Bamboo Flooring- Stranded Bamboo has one of the highest ratings on the Janka Hardness scale. Red oak is around 1,268 pounds where Strand Bamboo can be up around 3,400 pounds up to 3,800 pounds depending upon the brand. I think the Stranded Bamboo is much prettier than regular bamboo. I'm partial to the carbonized darker color verses the lighter natural color, it seems to go with more. ** See photos below.