I rent but I hate the carpet in my master bedroom what can I do?

The carpet is stained and gross I have lived here for 6 years. Should I rip it out and change it without asking my landlord or can I suggest that I will pay for putting in laminate flooring to make it nicer. It's not a huge bedroom.
Carpet coming into master bedroom
Carpet in closet ripped
  13 answers
  • Liz Toone Liz Toone on Jan 02, 2018

    Better to talk to your landlord first. He or she may replace it for you.

  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Jan 02, 2018

    Since you rent you should ask your landlord before you do anything

  • Ken Ken on Jan 02, 2018

    Having been in the position of landlord, I would ask why you did not come to me first. Last thing you should want is to create an adversarial relationship. Tell him what you have in mind and ask how you can work together to make your stay better while enhancing the value of his property. A tenant who has paid rent for 6 years and wants to fix up the property is a valuable commodity.

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Jan 02, 2018

    Why don't you just mention the state of the carpet to the Landlord and see what he says.........or just put a rug over it.

  • Rae Rae on Jan 02, 2018

    A lot of times the landlord will pay for the materials if you do the diy. Worth checking. Especially if you are good renters. It is always a benefit to the landlord when you do improvements. Good luck

  • Cynthia H Cynthia H on Jan 02, 2018

    You can't remove it without your landlord's permission. Ask if they will replace it. If they are not willing to pay the entire cost, offer to remove the old stuff to save on labor cost. It will then need to be disposed of, also. If you are handy, suggest them paying for the materials and you will also install. Point out that the flooring is in poor condition after years of normal wear and tear.

  • Itsmemic Itsmemic on Jan 02, 2018

    I agree with Rae....you are there 6 years? ask if maybe you can do the work, they can pay for it or share the cost.

  • Dianacirce70 Dianacirce70 on Jan 02, 2018

    I would ask the landlord if they would be willing to change it, and if not, then offer to do it if they will let you take if from the rent. If they won't you might want to price it before you go ahead and do it on your own dime, and that will probably still need the landlord's approval, even an improvement could prevent you from getting a security deposit back, depending on how the lease is worded

  • MoxysBgsi MoxysBgsi on Mar 17, 2021

    You should talk to your landlord. My landlord agreed to change the closet for his own money, so it's possible you'll get lucky.

  • Chloe Crabtree Chloe Crabtree on May 01, 2022

    You could ask the landlord if they would buy the new carpet if you pay for the installation, or if they won't ask them if you can replace it. If that fails, you could put a large area rug on top of it.

  • Put area rungs over the top of it.

  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Dec 09, 2023

    Since you have such a successful history with your landlord, I would suggest you ask for a new carpet. If no luck, put an area rug down.

  • I would ask the landlord, they should replace the carpet if it's in bad shape. If the answer is no, I would ask if they could at least have it cleaned and then get a large area rug to cover as much of the floor as you could.