j dinsmore posted on: February 2, 2010
we are considering having hardwood installed in our home. We recently bought the home and it has a remodeled kitchen with Maple cabinets w/spice finish and espresso glaze, travartine floors in the kitchen, the cabinets, granite counters (Ubba Tuba) and floors will stay. Our furnishings/taste lend more toward comtemporary (not modern), with brushed nickel fixtures. We know that oak is very durable because of the grain, so we are considering white oak natural, but really think one of the less grainy, more contemporary floors (maple, Brazilian Cherry, Brazilian Walnut) would lokk better with our style. Your candid thoughts would be most appreciated.