Specialty Floor Types
Repair & Care Of Floors
Hardwood Flooring Species - Ash
From Our Readers:
Mill Run Ash From Build Direct
Question: We're looking at Beauchene Ash flooring from Build direct but don't know much about the wood. They call it mill run and better. It has a lot of colors like dark tan and brown. Is this more like a cabin grade floor?
Reply: The wording almost sounds like it could be a cabin or tavern grade, but retailers place different descriptions on prefinished hardwood. Unlike unfinished hardwood where grading is followed more from one mill to another.
If you find there are many short pieces involved or no warranty then it would be a cabin grade product.
Staining Ash Floors Very Dark
Question: Is there much difference staining an Ash floor compared to Red Oak? I did a remodel a few years ago and the red oak stain came out beautifully.
Reply: Experience says there is not much difference especially if you're seeking a real dark stain.
Can't Find Ash Quarter Round. Help!
Question: I'm having a bloody time finding unfinished ash shoe molding. You'd think the blokes that sold me the timber would sell the stick moldings too. What can I do?
Reply: Hard to say considering you sound like you're from down under, but anybody with a good shaper machine can mill up any type of moldings you want. Try a cabinet makers shop, these kind of guys have the equipment. All you have to do is supply the lumber or they can get it for you.