Will I like natural maple floors?
Right now we have beech wood floors and I LOVE the look of them but they are very soft. Anything dents them.
We are building a new house and I'd like the same look, but I can't find beech wood floors ANYWHERE. Mine were Armstrong or Mohawk Bavarian steamed beech. They no linger make them. Nor does any other company make beech floors.
So I found some maple floors for a GREAT price (a builder went bankrupt and left store with 11000 sf). My main concern is the color is very uniform. Not much movement or graining. We have 4 kids, so the color shading and movement of the beech camouflages crumbs, dirt, grass, etc until I get around to sweeping.
Here is the sample of the maple on my beech floors. Do you think the evenness of color in the maple will "show" grass etc more than my beech?