Depends on how perfect you want your floors. Scratches and stains aren't acceptable for me. I didn't grow up with wood floors, no one had them. We did have a cork floor in the dining room, very bizarre trendy 50's, my mom was into Dutch Modern. She had most of our furniture custom made. I always had made to order beds where I got to choose my own fabric. I just assumed this was how everyone lived. I was in for a rude awakening. My mother had her underwear custom made for her by the family's tailor when she grew up, so buying pre-made underwear at a store was a rude awakening for her. So my "finickyness" comes honestly.