Yuck and yet I totally understand. My folks did that a few years ago and the carpet guy, who was allergic to cats to begin with, almost passed out. Tore out all the carpet and put in all hardwood floors. Makes cleaning up a lot easier and we get the added bonus of watching the cats scrabble for traction. On the downside, the floors are rather scratched up.
And now my folks are redoing the kitchen and sadly (yes, this is my rant so I stay on topic, haha), I don't like almost anything that they're doing. I have a feeling that the countertop they picked out will be so goshawful busy that it'll clash with everything. And then they're putting knobs on all the cupboard doors and drawers. Yay, one more thing for me to bruise my hip on.