Would they send foo a "filler" for those chips if they're mostly on the underside? I'd just be worried about it accidentally catching trousers or a dress or something- cant really tell if its sharp or not.
Wall to wall is the worst. I wasn't aware there was a house-wide alternative until my late teens, early 20s- everyone in the suburbs has it. In fact, I remember paying out of my own pocket when I was around 15 to have laminate put into my bedroom because I hated the carpet so much and that was all I could afford at the time.