Replacing carpet with bamboo?
We've been slowly fixing up our house for selling--although we're not 100% certain that we will sell anytime soon. Our house has harwood floors in the living room/dining room/hallways with carpet in the bedrooms. Need to replace the carpet and are considering wood/laminate just for ease of cleaning (we have a cat that throws up a lot). The wood we have is a bit of an orangey hue--not sure if it would be considered cherry or what. Not crazy about the color so don't really want to continue it in the bedrooms. Plus I'm assuming we couldn't afford it anyway. Went to Lowes yesterday to look at Pergo, but saw a light-colored bamboo that locks together with the cost being only a little more than the Pergo.
We're thinking that people wouldn't mind the bamboo in the bedrooms/office because they would think we were going "green", and also going with the lighter color of bamboo would create more contrast rather than look like we were trying to match the existing hardwood at a cheaper price. What do you think?
But--and I'll post this on the flooring site--the display showed that bamboo was #2 on a 1-5 scale of hardness. We have some pretty heavy furniture (wood queen bed frame and a heavy computer armoire in the office) and are wondering if that will dent the bamboo. Anyone have experience with this?