I have owned a few Bamboo rugs each one lasting at least 4-5 years. This rug is definitely NOT bamboo! Bamboo is known for its strength. This rug is POORLY made. I have owned it less than a month in a normal household traffic area and the rug has warped, cracked, and shifted constantly. It looks nice however after about 1 day on the ground all the other problems arose. One other note the rug wreaked of chemical stain for about a week after we received it. I am currently looking into a refund YUCK!