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Last updated October 22 at 3:09 AM

610 Apartments for rent in Fife, WA with Hardwood Floors

Scoring an apartment with hardwood floors can be a big win for Fife renters. They`re typically a beautiful addition to your space. They’re also easier to clean and sweep, particular... Read Guide >
Bella Sonoma Apartment Homes Photo Gallery 1
Verified
10 Units Available
Bella Sonoma Apartment Homes
2301 62nd Ave E, Fife, WA 98424
Fife
1 Bedroom
$1,778
733 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,214
971 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,537
1385 sqft
Last updated October 21 at 11:04 PM
Enjoy the convenience of in-unit laundry when you're not gazing at the view of Mt. Rainier from your private balcony or patio. Take I-5 for an easy trip to Seattle.
Pointe East Photo Gallery 1
Verified
2 Units Available
Pointe East
2524 62nd Ave E, Fife, WA 98424
Fife
2 Bedrooms
$1,650
973 sqft
Last updated October 21 at 11:02 PM
Furnished units feature a refrigerator, microwave, dishwasher, ceiling fan, in-unit laundry and a fireplace. Wheelchair accessible, pet friendly, guest parking, state-of-the-art fitness center and clubhouse.
Revive Photo Gallery 1
Verified
4 Units Available
Revive
2341 58th Ave E, Fife, WA 98424
Fife
1 Bedroom
$1,648
576 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,832
864 sqft
Last updated October 21 at 8:48 PM
Newly renovated community offers stainless steel appliances, wood-burning fireplace, garbage disposal and washer/dryer in unit. Features include fitness center, swimming pool, BBQ area and 24-hour maintenance.
3875 62nd Avenue East Photo Gallery 1
1 Unit Available
3875 62nd Avenue East
3875 62nd Avenue East, Fife, WA 98424
Fife
3 Bedrooms
$3,125
2305 sqft
Last updated October 22 at 1:35 AM
Welcome home to this rare find in the desirable Saddle Creek neighborhood! High ceiling entryway leads you to the open floor plan layout of the formal dining, living room and kitchen with SS appliances. Brand new carpeting throughout, and hardwood floors in entryway, kitchen and breakfast nook. The master bedroom features master suite with 5 pc bathroom and a large walk-in closet. Two more bedrooms, laundry room, additional walk-in closet and a large bonus room that may be used as add'l bedroom/office/play room/gym, make this beautifully appointed home a dream! Fully fenced-in back yard and patio! Apply today at Pathlightmgt.com! Two year lease term with no increase. Professionally managed by Pathlight Property Management, the exclusive property manager for Home Partners of America, offering excellent customer service, 24/7 emergency maintenance service, online application and payments, and pet-friendly options. HOA occupancy restrictions may apply. We care about your health and safety as well as the community during the COVID-19 crisis. Even when using a self-showing option, please comply with all local directives and orders aimed at reducing exposure. When touring any home, please take necessary precautions with frequently touched surfaces and objects (for example, counters, light switches, doorknobs and cabinet handles) to help reduce the potential spread of covid-19, per measures recommended at www.cdc.gov To make your move-in smooth, trash, sewer, and water services are maintained in the owner’s name and are available at the time of move-in. A utility service charge will be charged monthly, along with a one-time fee; all other utilities, such as electricity and gas, need to be maintained in the resident’s name. To better serve our residents, Pathlight is pet-friendly with some breed restrictions and monthly fees; deposits may apply. To ensure the best care for your HVAC system and, in turn, the air quality in your home, a monthly $15 fee for bi-monthly filter service applies. Broker participation welcome, so please contact your leasing agent for more information. For additional information on our application process and lease fees, please visit our online help center. Advertised rental prices and promotions are subject to change at any time. The information contained herein has been obtained through sources deemed reliable but cannot be guaranteed as to its accuracy. Any information of special interest should be verified with Pathlight Property Management. **ALERT: If you see an ad for this home on Craigslist, please notify leasemarketing@pathlightmgt.com. We do not advertise any of our homes on Craigslist and it is likely fraud.** This property allows self guided viewing without an appointment. Contact for details.
