Ash Flooring

Simply Striking, Amazingly Dense, and Durable with Unique Elasticity.

Norse mythology refers to Ash as “the mighty tree that supports the heavens”.  If you are looking for something with a bit more flair than Oak, consider Carlisle’s Northern White Ash flooring. Exclusively harvested in the Northeast, Carlisle’s Ash is amazingly wide and long allowing room for the uniqueness of its meandering grain.  When finished naturally, you can expect many variations of color from cream, to light blonde, to rich nutty brown hues. Ash also stains very well and due to its lack of tannins, tends to have more neutral and natural hues making it easier to achieve certain color tones.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Janka rating of Ash hardwood flooring?

Ash has a Janka hardness factor of 1320, making it softer than Hickory and Maple but harder than Red Oak. The Janka scale rates the relative hardness of wood species and is based on the force required to embed a steel ball into the wood.

Are there instructions for how to stain light ash hardwood floor?

When you purchase a stain for your Ash hardwood flooring, it should include specific instructions for application. In general, the stain must be applied to the floor before it is finished with a sealant like polyurethane. If the floor has already been sealed – that is, if you want to stain a floor that has already been finished – you will need to strip and sand the finish before you stain. While it’s possible to stain a floor on your own as a DIY project, hiring an experienced flooring professional will be likely to give you a more consistent and uniform look.

How durable is Ash hardwood flooring?

Ash hardwood flooring is amazingly dense and durable, yet has a unique elasticity. Ash is an excellent choice for a floor that will last for years and that will be resistant to dents and wear.

What are recommendations for how to clean solid ash wood floors?

As with any hardwood floor, vinegar and water works well for day-to-day cleaning. One or 2 ounces of white vinegar in 2 gallons of water is a good mix. The vinegar’s natural acidity strips away many contaminants and dirt from the floor, and vinegar is safe both for the floor and for the environment. For deeper cleaning, a product like LOBA Hardwood Floor Cleaner may be used.

Any suggestions for how to protect Ash hardwood flooring?

Here are a few suggestions for keeping Ash hardwood flooring looking like new.
• A heavy-duty welcome mat can help to keep dirt and stones from scratching your floors.
• Encouraging guests to take off their shoes will help to keep your Ash hardwood flooring pristine.
• Protecting your floor from moisture with a bathmat, a mat at the kitchen sink or a protective mat by the back door can help to avoid water damage.
• Keep humidity levels between 30% and 55% inside the home to prevent against excessive movement in your planks.
• Trim your pets’ nails frequently or use runner rugs to protect your floors.
• Use a touchup pen to address specific spots of wear.

What is ash wood flooring?

Ash hardwood flooring is a flooring surface made from ash, a hardwood species known for its durability and warm color tones that run from cream to light blonde to nutty brown hues.