columbia ash hardwood flooringAt Floor Coverings International Howard County, we provide quality products and expertise to homeowners in the greater Columbia, Ellicott City, Cooksville, Clarksville, MD area. Many Columbia families choose ash for their new custom hardwood floors. Although this gorgeous hardwood is less common than woods like white oak and maple, it is only growing in popularity due to its rustic beauty. Read on for more information about this beautiful hardwood.


Ash has a lot in common with white oak. They are both found in colors ranging from pale yellow to medium brown. Their differences lie in their grain patterns. While white oak is simple and subtle, the grain lines of ash have more in common with the wavy, unpredictable grain of red oak. With exaggerated swirls and a distinct grain, this bold hardwood adds distinct flair to any décor.


With a Janka hardness rating of 1,320, ash will stand the test of time. Ash is a very low-maintenance wood, requiring only light sweeping and vacuuming. As it ages, it can be refinished a number of times to reacquire its original luster. With minimal maintenance, your ash hardwood floors are sure to last for many decades.


You can find ash in countless options. Looking for a light, wide plank ash for your modern loft? We’ve got you covered. Ash comes in a variety of colors, finishes, and widths. It’s available in both solid and engineered, as well as unfinished and prefinished options.

Find Your Dream Floors

For more information about ash hardwood, your local flooring experts at Floor Coverings International Howard County are here to help. We work with homeowners in the greater Columbia, Ellicott City, Cooksville, Clarksville, MD area to find and install their dream floors. With our mobile showroom option, one of our friendly design associates will bring flooring samples to your home. Give us a call today to learn more and schedule your free, in-home consultation.

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