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. It is slightly harder than Red Oak, its stability is in the same range, all nailing and finishing operations are easily performed, so it makes a very satisfactory floor. Ash does not accept stain readily, so only a slight deepening of color can be achieved during finishing. Ash wood is readily available in northern American forests.
- 3/4″ thick, T&G, Kiln dried, End matching
- Available widths – 3″ – 12″
- Available lengths – random
- Hardness = 1320: 2% harder than red oak
- Price Range – $3.75-$8.00/sf
- Solid or Engineered
consistant grain pattern with very few natural characteristics such as knots and color variation
#1 Common Grade
middle of the road grade with fewer knots and a lower degree of color variation compared to a rustic grade, knots tend to be smaller.
high degree of natural characteristics including frequent knots, color variation and distinctive grain patterns