We're building a cottage in Maine. I want flooring that is durable, fairly wide planks and not glossy. I want it to look and feel like an older cottage where if someone drips on the floor or if pine needles are tracked in, it's OK. The square footage is approx. 2500 sq ft. There will be a large covered porch, a screened porch and a sleeping porch above it.
The architect favors Meranti wood throughout but I think I read it has a problem with moisture. Do we use the same wood outside and in the porches as we do inside the house? I am interested in finding a flooring that isn't exorbitant in price. Who isn't?
Would love to hear from people who have used engineered wood. Is it better for us because there can't be a basement? In Maine so I am concerned about temp fluctuations and freezing temps for solid wood. Suggestions?