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Flooring Services Outer Banks, NC

Are you a property owner or landlord looking for maintenance to be done in your rental property and home? We understand the importance of upkeep for your second home. A & B Carpet is a local, flooring retail store that provides you with the knowledge and experience needed to make the right decisions in order to take care of your home. We have been servicing the Outer Banks area for over 40 years! Our dedicated staff strives to help you make the right choice. From inspiration to completion, our staff provides assistance every step of the way from in-home consultation, design advice, and professional installation.

Before you settle on a type of flooring, you want to consider the environment this flooring will be in. We all know how flooring can take a beating and abuse from ocean weather so you want to ensure whatever your choice may be, it will last a long time. With that, we have several solid options that you may want to consider. 

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Types of Flooring


When it comes to owning rental property, any type of flooring needs to be able to withstand much more abuse than the usual household. A & B carries several great carpet options for rental property, leaving owners and landlords confident for years. Two big carpet sellers are Resista and Dreamweaver. Resista is most reputable for it's bells and whistles while Dreamweaver is a great, mid-range option made with polyester fibers that hold up well in rentals.

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Vinyl or LVT

Ultimately, you want to protect your investment; although hardwood flooring is beautiful, it isn’t indestructible especially in an environment where flooring may not always be getting the proper care. Vinyl products such as Tarquett, Karndean, or Mohawk are best suited for rental properties due to ease of maintenance, their dazzling rustic wood or stone appearance, waterproof, and adaptability for any level of home. We recommend avoiding click, lock planks and sheet vinyl due to dramatic moisture and temperature fluctuations during off-season rentals.

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Providing durability and longevity, most have forgotten the benefits of laminate; however, it isn't always the best option for folks in the Outer Banks rental world. Its pros make laminate reputable for being durable, affordable, and easy to maintain but it is susceptible to moisture damage. Laminate is typically not our recommended product because it does not expand and contract well during the change of seasons.

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Tile is a popular option in areas that experience high-humidity as well as moisture and comes highly recommended to those second home property owners, particularly porcelain tile flooring. Ceramic tile, however, requires much more care and maintenance which often times is not the best solution in rental situations. We carry Milatzi, Daltile, and Happy Floors which are all beautiful options. Tile can be more costly and time consuming to install.

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Hardwood provides the timeless, classic ambiance in any environment but due to its natural characteristics, it expands and contracts and in a rental home, can be difficult to replace if damaged. Our recommendation is an engineered wood flooring option and pre-finished like Suncrest or U.S Floors. There's no mess and the wood itself is composed of three to five layers making it able to adapt where moisture and temperature changes are prevalent.

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