In the 1960s wall to wall fitted carpets became fashionable. Why have low maintenance hard flooring when you can have more high maintenance carpet? Similarly why have a low maitenance garden when you can have a high maintenance lawn?
I don't like usiing vacuum cleaners .or lawnmowers. They don't suit my vibtration. I removed my carpets years ago.Scraping away the apray on underlay was a labourious business.