I see shag carpet in homes wih some regularity. Unfortunately - it was insalled in the 1960s and is ofen some awful orange or green color.
NO - do not install shag carpet. Call ANY realtor on this page and they will tell you the same thing.
UNLESS you have some amazing crystal ball view into the future and see shag carpet and avocado appliances staging a comeback....then maybe.
Budget and general pricerange of your home are the consideration. Wood flooring is the best but also the most expensive choice. However you can get some nice pre-finished wood flooring at Floor & Decor on the I-85 Access Rd near N.Druid Hills exit. If you are handy, these could probably be installed by yourself vs having to hire a contractor.
Most homes in 30030 are in the $300K plus pricerange, so take note of which type of flooring is most common in the other homes in your particular n'hood of Decatur. Winnona Park, Oakhurst, Great Lakes? If so, hardwoods in the living spaces!
I suppose flat pile may be a better choice
Select what is more in fashion, like light berber carpet if you want to go with carpet otherwise hardwood flooring
I am assuming tha tyou are talking about living areas or bedrooms....
From a selling perspective, our recommendation is to take the route of potentially pleasing as many people as you can. The fact of the matter is many Americans are in love with their pets and see carpeting as a real drawback when they are previewing possible homes to purchase.
For this reason we would like to weigh in on the side of not installing carpeting but recommend considering a solid surface ie. wood, tile, or other more servicable surface.