Hi all, originally went tiles through my home (bedrooms come in carpet though) but was re-examining due to discontinuation of my tiles as to whether I rechoose a tile colour or switch to vinyl planks. TImber laminate is included i think in the builder's price (so no extra charge) but for switching over to vinyl planks I get the following variation prices: Easyfit vinyl plank in lieu of current main tile selection is $885 Argyle vinyl planks in lieu of current main tile selection is $355 Karndean Loose Lay viny plank in lieu of current main tile selection is $997 The reason for vinyl planks is I understand they're water proof in general, as opposed to timber laminate. I am likely to rent this out after I have lived in it in the short term (if i move interestate etc.) and so figured something water proof was a positive as I imagine tenants aren't as careful as home owners in spills and water??? Any thoughts? Would vinyl planks have more appeal later down the track as a rental? Or are tiles a better choice as it seems alot harder to either a) chip or b) scratch tiles given their nature, at least we never have in our own homes. Does either affect resale value? That and they cost more to add in than my 'included' main tiling package or if i went timber laminate planks.... On a side note for those with rentals do you tend to go the polypropelene style basic carpets and basic foam underlay? My recent visit to see the vinyl planks I got a diff salesmen who believed paying the extra to upgrade to solution dyed nylon carpets - loop pile still, was a better option. First salesmen when i initially did my carpet choices reckoned that carpets get ripped up every few years due to the damage/stuff spilled on it by tenants anyway, so therefore not to waste money on a) thicker/upgraded foam underlay and b) to just stick with polypropelene style carpets? The upgrade to solution dyed nylon carpets would be about $2,000 above and beyond the included carpet range by my builder. Thoughts?