If you are thinking of carpeting in your space you can now experiment with carpet squares (modules). They give you a lot of options; different materials and patterns and sizes. You do not glue pieces into your sub floor so f any spills/stains happen you can easily clean it or replace a piece instead.
Years to come you can change overall pattern, texture and colours so you are not stuck with the same look forever.
These are great in family room, play/kids rooms, basement (depending of material) to just mention few.