I rent and do not own a home. I hate carpet and am allergic to it and cannot afford to rent hardwood floors in my area.

I cannot afford and/or am not allowed to replace carpet.

Is there a way to cover the carpet with something that will be safe on top of the carpet (cannot glue and damage it) and that will leave the carpet in somewhat good shape for when I move out?

I thought about vinyl, but it does not seem stable and as the edges cannot be glued to the carpet it ends up a safety tripping hazard.

Thank you so much for any ideas!