I know the cats will enjoy walking across the floor hearing their little paw click. The boys will enjoy it to roll their cars (which works much better on wood than carpet.) I do worry about the noise factor. We will have to get some large rugs to help with that. We have a local thrift store that will have something that we can use until we save up for what we want, or we can live with it just as it is. I am really excited to get started on our house repairs/upgrading. I think we will work on this for about 5 years to get everything done that I want. This year, the floors. Next year, the bathrooms. The 3rd year, new counters in the kitchen. The 4th - 5th year, build a garage (maybe)!