The Platinum Collection features a number of species of wood, with the charm and unique signature of each recreated in laminated floor. The edges of the planks are rounded on both sides and ends, creating a vibrant ?plank effect? that looks and feels just like real wood floor. The Platinum Collection varies from a lightly-distressed look, with some chisel marks on the plank, to medium-distressed look. All Platinum Collection floors are manufactured with Republic?s proprietary Triple Moisture Protection? technology for unparalleled durability.