High Sierra features time-worn time-textured looks that heighten the elegance and rustic charm of this gorgeous green collection. These styles are already a work of art as well as a technological marvel with a superior green story. High Sierra is the first 8" solid plank made 100 percent from recycled mill by-products. The premium solid wood is painstakingly hand-scraped a process that reveals the handsomely defined grain pattern. Stylish colors and fresh texture emphasizes the natural wood grain and makes a bold statement of style or this collection. The texture technique involves side-to-side and horizontal scraping which creates an effect like quarter-sawn wood - a late 19th century technique used in very fine floors. This beautiful scraped texture - only able to be done by hand - results in a brindled coloration like that found in nature.