Horizontal Grain (HG) - Characteristic bamboo look using wider strips with pronounced nodes. Cut around bamboo stalk perimeter.

Vertical Grain (VG) - Appears similar to traditional hardwood with narrow strips mimicking straight wood grain. Cut radially (“quartersawn”) in the wall of the bamboo and is slightly harder than the horizontal grain.

Strand Woven - A more regular appearance than milled bamboo (vertical or horizontal grain) with nodes only subtly noticeable. Post-industrial recycled bamboo strands pressed in resin under high heat forming a very hard material.