Heh...I remember the kitchen carpeting rage in the 70's. Kitchen designers were falling all over themselves recommending the product to the gullible public; what a disaster.
Same for bathroom carpeting, only way more disgusting outcomes.
There IS no one-best-flooring. There ARE flooring solutions which best answer specific conditions.
Hardwood flooring ANYWHERE there's moisture is just a really bad idea. Having said that, Teak decks on yachts work well, but they're not low maintenance.
Personally, I like porcelain ceramic tile and Berber carpeting, and hardwood floors ...as long as there's no moisture in the area.
Obviously the carpets's not going to work in a shopping mall or a car showroom.
A forum community dedicated to router and woodworking professionals and enthusiasts. Come join the discussion about different types of routing and routers, shop safety, finishing, woodworking related topics, styles, tools, scales, reviews, accessories, classifieds, and more!