Last year (September 2012) I purchased a 70 year old house. The floors were in terrible shape. Captial Flooring ripped out the old floors, installed a beautiful new hardwood in my much desired herringbone pattern and achieved the beautiful grey-coloured stain that I envisioned.
To be balanced in my review, the installation did run 2 days over the deadline, which was inconvenient as I was on a very strict time frame and it meant pushing back painting the house until AFTER I moved in. The post-installation clean-up was non-existent and three old coins (pennies from the 1940s) found underneath the original floor disappeared.
The finished product was exactly what I asked for and $500 under the original quote (the cost of replacing the subfloor in one of the bedrooms turned out not to be necessary)