It takes careful planning to purchase the right carpet for a rental property. The key factors of buying carpet include price, durability and appearance.
Nylon carpets are the best type of carpet for durability in rental properties. It is a strong man-made fibre used in most carpets. Nylon is easy to clean.
Choose a nylon carpet with high-density tufts. The tighter the fibres are packed, the more durable the carpet will be.
Select a plush nylon carpet with fibres of an even height. Plush carpets wear well if taken care of properly.
Choose a neutral-coloured carpet to appeal to most potential tenants. The darker the colour, the easier it will be to hide stains.
Choose a carpet that costs £5 to £7 a yard. Nylon carpets in this price range will last about three to five years.