It’s so easy to love classic hardwood floors, but when it comes to starting a new hardwood flooring project, choosing the style you love the most can be difficult! At Floor Coverings International Waukesha we know the many options can be overwhelming, and we are here to help ease that decision-making process. Below are a few of the reasons why Ash hardwood flooring may be the perfect style for your Waukesha home!

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Durability and Strength

Did you know that many baseball bats are made out of Ash hardwood? If this wood can stand up to a baseball traveling at 70mph, surely it can stand up to a busy family! The Janka hardness scale is what we use to rate how strong a hardwood floor is, (rather than throwing baseballs at it).

Ash hardwood flooring has a Janka hardness score of 1,320. To put this in perspective, the most popular hardwood floor, red oak, has a score of 1,290 and white oak has a score of 1,360. These are all considered tough and durable hardwood floors – making Ash a perfect match for wear and tear in any room.

Light and Open

Nothing makes a room look brighter and more open than gorgeous light-toned hardwood floors. Ash is very light in color, with soft blonde, gray, and light brown tones. Its unique graining ties together its stunning color and eye-catching texture. If you have a smaller room you wish you could magically make bigger, adding light hardwood flooring is a simple trick to make it appear larger.

Whether you enjoy frequently changing up your style or love a more minimal look, Ash hardwood flooring is a perfect light and neutral background. While styling your Waukesha home is incredibly fun, worrying about the appearance of flaws on your floors is not. Lighter colored floors, such as Ash, are wonderful at hiding the appearance of unwanted damage, scratches, and dirt.

Bring Ash Hardwood Floors to your Waukesha home!

There are many hardwood floors to choose from, but at Floor Coverings International Waukesha, we think Ash hardwood flooring is an amazing choice! If you want to explore Ash or other hardwood flooring options for your Waukesha home, give us a call today and schedule a free, in-home consultation! We proudly serve Waukesha, Brookfield, Milwaukee and surrounding areas.

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