I was particularly partial to how it looked on the section of our floors that are maple.
But with all the staining that we had -
we had to replace more floor boards than we had originally planned on -
those cats MAYBE saved us $30,000 but i KNOW they cost us $1200!
At any rate, because of all the patching in of new board, our contractor was concerned that a lighter stain would expose the new boards, rather than blend them in. as a result, we are going with darker floors.