(old photos - I'm so glad we painted over that green!)
Ok, well maybe fancy isn't the perfect word (it's laminate - we have 2 big dogs that do NOT walk gingerly) but it seems really nice and it's a major upgrade. We got it at Floor and Decor, an outlet-type place that was actually a positive experience - the salesperson was really knowledgeable and helpful, and they had a ton to choose from. The color we got is Merbau (yeah, I don't know what that means but it's not light and it's not dark, and it's not quite red - it's a mix of all of the above). Honestly, there were quite a few colors that didn't have any red in them that I liked a lot, but all of those looked fake up close (yes, I realize all laminate is technically fake, but I wanted the least fakey). And it was about $.50 cheaper per sqft than something very similar at Home Depot - totally worth the 30 minute drive to a sketchy part of Atlanta!
So no more nasty stained and worn carpet, no more Dyson-multiple-times-over-but-still-dog-haired carpet cleaning sessions, no more 1980's parquet to greet you as you come in the front door!!
Not sure how long it will take us to actually put the boards down, but the one we have sitting in the hallway looks great!