Many new condos being built in the Vancouver area are utilizing hard surface floors for all areas except for the bedrooms. Rather than bemoan the shortage of carpet, it's better to raise your minimum rates and rejoice in the highly profitable small jobs that result. For example for today, I had one truck mount job in a house for $350. My next 2 jobs were 2 bedrooms in a condo for $150, total time 35 minutes, and 1 bedroom in a condo for $150, total time 25 minutes. Leaving me time to do more jobs or go back to the shop, drink beer and annoy people on MB.