LA Good Questions: Negotiating New Flooring in Rental?

AT reader Rich has a question that maybe seasoned renters (and perhaps landlords too?) can shed some light on: Wondering if anyone has tried negotiating changing the flooring in their rental? I have carpets in my place and would really love, at the least, some laminate (pergo) flooring in the living room. I'm thinking about offering a new 1 year lease signing with the landlord and maybe put of some money. Any thoughts?

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