48 Apartments for rent in Waikele, HI with Hardwood Floors
Honolulu is the largest city in the world, thanks to the Hawaiian State Constitution, which mandates that any island not designated to a county technically belongs to Honolulu. This means Honolulu extends beyond Oahu to include the other small, uninhabited islands and islets of Hawaii.
The Oahu neighborhood of Waikele is a master-planned community consisting of thousands of homes creating an island paradise. Sitting on the leeward side of Oahu in the city and county of Honolulu, Waikele offers you the palm trees, lush landscaping, and breezy island life that you've been dreaming about. Or at least, we assume that's what you've been dreaming about. You are considering a move to Hawaii, after all. See more
Scoring an apartment with hardwood floors can be a big win for Waikele renters. They`re typically a beautiful addition to your space. They’re also easier to clean and sweep, particularly if you have pets.
However, there are some downsides. Hardwood floors carry sounds. They can also make your apartment noisy for your roommates and downstairs neighbors.
Ask the landlord or property manager about the hardwood floors before signing a lease. Are they actually hardwood or a popular composite alternative? The latter is probably easier to clean and care for than the real thing.
It’s also important to ask about who’s responsible for any damage to the floors and what that entails. Your security deposit could take a hit from scratches, dents, and other damage.
Consider the type of climate you live in. Hardwood floors typically don’t fare well in damp climates full of moisture. Stains and buckling are common in hardwood floors after rain flooding or excessive moisture.
However, hardwood floors can be ideal for dry climates or sunny areas for renters who love the way they look.