Carpets are a relatively cheap and innovative way to easily update your flooring without labor intensive installation. Wall to wall carpeting can create an expanse of flooring that visually opens up a space and create a stylish look. You’re unlikely to slip on a carpet. But if you do have a fall, the carpet acts like a cushion keeping injuries to a minimum, which is great if you have kids who can now use the whole floor as a play area. Carpets are also quieter than any other type of flooring, absorbing the impact of foot traffic, soaking up room sounds like a sponge and blocking sound between floors, which is perfect for apartment dwelling.