The open grain patterns in Ash flooring are similar to White Oak although the contrast in grain in plainsawn boards can be more pronounced. The overall color effect is a uniquely softer brown and tan shade.
This is a closed grain wood with more distinct grain patterns, more contrast and deeper color overall than Maple. Occasional curly or wavy grain patterns will appear in some boards. It is just slightly lower in hardness and stability than Red Oak.
Wide boards are the benchmark of #3 Premium Grade Eastern White Pine. Normal production comes in widths of 12” to 20”, dominantly white in color with small and large dark-colored knots scattered throughout the floor.