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I'd say you just have to get over the fact that whatever you put down now you're going to have to redo (either partially or completely) when you remodel in the future.

Since the future is uncertain at best, I'd just do whatever makes the most sense for the rental for now. So I'd start by asking why you're replacing the carpet in the bathroom. Is there something wrong with it? Since there's a concrete slab underneath, you don't have the issues that many people do who have a wood sub-floor. You're not going to ruin the concrete by getting it wet.

So, can you keep the carpet? Can you replace the carpet with another carpet?

If not, then go with whatever you find that is cheap and serviceable for a rental. And resign yourself to the fact that you're going to have to redo some or all of the floor down the road if you get the chance to remodel.

--Peter
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