I do not love the tile in our home.
It's hard to keep clean.
It makes the house echo.
You can't just plop down on the floor for whatever... watching TV, doing a large project, etc.
It's hard on your feet.
So we went to Costco and bought this area rug. After walking, sitting and laying on it; I've discovered I want carpet throughout the whole house and how much I really dislike this tile.
BUT! There are two reason I'm thankful for the tile.
1. It's easy to spot bugs, squish bugs and then clean up bug guts. BTW, our house is overrun with wolf spiders. We recognized their behavior and googled it. We kill about 3 a night. Seriously.
2. We rent this house and the thought of walking on a rented home's carpet disgusts me. I can scrub this tile clean and it's only Special K and mine's filth. It's harder to clean carpet. When we were looking at rentals in Orlando back in May we came across some carpeted rentals and they were nasty. This tile is one of the main reasons we chose this house.
So if carpet had a fight with tile, who would win?