Although they are soooo nice I'm so tired of our hardwood floors. My home is always cold, these floors get dirty to fast I'm so done. The next home we buy i will be having carpet thr out my whole home.
I don't care for the upkeep required for hardwood floors. I hate hate hate the white tile we have. I also want carpet; I don't care if all the dirt gets sucked to the bottom. I can vacuum and it will be fine.
get a Mint floor cleaner ( and be prepared, people will call you lazy...but you won't care!). Hardwood is better for allergies etc. I love the hardwood we put in because my kid can spill anything on it and we just wipe it up. The carpet meant serious scrub time.