In Nicaragua, the types of flooring that we have seen so far are: tile, concrete or hard-packed earth. Our house has tile flooring. This style of flooring is great for the environment in which we live; however, it makes for dangerous wrestling matches! Playing on the floor isn't much fun either.
The kids have expressed to us numerous times that one of the "things" they miss about America is carpet. So this past weekend, we went out and purchased a 5x7 piece of carpet. Upon rolling it out, they all laid down on the rug and breathed in the "carpet smell"! It is interesting to discover the things that we took for granted in America. In the States, carpet used to be something to walk on and vacuum, it is now a 5x7 piece of comfort and happiness.