Hardwood dilemma for kitchen/great room
I am in need of some hardwood expertise! We are doing a remodel of our first floor including our kitchen and living room. I love the look of rustic hickory but the knots are scaring me off! Is there a floor that has the look of vintage/distressed but without the maintenance? The pre-engineered handscraped just look fake to me. I don't like the "wavy" look they have. My contractor is suggesting ash but I just thought I'd check with you all...the real experts! :-) Any input is welcome and much appreciated!!