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Ash Wood, White

Ash hardwood grows throughout North America and is found in Canada and around the East Coast. Ash is most commonly confused with Oak products due to its similarities. Fraxinus is the scientific name of this olive tree family. Green Ash and White Ash are the most common species found but there are dozen of other Ash species. Other names for ash are American Ash, Biltmore ash, and Biltmore White Ash. Ash is beautiful and durable. It's found in antique furniture and due to its shock resistance, you will find it in baseball bats and tool handles.

Wood Appearance

Color: Ash Wood is similar to that of White Oak. Its color is often more yellow than the Oak species. The heartwood varies from light to dark tan with cream-colored sapwood.

Species Grades and Variations: Ash is most often confused with Hickory wood, and that is due to the color, but pores in Ash are often larger than those in oak.

Grain: Somewhat wavy and open grain, bold, straight. Plainsawn boards often provide contrast.

Ash Flooring

Wood Properties

Janka Hardness: 1320 lbf which is between Red Northern Oak 1290 and White Oak 1360.

Strength: 15,620 psi

Stiffness: 1,850 1000 psi

Density (KG/m3): 656 

Tangential Shrinkage: 7.6%

Radial Shrinkage: 3.1%

Wood Workability

Adequate for sanding when performed properly. There are no known issues for nail down or staple down installation. Ash is good for staining treatments.

Wood Origin

Ash Wood is a domestic wood whose origins are from North America. It's commonly found in the Appalachian and Glacial regions.

Wood Uses

Ash is often used in both solid wood and engineered wood flooring products. Ash is also found in your home furniture. The dense nature of ash provides great working and finishing properties. It's found in tools, boats, doors, cabinets, and other items.

Ash Availability

Ash Wood Flooring is easily obtainable. Ash comes in engineered hardwood flooring and solid wood products.

Cost of Ash Wood Flooring

The average price of ash wood flooring is anywhere between $2.50 to $8.00 dollars per square foot. The prices vary on the grade and quality.

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