If you’re interested in hardwood flooring and you want to use a material that’s a little less common, you should consider ash hardwood. Ash has an incredible history of use in the United States and beyond, and the wood offers a host of benefits for homeowners in the Southlake area. Read on to learn all about ash!
The Facts About Ash Hardwood
There are roughly 40-60 different species of ash that grow all over the world. White ash, one of the best species of ash for woodworking, has a Janka rating of 1320, which means that it’s slightly harder and more durable than red oak (the most popular hardwood for flooring).
Builders and woodworkers throughout the ages have been fond of ash because it’s easy to craft into different shapes for a variety of applications. Ash wood can be drilled, glued, and nailed easily. The wood also retains quite a bit of elasticity, making it popular for tools, baseball bats, bows, musical instruments – and of course, floors. Ash is also an ideal material for stairs since it’s so hard wearing.
You can use ash confidently in any room in your Southlake home, and at around $5.00 per square foot, it’s one of the more affordable species of hardwood for flooring.
Advantages of Using Ash for Hardwood Flooring
Here are some other reasons that you might want to choose ash hardwood for the floors in your home:
- Stain the wood in a variety of hues, from creamy tan to greyish brown
- Great for high-traffic areas like stairs, hallways, and entries
- High strength, resilience, and shock-resistance
- Okay for homes with pets and children
- Unique grain patterns add character to any room
- Some species available domestically
Start Your Next Flooring Project
If you think ash might be the right hardwood for you, or if you want to see what your other options are, we recommend scheduling a free, in-home visit from the Floor Coverings International Southlake mobile showroom. Our team is proud to serve Southlake, Colleyville, Keller, Grapevine and surrounding areas, so contact us today to get started on your next flooring project!