Advice on hardwood transition
I'm about to change the flooring in my home study from carpet to hardwood. In the rest of my home I have 3" light bamboo on a concrete subfloor (this is a converted 1930's department store, not a basement), and was thinking of going with a dark 5" hardwood, since I don't want it to look like I am trying to match the bamboo. How do you think this will look?
Any other advice on this flooring change before I start looking for hardwoods? My initial thought was that I would like to go with a darker walnut, with some shade variation between the boards. Are there any other species that you would suggest? I don't have kids, but I do have a calm standard poodle who doesn't run in the house. I think that walnut is a softer wood, correct?