Oak or Ash Wood Flooring
If you are one of those people who can’t decide about the type of wood flooring to be installed in your home, it is very important that you know the different wood flooring that will fit in your home.
Oak Wood Flooring
Oak wood flooring is a favorite of decorators, designers and architects. It is also now a favorite of the average homeowner. Many may have put off having oak wooden flooring installed in the past because they perceived it as too expensive, too much hassle to install and too easily damage. However, none of the above actually applied anymore so now you have no excuse. Oak wood flooring is today readily available from numerous suppliers all over the UK. As a result, it is extremely accessible and no longer as exclusive as it once was in terms of the price. New technology for creating the flooring has lowered the price drastically.
Many companies only use sustainable wood from sustainable forests so your home will not have a major impact on the environment in that way. Affordable and available oak wooden flooring can put the finishing touches to any room because it comes in a variety of different styles. It can actually help to capture the light in an Old Italian style kitchen or compliment wooden sideboards in an Old English kitchen. It can complement yellow, blue, red or any other colors of sofa in a living room, and it can bring out subtle tones in the wall décor as well. Oak wooden flooring can achieve any effect that you want and need after it has been installed and installation is not that difficult either.
Ash Wood Flooring
Ash wood flooring is versatile and can be used in a variety of applications from tools to sports equipment and even furniture. Black Ash is a medium dense wood, similar to a Black Walnut, but softer than White Ash. This allows Ash wood to be used in various types of furniture, modern contemporary ash furniture designs and also more traditionally designed furniture. Ash wood is odor free because of which it can be used to make serving utensils. Ash wood is a user friendly wood and takes easily to glue, screws and nails.
Though it is hard, the wood bends well and allows a smooth finish because stain and paint adhere well to the wood. Ash wood is typically easy to sand and machine. In addition to this, ash wood is resistant to decay in the heartwood. This makes it durable and requires low maintenance. One of the best things about ash wood is that it has the best strength to weight ratio and is therefore used to make baseball bats. Since most players do not want a bat greater than 32 oz. this becomes significant. It is also used for tool handles and other sports equipment.
Ash furniture tends to be more easily available and is cheaper too. In comparison to Oak, ash wood has the same high quality standards as Oak, but at a more affordable cost.