Maple is an excellent choice if you are looking for superior strength in your hardwood floors. A strong, close, and straight grain combines with a fine and uniform texture to produce a wood that is ideal for machining and finishing. Maple is a reliable and durable wood choice that is sure to go well with almost any project. Cherry brings a dark, rich look to your hardwood floors that you simply can’t beat. The dark red hues are perfect for emitting an elegant and classy look.