Robina Bamboo Flooring features strand woven bamboos which are strong and make for some of the densest and hardest floors – significantly harder than maple and twice as hard as oak with a Janka hardness ranking at 3000. Bamboo is a member of the grass family which goes a long way toward explaining several of bamboo’s unique characteristics. We are familiar with grass as a rapidly growing invasive plant, as is bamboo. Maturing to a height of 20 meters or more in a mere five to ten years, bamboo is ready to harvest. In fact, bamboo grows one-third faster than the fastest growing tree. Some species (there are about 1200 in the world) can grow up to 3-4 feet a day and up to 60 feet in height within 90 days. In addition, like grass, cutting bamboo does not kill the plant. An extensive root system remains intact, allowing for rapid regeneration. Strand Woven Bamboo flooring allows the design, performance, and strength to come through with an ecological benefit to enjoy. With the public more concerned than ever about their carbon foot print, the sustainability of Robina’s Strand Woven Bamboo is a way to achieve this.