908 13th Street Northwest Photo Gallery 1
1 Unit Available
908 13th Street Northwest
908 13th Street Northwest, Puyallup, WA 98371
3 Bedrooms
$2,850
1392 sqft
Last updated October 22 at 1:35 AM
Impeccable 3 bedroom 1.75 bathroom rambler in desirable neighborhood close to downtown, minutes to shopping, schools and dining! This cute, totally updated home sits on a HUGE LOT! New engineered wood floors, carpets, int/ext paint, roof, garage door, fence and concrete driveway! Kitchen w/ white cabinets, granite counter tops, S/S appliances, new full-size 5 ft. shower in 2nd bath! Huge new deck w/ bench, central heat. Contact Randy Pete for details! APPLY NOW at Pathlightmgt.com only! Professionally managed by Pathlight Property Management, the exclusive property manager for Home Partners of America, offering excellent customer service, 24/7 emergency maintenance service, online application and payments, and pet-friendly options. We care about your health and safety as well as the community during the COVID-19 crisis. Even when using a self-showing option, please comply with all local directives and orders aimed at reducing exposure. When touring any home, please take necessary precautions with frequently touched surfaces and objects (for example, counters, light switches, doorknobs and cabinet handles) to help reduce the potential spread of covid-19, per measures recommended at www.cdc.gov To make your move-in smooth, trash, sewer, and water services are maintained in the owner’s name and are available at the time of move-in. A utility service charge will be charged monthly, along with a one-time fee; all other utilities, such as electricity and gas, need to be maintained in the resident’s name. To better serve our residents, Pathlight is pet-friendly with some breed restrictions and monthly fees; deposits may apply. To ensure the best care for your HVAC system and, in turn, the air quality in your home, a monthly $15 fee for bi-monthly filter service applies. Broker participation welcome, so please contact your leasing agent for more information. For additional information on our application process and lease fees, please visit our online help center. Advertised rental prices and promotions are subject to change at any time. The information contained herein has been obtained through sources deemed reliable but cannot be guaranteed as to its accuracy. Any information of special interest should be verified with Pathlight Property Management. **ALERT: If you see an ad for this home on Craigslist, please notify leasemarketing@pathlightmgt.com. We do not advertise any of our homes on Craigslist and it is likely fraud.** This property allows self guided viewing without an appointment. Contact for details.
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Hanna Heights and Midtown Lofts Photo Gallery 1
Verified
1 Unit Available
Hanna Heights and Midtown Lofts
415 6th Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402
New Tacoma
1 Bedroom
$1,636
793 sqft
Last updated October 22 at 3:09 AM
Nearby schools: Bryant Montessori, Jason Lee Middle School, Stadium High School, Annie Wright Schools. Close to Commencement Bay, I-705, I-5, Museum of Glass, Stadium Bowl, Wright Park, MultiCare Health System, Tacoma Lawn Tennis Club. Pet-friendly apartments with private underground parking.
Miro Photo Gallery 1
Verified
9 Units Available
Miro
31004 19th Pl SW, Federal Way, WA 98032
1 Bedroom
$1,383
592 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,595
776 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,244
1100 sqft
Last updated October 22 at 2:15 AM
Residents enjoy units with laundry, garbage disposal and dishwasher. Luxury community features pool, playground, BBQ grill, dog park and pool table. Convenient location for commuters, between Seattle and Tacoma.
Coventry Court IV Apartments Photo Gallery 1
Verified
1 Unit Available
Coventry Court IV Apartments
908 76th Street East, Tacoma, WA 98404
Midland
2 Bedrooms
$1,262
1000 sqft
Last updated October 22 at 2:15 AM
Coventry Court Apartments offers fantastic amenities such as a heated outdoor swimming pool, fitness center and resident clubhouse. The community is centrally located in Tacoma just down the street from shipping, dining and entertainment options. There are also plenty of parks around the neighborhood, including the well-known Charlottes Blueberry Park. Schedule a tour today to see why you'll love living at Coventry Court Apartments.
