The bamboo is harvested and split into strips to extract the premium part of the culm. It is then milled into flat strips and laminated with an adhesive under high pressure to produce planks for flooring and paneling. The planks are treated with hydrogen peroxide and a natural borate solution to resist pests and mildew. It is then kiln-dried to remove moisture. Bamboo is actually a grass and when this grass is processed, it becomes wood. This processed grass is as beautiful and stable as oak, and harder than walnut, cherry or teak. Bamboo floors require less care than conventional hardwood flooring and there is no need to wax. They are resistant to scuffing, staining and damage from moisture which provides a lifetime of durability and beauty.