The floors in my house have been an arthritis sufferer's worst nightmare, hard tile, unpadded carpet, and linoleum. This week we had it all ripped out. Our replacement, a gorgeous Santos Mahogany wood floor. We chose the floating wood rather than glued down because floating is supposed to be easier on the joints. I also got the highest quality pad that was laid down underneath the wood for extra added comfort. Wow, it's more comfortable to walk on than my carpet. I have even been going barefoot.