Hardwood floors are beautiful and long lasting. Currently today hardwood floors are back in style and many times when a first time home buyer is looking for a home the first thing they notice is beautiful hardwood floors.
When my beautiful wife and I started looking for our home we wanted hardwoods through out. We originally wanted something similar to this:
While we didn't get that we did get hardwood floors throughout our home and we discovered that when a baby first starts trying to walk they fall .... A lot! And hardwood floors do not provide any sort of cushion. So sadly today since we are planning to eventually have more than one child we decided to put in carpet in most of the house. Another factor that played into this was the expense of refinishing our exisiting hardwood would be comparable to installing carpet.