Keeping with character in an older house

Q: I have carpeting in my house now, but I want hardwood or laminate. I don’t know what color. My house is over 100 years old. My living room furniture is cherry and my dining room is walnut (was my parents).

Can you give me some suggestions?

A: Given the age of your house, I would think you should go with something in character with your house. That won’t be laminate. Go with a 3/4 thick solid wood floor. Oak is one of the most prominent in NA.