603 Apartments for rent in East St. Louis, IL with Hardwood Floors
"I walked all the way from East Saint Louis. /I never had but that one, one thin dime. /I laid my head in a New York woman's lap. /She laid her little cute head in mine." (- Blind Willie McTell, "East St Louis Blues")
The city of East St. Louis, IL, has a rich musical history. It's been home to some awesome blues and jazz musicians, including bebop pioneer Miles Davis and ragtime blues legend Blind Willie McTell. Even Tina Turner began her career singing in the nightclubs of East St. Louis. You might not experience the same international success as Tina after you spend an evening crooning at the karaoke, but you can still have a great night out in the legendary blues and jazz clubs that still exist here. See more
Scoring an apartment with hardwood floors can be a big win for East St. Louis 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.