The entire house is hardwood with the exception of the stairs, which had thick multicolored carpets running all the way up to the third floor. I was throwing out bags of trash anyway, so it made sense to toss the carpet at the same time. Luckily, there were no major stains and the wood was in decent condition. At some point I’d like to paint the stair risers white, which will help brighten up the stairway. In the meantime, I’m happy with how quickly the stairs are updated with something as simple as removing carpet!