That is a preference matter. I like it a little on the darker side. Even if dust is a little easier to see, I can tell faster if my kids have actually done the sweeping or not.
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I say if you are going to live in this home, then you should do what you like best.
If you want to finish it like the original times then that would be the answer.
The non gloss medium to darker finishes is currently in style.
I sincerely hope this helps.
Yeah, I would ask the flooring company or somebody who deals with that. I know most wood floors I have seen lighten over time due to ultraviolet rays. This has happened in my home in several areas to some degree.
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To be honest, buyers are split. I know because I work with them in sanding and restaining their floors all the time.
The overall trend/preference right now is very dark followed by very light. And, in general reds are less popular - they are polarizing, so if you are looking to sell, I would stay away from them.
As many have mentioned, the most important thing is the style of the home, and there is no one right answer. If you have existing hardwood, then usually it's less expensive to natural (i.e. light) rather than a stain.
If you do solid oak, you are in good shape as a) it tends to be less expensive, b) it's broadly appealing and c) it can be refinished/stained to match virtually everyone's taste.
You may find this article handy.