This is a 60 sq. ft. one bedroom apartment, plan attached. It will be renovated, and now I'm thinking about what flooring to use. The apartment is meant to be rented out and therefore needs to have a high quality look and meet the widest and most modern tastes.
What I'm leaning toward for now:
Vinyl flooring everywhere. Click vinyl. Maybe the bathroom will have vinyl flooring, too.
Do you think it's a good idea to use the same flooring in all the rooms, or is it better to install contrasts?
I think light, maybe grayish wood would look very good. And in the bathroom is it either the same flooring or tile?
What advice would I get from people who know more about design than I do?
I would never use anything other than tile in a bathroom
As a renter, I expect tile in the bathroom, and I'm certainly not alone in that.
My suggestion for the look and design of the kitchen, hallway, and bathroom is tile; the living room and bedroom are in the same warm, light style.
So, based on the floor plan, I would consider finishing the kitchen/bathroom/hallway with one or even two tiles (one for the kitchen/hallway and one for the bathroom). And then the living room and bedroom with a more "warm" finish. Of course, you can get by with one, but when renting, I would choose tile in areas where it tends to get wet or dirty. And for me, it's the kitchen/bathroom/hallway, which can be combined nicely (especially the hallway/kitchen). The bathroom is covered again, so another tile can be laid.
Everything in one covering can look good, but it can also look "boring."
Most importantly, don't use the cheapest tile from the DIY store. Our last rental apartment had tile where the glaze had already chipped off in large areas, like the glaze off a gingerbread man because of falling cutlery. After a year, the floor looked like it had been hit with a hammer.
I also like wood floors better because they can be repaired.
I would tile the kitchen, hallway, and bathroom with the same type of tile, and make the floor in the rest of the apartment wood.
I would choose the tile look, simply because potential tenants have images of bathrooms with tile in their heads.
The impression of wood can create a negative sensitivity in more people than a positive one.