cherry cabinets with wood floors
I need help! i am building a new home and need to decide on a flooring color for the entire house. we are doing cherry cabinets but LOVE dark walnut floors. we are afraid with cherry it will be too dark in the kitchen. we also have 2 large dogs and have heard that dark stains are terrible with pets because they show the scratches big time. we are wondering if we should go for the dark color we love, go lighter with a medium stain like special walnut or provincial, or just leave them natural to avoid the scratching. i really don't like the natural color at all though. Our builder uses minwax so if anyone knows their stain colors and has advice please help! Also, I have heard mixed things about pets whether you should poly the floors with shine to protect them or if that shows the scratches more.