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 tend to yellow 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 35 m in height. The trunk can grow to around 4 m in circumference.
Origin of Kährs Ash flooring: Sweden
Hardness: Hard, strong and lightweight. Brinell value: 4.0
Colour change: Medium to strong. Ash yellows over time, becoming straw-coloured in appearance.