The Cove Photo Gallery 1
Verified
13 Units Available
The Cove
33131 1st Ave SW, Federal Way, WA 98023
1 Bedroom
$1,640
668 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,945
927 sqft
Last updated October 22 at 2:14 AM
If you're looking for a newly renovated apartment in Federal Way, WA that's ideally located near the luxury of a large city but offers a calmer suburban vibe, The Cove Apartments are the perfect choice. Located in the beautiful Puget Sound region, The Cove will give you convenient proximity to major freeways, shopping, dining and entertainment options, all just minutes away. At The Cove, you can choose from five unique updated floor plans to find just the right fit for your lifestyle, from a more traditional one or two-bedroom apartment, to a home that boasts special options like a sweeping spiral staircase and second-story loft. You’ll experience a true joy of cooking in your contemporary kitchen with brand new stainless-steel appliances, elegant granite countertops, spacious new soft-close cabinets, and stovetops with sensi-temp technology. You’ll love the designer finishes including upscale light fixtures, a digital fireplace, modern hardwood-style flooring and plush carpets. Y
Bayview Apartments Photo Gallery 1
Verified
9 Units Available
Bayview Apartments
30911 1st Ave S, Federal Way, WA 98023
1 Bedroom
$1,345
570 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,699
860 sqft
Last updated October 22 at 2:12 AM
At Bayview Apartment Homes, service and convenience are our specialties. We are situated between Tacoma and Seattle near Federal Way, and all Greater King County is within easy reach. We offer studio, one, and two-bedroom apartments for rent. Our apartment homes are designed with your wants and needs in mind. All apartment homes feature spacious layouts and oversized walk-in closets with plenty of room for storing your belongings. In addition, many apartments also feature fireplaces and large private balconies that offer spectacular views of Washington. Don’t miss out on this wonderful opportunity – visit us today! *PowellsWood garden is within a 3-minute drive from Bayview Apartments We offer studio, one, and two-bedroom apartments f
Porchlight Apartments Photo Gallery 1
Verified
1 Unit Available
Porchlight Apartments
32905 19th Pl S, Federal Way, WA 98003
2 Bedrooms
$1,744
900 sqft
Last updated October 22 at 2:10 AM
Porchlight is a beacon: It draws you in, lighting your path toward life on the bright side. Discover newly renovated one, two, and three bedroom apartment homes in easily-accessible Federal Way. Tucked away beneath a canopy of trees and within minutes of the new future Light Rail station, these beautifully remodeled homes all absolutely shine with possibiity. Come share a game day pizza in our clubhouse (Go Hawks!), or, save money on a gym membership by working out in our expansive fitness center. We have you covered. Come see why Porchlight has a way of making ever day a little brighter.
Deer Creek Photo Gallery 1
Verified
2 Units Available
Deer Creek
6115 111th St E, Puyallup, WA 98373
2 Bedrooms
$1,950
905 sqft
Last updated October 22 at 2:06 AM
Pet-friendly apartment in Puyallup near Route 512, only 20 minutes from JBLM. Easy access to bus lines, shopping, dining and Pierce College. Features gourmet kitchen, private patio, on-site pool and fitness studio.
The Miller Apartments Photo Gallery 1
Verified
3 Units Available
The Miller Apartments
202 Tacoma Ave S, Tacoma, WA 98402
New Tacoma
1 Bedroom
$1,295
540 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,525
1070 sqft
Last updated October 21 at 11:06 PM
Walking distance to Wright Park and Commencement Bay in the heart of Tacoma, near MultiCare Tacoma General Hospital. Clean comfortable units with appliances and updated interior features.
Surprise Lake Photo Gallery 1
Verified
2 Units Available
Surprise Lake
2800 Queens Way, Milton, WA 98354
2 Bedrooms
$2,055
960 sqft
Last updated October 21 at 8:51 PM
Enjoy lakeside living in a complex with a 24-hour gym, pool, playground, clubhouse and fire pit. Apartments feature washer/dryer hookups or in-unit laundry, walk-in closets, and patios or balconies. Pets allowed.
