I need to install flooring in the main level of a beach house, which includes the living room, dining room and kitchen. Maple wood is my first choice but I am concerned that the floors will be damaged by the sand that inevitably will be tracked into the house. Is this a valid concern? If so, what flooring options are recommended? I want the house to have a warm, earthy feel. We visit it as often in the winter as we do in the summer so I'd like to avoid tile as a solution. Thanks!