flagstaff hardwood flooring

Who doesn’t love the look and feel of hardwood floors? At Floor Coverings International Flagstaff, we work with families to find the hardwood floors of their dreams. There are so many types of hardwood to choose from: white oak, red oak, maple, birch. Many Flagstaff homeowners choose ash. Here is some more information about this rare variety of hardwood and why it is a great flooring option.

All About Ash

Ash has a lot in common with oak. They are both grown in the eastern United States. They also have a very similar Janka hardness rating (1,360 for white oak and 1,320 for white ash), which means they are durable hardwood options.

Like oak, there are two types of ash: white ash and black ash. White ash is lighter, with colors ranging from amber to light brown. Black ash has a wide range of color from light to dark brown.

Ash is a very unique species of tree with interesting characteristics. It is related to the olive tree and has similar oil and coloration. This gorgeous hardwood is warm and brings out a room’s natural light. Its grain pattern features dramatic lines and expressive swirls. Ash feels rustic and authentic. It perfectly complements many Flagstaff homes.

Benefits of Ash

There are a number of additional benefits to ash hardwood flooring:

  • Strong: ash is hardy and built to last. With minimal maintenance, your ash floors will last for generations.
  • Versatile: available in a variety of species, stains, finishes, and styles, ash takes many forms. For a more modern home, try light ash planks. For a more elegant aesthetic, dark-stained ash will add timeless tradition.
  • Sustainable: grown here in the United States, ash is truly an American hardwood. Ash is sustainably harvested and minimally transported from the forests of New England to your home.

Find Your Dream Floors

At Floor Coverings International Flagstaff, we have thousands of flooring options. Call today for a free, in-home consultation.

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