I pulled up my carpet last weekend to uncover beautiful hardword flooring. The floor is almost flawless...with no scratches! SCORE!! My carpet was needing to be replaced but it really does not fit in my budget right now. I could not remember what the hardwood floor looked like under the carpet from when we had replaced it several years back....and generally, I thought I preferred carpet over hardwood floors. I have lived with the hardwood floors for a week now....AND I think I really, really like it! Never had hardwood floors before in my life and thought I would always be a lover of carpet because I love the feel of it on my feet.
I still need to do a really deep-cleaning....which I will do in a couple of weeks when my daughter lugs over her big hard wood floor deep-cleaning machine! When this pic was taken with my daughter's i-phone last week, you can tell we had just pulled the carpet up as there is still a roll of carpet leaning in the corner.
***sigh*** Very happy with the floor....