L4L, a house with no wall to wall carpet is a joy. I rented an apartment long ago with wall to wall and hated it. Then I rented a house with tile floors. Heaven. Then I moved and rented and later bought this one with hardwood BUT the Landlord had put down awful cheap bright orange wall to wall. Well, about 3 years into the rental we ripped out all the carpet and he never noticed.
We actually rolled it up and stored it under the house just in case he remembered he had carpeting. He never did.
After tearing out that carpet we discovered why our potty trained cats were going in the corner of the living room and we couldn't figure it out. Yup, the dogs who inhabited it before us had used that corner for their personal potty.
No carpet, treated the floors, no more problems with kitties. AND if you get lonely for carpeting, you can buy wonderful room size (or area) rugs in lots of glorious patterns and you can change them when you get tired of them. AND they are easy to yank out and clean.
Always hated the yukky wall to wall although most people love it. I feel cleaner, no more allergy stuff from 'deep imbedded stuff' and no fleas living in the carpeting. Oh the joy of it all.