I have a 10x10 ft home office, and will soon reconfigure it to accomodate my desk and one or two additional desks or seating areas for homeschooled children, we are likely to have three rolling chairs in here. I would love to have wood, but by the time I put down the protective pads for three chairs there wouldn't be much wood left to show.
Do casters take the finish of laminate? How 'bout bamboo? Do alternative casters work?
I think the logical choice is carpet tile, but I want to explore all options. The subfloor is a concrete slab, adjoining bathroom has ceramic tile but I don't want more of that and couldn't find a match, anyway.