You really do need to keep an eye on children when they have their pals around. All the houses around this way were finished off with fitted carpets, back in the day. It wasn’t considered at all odd to have carpet in every room, including kitchen and bathroom – seems very peculiar now though. Most times, I would like to have completely wall to wall wooden floors downstairs where all the activitiy happens, and then carpet up the stairs and througout the upper storeys. Children who live in houses with wooden floors only appreciate their worth when they spill something nasty on or leave muddy footprints on someone else’s carpeted floor! If carpets get very grubby, a professional carpet cleaning agency will make a splendid job of them. They have the correct equipment and the expertise on how to use it – carpets feel and smell wonderful after a professional clean.