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Ceramic Tile Floors Inside and Painted Porch Floors – Do’s and Dont’s

Today we are doing a short blog on a couple of do’s and dont’s (our opinion) when turning over a unit or even buying a rental.

The first one is in Michigan ceramic tile floors just don’t go over real well in every room of the house. We find them great for entry ways or bathrooms but that is about it.  I understand that in Arizona and Texas they are everywhere throughout the home. Here in Michigan we just don’t see a whole lot of them throughout the home. This rental we are at today for instance was purchased with tile floors and as you can see behind me the tile floors just tend to crack and then you end up replacing certain tiles.  Maybe the cause of the cracking was poor craftsmanship with installing them or the fact they were installed in a home built in the early 1900’s.  Trying to find them to match over the years just doesn’t go over real well either.  So we suggest not buying with tile floors throughout, especially in heavy traffic areas or areas as large as family rooms and dining rooms.

The second thing we are talking about today is painting porch floors. In this home we have a covered porch floor that hadn’t been painted in a while and it did not look that great. We took the time to give it a new paint job and it ends up looking nice especially when you walk in the front door as a first impression on the home you are trying to rent. . I’ll show you the area we have not painted yet, which is the steps. This gives you a good before and after idea.

These are just a couple of things to keep in mind and look out for when turning over a unit or purchasing a new rental property. Thank you for reading or watching this blog, Access Property Management Group.