Every time I walk into a room with those gorgeous rich dark wood floors, I comment on how modern and sleek they look. Without fail, whomever lives there says, "Yeah, they look great from a distance but they SHOW everything up close." This information is not meant to discourage homeowners from installing dark wood on their floors but just be forewarned that things like cat/dog hair, crumbs, lint, etc. show up so much more thanks to the stark contrast. If you love daily Swiffing, then it may not be an issue for you.