The company contacted us in regards to a solution for vinyl flooring. It was a property manager, who owned well over 100,000 apartment units.
The company that contacted us in regards to a solution for vinyl flooring was a property manager, who owned well over 100,000 apartment units in properties scattered over multiple United States metropolitan markets. The company had a problem. They had embarked on a program to replace the carpet and pad in the living and dining room areas of existing apartment units with vinyl plank (LVT) flooring.
They had started this initiative for two primary reasons:
- one was to give a more modern look to existing properties
- but more importantly, they had done a life-cycle cost analysis of carpet versus vinyl flooring. This study revealed vinyl plank flooring was a much lower cost alternative, over its longer anticipated lifespan.
The problem they encountered with their early conversions was that the tenants in the downstairs units, below the units converted to vinyl flooring, were complaining about hearing almost every footstep of their upstairs neighbours.