No matter what you do, carpet has to be replaced every so often, which is why I'm going to replace it with hardwood when I rip it out. As long as I maintain it, it should last the entire life of my home. I am really attracted to the idea of bamboo flooring because it's such a sustainable resource, but several co-workers have told me bamboo floors are a pain to maintain. None of them actually have bamboo floors. I was wondering if anyone on here does, and knows from experience?