When I first moved into our house it was an assistant living home that needed to be completely remodeled. We had blue restaurant/ commercial carpeting. It was HORRID!! We decided to add carpet to the bedrooms and tile the rest.
We added the carpeting BEFORE we had children. I have since realized I HATE carpeting. Yes I understand that is a harsh word but that's how I feel. No matter how much I vacuum I can't get all of the dust and dirt out. It is literally a daily chore.
We have awful allergies. I don't recommend carpet for anyone with allergies. I grew up with carpeting and I didn't know how much it held until we tiled everything else. Dust bunnies everywhere! I keep the windows open so a lot blows in. I love the fresh air and I don't mind sweeping but I have to keep the bedroom windows and doors closed because I know if it gets in the carpet I won't be able to get it all out.
Stains – I have children. I also need to deep clean my carpets … again. They don't eat or drink in their bedrooms but there are stains anyway. Sigh. With the carpets I feel like I can never win.
It costs us over $800 to put the carpet in two bedrooms and they are NICE carpets but they just don't work for our family. I like the tile but even that isn't working for our family. We want wood floors or maybe maple laminate flooring
All I know is that I don't want carpet anymore, not even in the bedrooms. We ‘thought' we did because it's cozy but I don't. Maybe some throw rugs like we have in the living room. At least then I can pick them up and beat them to get all of the dirt, dust, and sand out.
Do you have carpet? Do you love your carpet?