Most houses have carpets. There are pros and cons on it but for me as a mom, I like having carpet better as if my child encounter accident like fall (which is usual having a baby or toddler) it doesn't hit directly to the head or some important parts of a child.
With a carpet, scheduling a carpet cleaning is a must, especially if you have a toddler. And yes, going green is great. Again, as a mom and some other neat-freaks out there, I can sense being on "green" is something that they're on. some other stuffs sticking in the carpet which it needs a professional to clean it. Well, one can actually learn if one has a plan of doing Do-It-Yourself and I would love to do it, unfortunately, time restricts and hubby is oppose on the idea as it takes a lot of time, besides, our rented-apartment home is not that big so it doesn't take up a lot of work to do for the pro-carpet cleaner --- that being said, you bet it doesn't really require big bucks unlike big houses. I have only a small family to which it means I only need a small home. :-) I can't imagine to those having a big family with just only have enough income. Ooh well. :)
Have a great day everyone! ~hugs~