The Authentic Collection is built on Europe’s past and present use of local (European) oak. It gets to the core of what is now the mainstay of European wood flooring. It was the wood in barns that first aged and darkened in reaction to the livestock living inside. The same natural process is reached by what we now call ‘smoking’. Whitewashing with lime started as a way to brighten and give barns a ‘clean’ and even look. Today we use different combinations of these genuine processes to create the honest flooring in the Authentic Collection.