177 Apartments for rent in DuPont, WA with Hardwood Floors
The DuPont Company established a town in 1906 as a means to support the community of workers and their families that were employed at the company powder factory. Resident families who first moved to the area colloquially dubbed the community "The Village."
DuPont's roots extend deep into the history of Washington State and the development of our fledgling nation. When the British-owned Hudson's Bay Company initially arrived in the northwest territory in the early 1830s, they established Fort Nisqually in what is now DuPont, Washington. The trade center operated for several decades exchanging furs, agriculture and other northwest goods across the developing United States. The Hudson's Bay Company is still in operation today-350 years after its founding-and the company is active in parts of the northern U.S. and Canada. The Powder Works Explosives factory facilitated the growth of the area, and the town eventually developed into the historic city it is today.
The DuPont Museum is located in this first planned community, and is a popular attraction for visitors. The Museum features award-winning displays of early northwest life, and proudly shares its history and recent recognition of being added to the National Register of Historic Places, where it remains the only company town in Washington State with nearly all of its original 110 historic homes intact. Amidst its homes are 19th-century amenities that seem commonplace in modern-day neighborhoods, as well. These include a general store, a hotel, club house, walking trails, and parks that were all added into the original planning for the community. See more
Scoring an apartment with hardwood floors can be a big win for DuPont 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.