Hailey Photo Gallery 1
Verified
140 Units Available
Hailey
1210 Tacoma Ave S, Tacoma, WA 98402
New Tacoma
Studio
$1,399
462 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,608
488 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,472
966 sqft
Last updated October 21 at 8:51 PM
Hailey offers spacious and light-filled studio, junior one, one and two bedroom modern apartment homes with beautiful designer finishes. Located just minutes from Union Station and countless shopping, dining and nightlife options, your home at Hailey Apartments provides a peaceful retreat from busy metropolitan life.
207 East Photo Gallery 1
Verified
16 Units Available
207 East
207 Meridian Avenue East, Edgewood, WA 98371
1 Bedroom
$1,815
626 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,195
972 sqft
Last updated October 21 at 8:50 PM
207 East is what you’ve been looking for all along. An urban apartment community in Edgewood that removes the clutter of city living. A place where city and simplicity coexist. ​ Here, we celebrate the small things along with the grand. Warm, inviting spaces for the community to connect. A cup of fresh-brewed espresso next to a cozy fire. Friends gathered round the big screens watching a game. A friendly round of pool where no one keeps score. Sunny days spent poolside. A place to call home.
The Arbors at Edgewood Photo Gallery 1
Verified
17 Units Available
The Arbors at Edgewood
10304 20th St SE, Edgewood, WA 98371
Glenwood
1 Bedroom
$1,702
740 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,119
956 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,576
1121 sqft
Last updated October 21 at 8:48 PM
Community just a short distance south of Lake Stevens. Easy access to Seattle-area destinations via I-5 and US 2. Upscale amenities include stainless steel appliances, hardwood floors, fireplace and balcony/patio.
Align Photo Gallery 1
Verified
3 Units Available
Align
35434 25th Ave SW, Federal Way, WA 98023
Northeast Tacoma
2 Bedrooms
$1,750
970 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,823
1169 sqft
Last updated October 21 at 8:46 PM
Align offers newly renovated two- and three-bedroom apartment homes. Upgrades include new stainless-steel appliances, quartz countertops, full-size washer and dryers, wood-burning fireplaces, and a contemporary color scheme. Enjoy some coffee and treats while relaxing in the resident lounge or start your day with a morning workout in our newly upgraded fitness center. Align is a pet-friendly community with flexible lease terms. Treat yourself to the lifestyle you deserve at Align. Call today to schedule your personal tour of the property today! The landlord will not accept a comprehensive reusable tenant screening report made available to the landlord by a consumer reporting agency.
The Fairways Photo Gallery 1
Verified
27 Units Available
The Fairways
4901 Fairwood Blvd NE, Tacoma, WA 98422
Northeast Tacoma
1 Bedroom
$1,750
581 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,860
868 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,235
1115 sqft
Last updated October 21 at 8:37 PM
Resort apartment homes in an ideal location, situated on the back nine of the North Shore Golf Course. Apartments include all appliances, in-unit laundry, stainless steel appliances and walk-in closets.
8306 72nd Ave E Photo Gallery 1
1 Unit Available
8306 72nd Ave E
8306 72nd Avenue East, Pierce County, WA 98371
Waller
4 Bedrooms
$2,950
2450 sqft
Last updated October 22 at 2:34 AM
8306 72nd Ave E Available 11/20/21 Gorgeous 4 bd House in a Gated Community of Puyallup! - Stunning 4 bd, 2.75 ba, 3 car gar Gallery House in a Gated Community of Puyallup! This home features an immaculate kitchen with upgraded stainless-steel appliances, full granite countertops, fully granite back splash, hardwood flooring, vaulted ceilings, tons of upgraded cabinets, large island with extra storage, walk-in closet, formal dining room with beautiful chandelier, living room with gas fireplace, family room with plenty of natural light, master bedroom w/ coffered ceilings and master bath w/5-piece ensuite, washer & dryer hook up’s, and fully fenced back yard with sprinkler system. Community features include gated security, community park, and sports court. Easy highway access to I-5, 5 minutes to Downtown Puyallup/Sounder, and approx. 