Robina's Strand Woven Bamboo Flooring is strong and durable, making for some
of the densest and hardest floors available. It is extremely stable with tensile
strength comparable to steel and compressive strength higher than concrete. The
lighter tones of Robina's Natural Bamboo Flooring are actually accomplished with
a bleaching treatment. And Carbonized Bamboo Flooring undergoes a heating
process to produce its rich caramel tones. Patinas are achieved with an
additional blackening technique. Bamboo is an extremely fast-growing plant,
growing up to four feet per day, reaching heights of 125 feet and 2 foot
diameters. Bamboo completes its growth cycle after three to five years, making
the stalk ready to harvest. The roots which remain regenerate the bamboo and
eliminate replanting. Bamboo is actually a grass. Strand Woven Bamboo is
literally shredded into strands and pressed together under intense compression.
This technique results in a solid, heavy floor which provides all the durability
of hardwoods with the sustainability of bamboo.