looking at will come with a warranty, does that throw the durability factor out the window?
Old 02-13-08, 02:58 PM
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I'd go cheap. The tenants are typically going to damage the floor to the extent that you have to replace it a lot more often than you would in your own home, so I don't believe durability is going to be as big a factor.
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Here we have a difference of opinion... I'd avoid the laminates altogether! If you want wood floors in the properties - put in the real deal... It's a lot cheaper down the road to resand/stain/seal - than replace that crappy laminate.

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