Our premium select grade of bamboo is 18% harder than rock maple, making it a superior material for cutting boards and home products. And, it's a totally sustainable natural resource. After harvesting bamboo it grows back quickly since the root system is so dense. Our bamboo products are handcrafted using small flattened bamboo strips glued and pressed together with approved food grade glue, no paints or stains are used. Through a heating process, the natural sugar in the Bamboo caramelizes and turns brown to create these beautiful colors. These cutting boards can simply wash off with soap and water. Oiling it with mineral oil will keep it looking new. Bamboo cutting boards make an attractive chopping surface.