If you’re looking for hardwood flooring other than oak, maple flooring is a great alternative. Maple is denser than oak so it’s slightly more durable. And unlike oak flooring, its grain is much less dramatic, so you can use it in larger rooms without the floor appearing busy. Maple flooring works well in contemporary homes owing to its clean look. Kennedale Prestige Planks comes in 15 color variations, each using a medium gloss finish.