Flooring to cover 3 rooms of different characteristics. Bamboo?
Hello, I'm here asking for help again because I'm having a very hard time trying to pick flooring for our remodel. It shouldn't be too hard because we already narrowed down to two colors -- I think we are going with Cali Bamboo Fossilized (Stranded Woven) Wide planks. It only comes in two colors anyway.
Natural color as in this photo:
Java (Carbonized) color as in this photo:
(Above photos are linked to the product page.) I must say, the color contrast between these two based on a few planks we borrowed from an installer appears more dramatic than the pictures show.
Any Bamboo flooring owners out there? Are you happy with the choice?
We are having a hard time choosing color because the flooring will cover three rooms: kitchen, living room, and wood room (aka dining room) as shown in following graph:
However, these rooms have very different characteristics. Kitchen and living room have regular walls (sheet rock) and will be painted. The galley kitchen will have two toned cabinets. Tall and wall cabinets are in maple natural. Base cabinets all in dark brown color close to following:
The living room gets limited day light.
Now, the wood room is surrounded by dark knotty pine panels in ceiling and walls. Trying to be loyal to the old house, we are not planning to pull the panels out or even paint over. Following photo was taken when we were putting up storage cabinets in that room.
My dilemmas is : Light colored floor may brighten up the rooms, but would it feel top heavy in the wood room when ceiling and walls are darker? Dark colored floor looks classy, I think, but will it render the whole house too dark?
What would you do? I don't want any thresholds or transitions between rooms, but I could choose the same material and install two colors -- e.g. light floor in kitchen and living room, and dark floor in wood room. Do you like that idea?