Ash “Fraxinus excelsior”
Hard and heavy wood species
Brinell hardness 3.2–4.7 HB
Ash is considered a hardwood deciduous tree. It grows in humid areas of Europe, Caucasia and Asia Minor. The heartwood and sapwood are clearly distinguishable. The sapwood is thick and almost white. With age, a clear heartwood formation is created, and it is sharply distinguished as grey, brownish or olive-coloured. The timber is unevenly patterned by different tones, veined or striped, and appears very decorative for that reason. The wood is resilient, heavy and hard.
Ash as a Flooring Material
As a flooring material, ash is hard and durable as well as popular due to its nuanced colour and varying structure. Different surface treatment options give ash character and make it a very trendy flooring material. In addition to residential rooms, ash is also excellently suited for use in public spaces where a unique and strong look is desired.
AREAS OF USE
Private spaces: Living rooms, bedrooms, kitchens and corridors
Public spaces: Restaurants, hotels, offices and entrance halls