I know that most buyers prefer homes with hardwood floors. I understand the classic visual appeal of them: they’ll never become dated, they look high end and polished, they don’t stain, and they’re much easier to clean. For me though, I will always prefer carpet. The thought of waking up in the morning and putting my bare feet on freezing hardwood floors is a huge turn off. Carpet has always felt more “home-y” to me: it’s warmer and more inviting. I don’t want to live in a perfect showroom; I want to live in a home. However, carpet does have its downsides. Like I mentioned before, it’s harder to clean, and can be an absolute nightmare if you have pets- cats especially. My cats never have accidents; they always use the litterbox. What they do have is claws. And they loooove ripping up carpet, no matter how many scratching posts I provide for them. So, it’s pretty important for me to know how to fix rips and tears in carpet. I use this guide from For Dummies. It has a great photo tutorial!