25 minutes to JBLM. Disclosure: It is highly recommended that tenants hire a landscaping service or keep their yard well-manicured due to the HOA. Tenants are responsible for all HOA fines due to any negligence that may incur. No over-night street parking is permitted. No animals off-leash are permitted. No loud barking or animals considered a nuisance to neighbors permitted. Rent: $2,950.00 Security Deposit: $2,950.00 Website: www.nrbproperties.net Direct link to apply: https://apply.alliance2020.com/a/zpY/ This home is equipped with Air Conditioning or Cool. Pets: Max 1 Dog 35lbs or less. No Cats. If approved, you will be required to pay a minimum of $350 non-refundable pet fee (per pet) and a minimum of $25 pet rent (per pet/per month). All information provided is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed. Lot sizes and square footage are estimates. Photos may vary and not be indicative of current state of rental units. To maximize exposure, homes are advertised, often, before a current resident moves out. The unit condition will be given every effort to bring back to earlier condition. Photos on NRB Property Management listings are not to be used for any purpose without written permission from NRB's Owner Randy Schell. No Cats Allowed (RLNE6954628)
3806 E. "J" St Photo Gallery 1
1 Unit Available
3806 E. "J" St
3806 East J Street, Tacoma, WA 98404
Eastside
2 Bedrooms
$1,795
1035 sqft
Last updated October 22 at 2:33 AM
Adorable Craftsman East Tacoma 2 Bedroom House! - Adorable East Tacoma craftsman! Available 10/22/21 This beautiful 2 bedroom East Tacoma home has been updated and incredibly appealing! Hardwood floors welcome you through the living and formal dining room. Charming architectural features throughout the home, combined with modern upgrades marry ambiance and convenience! Through the dining room, the kitchen sparkles with stainless steel appliances. Crisp, clean white cabinets with granite counter-tops and tile floors make this space a pleasure to spend time in! A breakfast nook offers a casual dining space or seating area to keep the chef company! The bedrooms in this home will easily accommodate queen sized furniture. One is located off of the dining room and features a walk-in closet, and the other bedroom is conveniently across the hall from the bathroom. New carpet is present in both bedrooms and the hall of this home. Adding to the practical appeal, this home includes a washer and dryer, a carport for parking with alley-access and a work bench area located on the back porch. A beautiful deck provides for great outdoor living space as well as an easily maintained yard. RENT: $1795.00 DEPOSIT: $1200.00 SCREENING: $50.00 Per Application ADDITIONAL DEPOSIT: May be required, depending on history. PET POLICY: One adult pet considered with pet fee. Renter's insurance required. CONTRACT TERM: 12 Months CONTACT PERSON: Valarie Bethel; Email: v@parkwoodrentals.com (RLNE6104901)
3614 McKinley Ave Photo Gallery 1
1 Unit Available
3614 McKinley Ave
3614 Mckinley Avenue, Tacoma, WA 98404
Eastside
4 Bedrooms
$2,797
1627 sqft
Last updated October 22 at 2:29 AM
Classic Style with Modern updates - Offered By: Spinnaker Property Management 253-830-5160 Rental Terms: • Rent: $2,797.00 • Available: NOW • Application Fee: $42.00 • Security Deposit: $2,797.00 • Renters Insurance Required • Non-Refundable Admin Fee $350.00 Description: This lovely Cape built 1927 has all the updates you want and original charm too. You enter this home in the living room to your left and the dining room to your right. updated kitchen with breakfast nook and laundry in the back. One large bedroom and a hull bath on the main floor. Upstairs you will find two small bedrooms and one large primary room with its own access to the full bath beyond the bath is a large walk-in closet with customizable shelves and poles. Plenty of storage in the full basement and a fully fenced back yard with a barbeque patio and a succulent garden. Our pet policy allows for 1 pet, 35Lbs max. • Blix Elementary Grades: PK-5 Distance: 0.6 mi • Stewart Grades: 6-8 Distance: 1.3 mi • Lincoln Grades: 9-12 Distance: 1.3 mi To start your application visit www.spinnakerpm.com and click on start my application. Once a holding fee, is in place we will take this home off the market. You don’t want to be the one who misses this home. Please call to schedule your tour today. Apply today at Spinnaker Property Management, 253-830-5160 www.spinnakerpm.com (RLNE6969754)
1507 63rd Ave. N.E. Photo Gallery 1
1 Unit Available
1507 63rd Ave. N.E.
