Extreme dislike for carpets

Beware this is a bit of a rant. I have an extreme dislike for carpets especially when people put them in the eating area of a home. I have a hard time keeping the carpet clean in the main area of our home and since we are renting I have an extreme guilt thing going on too because it really isn't my carpet. :( Ugh. We had the carpets cleaned over the summer but they need to be done again. I hate the expense, the upkeep and that the cleaning doesn't last. And the holidays are coming....sigh.

On a side note, I don't mind carpeting in bedrooms so much but because of the amount of traffic our large family brings into a home, it's just too much for the main areas of the house.

Anyone else have issues with their flooring or other part of their house?

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8Theresa GouldChicago, Illinois
    11/14/13
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    11/15/13
    8Theresa Gould
    Carpet in the bathroom is gross. My brother-in-law bought a house with the basement bath having carpeting. Last I knew they still had it carpeted. That would have been one of the first things I re-did, especially after having boys. But they only have girls so not as much of an issue for them.
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      11/15/13
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      11/15/13
      8Theresa Gould
      Usually we do not move anything but our dining room table and chairs and the two arm chairs in that room. In our living room we do move our two wicker chairs and hope chest but not the piano. The companies we have tried haven't been good at moving anything even though one of them said they did. I try to have every thing picked up and the main areas as clean as I can get them.

      I have a steam cleaner but it makes the carpet too wet to do in the winter time, plus it's on its last legs (leaking, parts breaking off...). I'd prefer to get it professionally steam cleaned, that worked better last year than the company we used over the summer.

      I've been trying to see if I can get a steam cleaner to review but no luck yet.
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