Ash is a strong, hardwood species - even harder than Oak. This pale wood has a typical Scandinavian look, with fine brown streaks and a few discreet knots. It also has a relatively long grain. However, Ash does amber over the years. This wood is often used to make tools, wood flooring and furniture.
Ash (Lat. Fraxinus excelsior)
Family: Olive (Lat. Oleaceae)
Size: Ash can grow up to 115ft (35 m) in height. The trunk can grow to around 13ft (4 m) in circumference.
Origin of Kährs Ash flooring: Sweden and Asia
Hardness: Hard, strong and lightweight. Brinell value: 4.0
Color change: Medium to strong. Ash yellows over time, becoming straw-colored in appearance.