1507 63rd Avenue Northeast, Tacoma, WA 98422
Northeast Tacoma
3 Bedrooms
$2,500
1972 sqft
Last updated October 22 at 2:29 AM
Lovely 3 bedroom 2.5 Bath in North East Tacoma - You will love this NE Tacoma Charmer! This 3 bedroom 2.5 bath home has a formal living and dining room; a family room with a gas fireplace to enjoy cozy evenings; the utility room and a guest bath! Hardwood floors put a nice finishing touch on this home! Upstairs you will find a large master bedroom with master bath w/ soaking tub. Finishing off the upstairs you will also find the additional 2 bedroom and a full bath. The home has a 3 car garage and outside you have a fenced back yard and a low maintenance yard. Terms: 12 month lease 1st months rent and refundable security deposit due at lease signing Application fee $40 per adult is NON-REFUNDABLE please drive by the property before scheduling a viewing This is a non-smoking, non-vaping no pet property For more information or to schedule a viewing please contact Kim Clifton, Licensed Broker with WPM South, at 206-909-5869. (RLNE6968827)
1602 S 23rd Street Photo Gallery 1
1 Unit Available
1602 S 23rd Street
1602 South 23rd Street, Tacoma, WA 98405
Central Tacoma
4 Bedrooms
$2,950
1596 sqft
Last updated October 22 at 2:29 AM
Near it all! Great location - Don't miss out! - Stunning 4 bd, 3 bath, 2 car detached (heated) garage w/ approx. 1,596 SQ FT House located on a corner lot in Central Tacoma! This home features a gorgeous, open-concept kitchen w/ upgraded stainless-steel appliances, premium cabinetry, Bamboo/Cork Hardwood flooring, granite countertops, modern light fixtures, new carpet installed Sept. 2021, separate dining area, washer & dryer is included, large living room with electric fireplace, one bedroom and full bathroom on main floor, three bedrooms upstairs with full bathroom and three-quarter bathroom. Gorgeous, professionally manicured yard with mature trees and a nice size shed. Detached garage with heating, shelving, and a great hobby space. Easy access to highways, shopping, restaurants, and downtown Tacoma. Rent: $2,950.00 Security Deposit: $1,950.00 Website: www.nrbproperties.net Direct link to apply: https://apply.alliance2020.com/a/zpY/ This home does not have Cooling or Air Conditioning. Pets: Subject to approval. If approved, you will be required to pay a minimum of $250 non-refundable pet fee (per pet) and a minimum of $25 pet rent (per pet/per month). All information provided is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed. Lot sizes and square footage are estimates. Photos may vary and not be indicative of current state of rental units. To maximize exposure, homes are advertised, often, before a current resident moves out. The unit condition will be given every effort to bring back to earlier condition. Photos on NRB Property Management listings are not to be used for any purpose without written permission from NRB's Owner Randy Schell. No Pets Allowed (RLNE6933969)
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How much is rent for an apartment with hardwood floors in Fife?

Rental prices for apartments with hardwood floors in Fife range from $1,600 to $3,100 per month.

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City Guide for Fife, WA

Fife, Washington, has come a long way from the days when only 135 people called it home and the highlight of the town was a dance hall with a balloon roof. It started as a crossroads in a valley filled with farmers, markets and shops -- and that's still what it's known for, even if it's on a bigger scale now.

Today, Fife is a pleasant suburb of Tacoma, WA, home to just more than 9,000 residents. Incorporated in 1957, the town is in a low, tide flat area. It may have been named for a well-regarded Tacoma lawyer, but Fife is very much its own place. The town has many businesses, as well as manufacturing facilities, fast food dining and small cafes, and a casino. As always, the town is a convenient crossroads, close to the Port of Tacoma, Interstate highway 5, and Highway 167. As a transportation hub, the town has welcomed many freight forwarding companies, as well as businesses devoted to travelers. See more

What to keep in mind when looking for apartments with hardwood floors in Fife, WA

Scoring an apartment with hardwood floors can be a big win for Fife 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.