Staining white oak floors with dark cabinets?
I have very dark cabinets with white oak floors that have not been finished yet. I had originally planned to stain them, but not go too dark. The kitchen installer (Oh no, you have such nice contrast, why would you want to do that?") and floor finisher ("I saw a kitchen where they did that and to be honest it just didn't look right to me"), as well as seeing a couple of floor photos here where they had darkened naturally, convinced me that it would be better to leave them natural. They have darkened noticeably since I installed them at the beginning of my remodel last Oct./Nov. They are still pretty stark in contrast, however. My brother said yesterday "you mean your not going to stain them"? and he has me rethinking my original plan to stain them again.
Can anyone share pictures of white oak floors with dark cabinets that were left natural verses stained? What if I stained them a light brown, so I still have contrast, but it would tone it down a bit? Any suggestions?