Having keenly followed all the kitchen threads we decided to go for bamboo floor. It's a disaster! Lots of it is warped so the floor is distinctly bumpy. (Think this might be the builders installing it wrongly.) Also, it's sooo susceptible to scratching -- so much so that after one single day we are talking about buying wood floor restorer. (We went for a dark colour so maybe it wouldn't show so much with a lighter colour.)
Anyway, just to warn any fellow searchers that it's not necessarily as perfect as other threads might suggest...
Oh I couldn't read and run on this one! FOUR long years I've had a bamboo floor in the living room. God I hate it. We have the oiled wax version - what a nightmare. It scratches terribly, and dents if you drop anything on it and God forbid your badly trained dog should leave a little present on it. Damn floor is covered in stains. And it's really difficult to keep clean. Can't use anything stringent on it as it takes all the wax off. Don't buy it unless it's at least varnished or you're seriously unhinged like I was at that stage of the renovation.
Cost a bloody fortune too. There's no way I can afford to have it ripped out and replaced with something sensible. Like shag pile or laminate or vinyl or anything really, anything other than sodding bamboo.