Landlord advice on flooring
I started a new thread as I did end up buying the house down the street. Bank had said they would close March 24 (originally Feb 24) and then on 26 they said they wanted to close that day and would make an $1800 allowance if it was done that day. We jumped and got it done.
So now we have the house, and I'm getting roofing bids. I know the shingle type I want as State Farm will give a discount for this Class 4 shingle even though it is only a 3 tab.
Now on the flooring, the main part of house is all oak hardwoods in good condition, but they need to be refinished. I can do that. The kitchen has old linoleum under which appears to be hardwoods (might be, might not) but my house 9 houses down did have hardwoods in the kitchen so I'm checking on that.
Here is what I am wondering, if it is hardwoods, I will refinish it. If it is not, I am considering putting down ceramic or porcelein tile in the kitchen and laundry room versus doing linoleum. I know the tile might be more expensive, but I can do it myself. I'm thinking long term that it would last longer than the linoleum. The master bedroom has carpet, should I put in new carpet or put something more durable, like laminate?
Thoughts from landlords who have been there and done that.