What kind of wood floors with oak cabinets?
I'm still saving for new floors, so I don't have to make a decision right now, but I've been thinking about it for 2 or 3 years and can't decide what I want. It's between wood, travertine, and tile. One of the issues I run into when I think about wood is what would look good next to my oak cabinets in the kitchen. I always thought if I ever got wood floors, I would get a busy oak to help hide dirt and dust. I'm definitely not one to Swiffer every day. Now that I have a house with busy oak cabinets, that's not going to work. Is there anything that would look good and give me the low maintenance I want? My house is long and narrow with an open floor plan, so I think it would like best to have the same flooring every where, but I keep wondering if my best choice is to have tile in the kitchen and wood in the family room if I decide I want wood. Would you go with tile or travertine in order to have the same floor throughout?