Monaghan has a wide selection of beautiful hardwood. We ended up choosing a great Alder hardwood. The natural knots and "country" feel are a nice contrast to our contemporary design. This particular flooring has also been so forgiving with scratches and dents. Prices are great...but the downside from Toronto, is of course the location. Make a day of it in Peterborough! As an aside- we made it extra special by having the floors installed on a 45 degree angle.