I've seen different finish sheens on wood floors; some are shiny and some are not. . Imported species can offer even more color options. . All sheens will offer the same protection for your floor, so it truly is a matter of which look you like best.
Hardwood floor finishes: Here's a guide from HouseLogic with pros and cons of all hardwood . Oil sealers have been used for centuries to protect and moisture-proof wood. . Related: Ideas for Great-Looking, Low-Maintenance DIY Floors.