Listen, i don't know much about hardwood flooring nor do i care. I just know its worth it. I simply took a few pics of my home interior, i went to Brampton Hardwood (on the advice of a friend) and asked them to help me decide on a color and type without breaking the bank. I can honestly say they were very helpful and they really knew what they were talking about. I ended up buying 2,400 sq feet of Red Oak at sale price of $3.40 a sq foot, but most importantly, it suits my house perfectly.