Ash Hardwood Flooring

Ash could be one of the most unique and wonderful wood flooring options available in North America, and unfortunately, this flooring type is becoming rare very quickly.

Style

In color, Ash hardwood flooring can be quite variable with both light golden areas and rich dark areas. Sometimes grain variability in the flooring also accentuates this character as well. With this grain variability, Ash would seem similar to Hickory flooring except that the color contrast between light and dark wood portions in Ash is not as high-contrast as Hickory. In addition the tone of Ash wood flooring is slightly more golden overall.

Ash is an excellent look for your hardwood floor if you appreciate the strong grain pattern of an oak, but you want something more unique and a little different. If the color variation is not your thing, you can always choose one of our stains (clear, gray, light brown, dark brown and espresso), which evens out the tones across the wood floor.

Ash Wood Wear

Ash is a very hard North American Hardwood that will be resilient to wear in an active space, and is often used in other applications including axe handles and baseball bats. 

History

Ash trees were historically common across most of North America and Europe, where they played a role in Norse mythology and early tooling for North American Settlers. Ash wood is considered a superior material in baseball bats, axe handles and many kinds of guitars because it is similarly hard but it is more flexible than the typical alternative, hard maple.

Unfortunately existing Ash trees are under threat by the Emerald Ash Borer, an invasive insect that kills standing trees. Luckily, the Ash Borer is unlikely to drive the Ash tree species extinct, especially with the help of conservationists, but adult ash trees are likely to become more rare over the next 50-100 years while populations rebound.

Why Steller Ash Hardwood?

In a Steller hardwood floor, Ash flooring is an excellent choice! Since Ash has a lot of character and interest, choosing where to put your favorite wood planks could be very difficult, and so it is a good thing that if you want to move planks around, you can use your suction cup to make adjustments to your wood flooring on the fly. But no matter which order you place your planks, the white-gold hue and light-reflecting properties will make a statement in your home or office.

Ash Clear

ash clear board

Natural ash with a clear, satin polyurethane finish combines the bright feel of maple with oak’s grain pattern.

Ash Grey

ash grey board

A subtle change to ash’s natural look provides a higher color dimension and adds a pop of uniqueness to high-traffic areas.

Ash Light Brown

ash light brown flooring

A light brown stain brings a sporty, fresh look to ash’s natural beauty.

Ash Dark Brown

ash dark brown

Our signature dark brown stain adds warmth to ash’s grain pattern.

Ash Espresso

ash espresso flooring

Transform ash’s natural light color with a dark stain that gives you a modern look of walnut or hickory while maintaining durability.

Don’t see what you’re looking for? Contact us, and we’ll work with you to make your vision a reality.

The Steller Guarantee

Steller Floors is committed to both high-quality wood and high-quality craftsmanship. In practice, this means:

  • Our lumber is sourced from trees throughout Pennsylvania and neighboring states
  • Each board receives personal attention from our team before it goes out the door
  • We take pride in being part of our community and the local economy in central Pennsylvania
  • We take our work very seriously, but try not to take ourselves too seriously