Will I regret cherry flooring? Seeking opinions on flooring choic
I am torn and cannot make a decision regarding flooring. Opinions or comments would be greatly appreciated. Here is what I have it narrowed down to:
1)Local custom pre-finished 'Rustic or character' Cherry or character Walnut. (yes, I know it will have knots and imperfections.) 5" wide plank. NOTE: Whichever I choose would be stained dark brown with no hint of red.
2)Factory pre-finished Maple, 4"wide plank, with a "hand-scraped" look. Also a dark brown.
I have concerns with the cherry or walnut darkening, as I know this happens when left with a natural finish. Can this still happen even when it is stained dark? For example, will it look different in spots with more UV exposure? Will a factory pre-finish stand up to more wear and tear? FWIW, local mill would be cheaper. Front Doors are Knotty Alder, and all interior doors are K. Alder. Trim will be K. Alder or Rustic Cherry, depending on flooring decision.
Thanks in advance