Carpeting is a beautiful, economical option for many homes. Carpet is comfortable, easy to install and easily replaced. It’s a great option for homes with kids, as carpeting is easy on small knees and makes for more forgiving falls than hardwood or tile. Carpet can soften a room, from both a visual and noise perspective; carpeting adds a sense of warmth and absorbs sound better than harder flooring options. You can install carpet over many kinds of surfaces and it can often help hide irregularities in your subflooring.