Norwegian mythology describes Ash hardwood as “the mighty tree that supports the heavens.” This statement partially holds true because this type of hardwood is indeed mighty because its hardness is its primary asset that is why it is commonly used for floorings to achieve strong foundation. The American Ash hardwood also has several species and even though all of these species have the same hardness, they are altered in terms of shade. Regardless of their color, all of these American Ash hardwood species can be considered as top quality hardwood floors. Here are more information that you will need to get to know Ash hardwood.
As mentioned above, Ash hardwood have different species and each specie may differ in terms of color. However, the most common Ash hardwood is regularly of a light shade. The color can be described as somewhere between a shiny white or cream. Other Ash hardwood specie may have that light brown color but that could be the darkest shade that an Ash hardwood could have. When it comes to its grain, it can be best describes as slightly open and straight with a rough texture. Ash hardwood is always notable for its hardness and durability but this perk also comes with a disadvantage because Ash hardwood is also heavier than its contemporaries. Ash hardwood also works well with finishes most especially for flooring purposes because its coarse surface protects itself from possible stains and dirt that would stick to it.
There are also other properties of Ash hardwood that should be noted such as being a type of hardwood that is easy to nail, saw or screw. Despite its hardness, it is easy to maneuver your carpentry skills around Ash hardwood. In the town of Calabas, most of the upholstery services pick Ash hardwood not just for flooring purposes but also for other components such as cabinets, tables and chairs. But it must be noted that it is more popularly used for floorings that is why it is commonly known as Calabasas hardwood floors in this city. Here is another trivia for this popular hardwood. Did you know that the American Ash hardwood was once the material being used in creating tennis rackets? Modern rackets are already made of composite materials such as fiberglass and carbon fibre but before that development, Ash hardwood was the primary material for tennis rackets.